A few months prior to the first issue of the Main Street Journal in September 2005, I was fortunate enough to meet Jonathan Lindberg and Mike Frizzell, who founded and edited the magazine. The monthly publication would cover politics and culture in Memphis and the Mid-South, but they did not plan on having an online presence until I convinced them to let me build their website, then later design and maintain a blog.
The subscription-based print version made a splash and survived several years before eventually succumbing to the economic buzzsaw facing all such publications. The website continued strong for a few additional years under the steady management of Mike Hollihan, a local blogger I had introduced to them soon after I came aboard.
I will always appreciate the opportunity I had to work with the Main Street Journal. Below are twenty full-length articles and op-eds published in the magazine’s print and/or online version.
- Tomeka Hart Said School Systems Would Remain Separate – April 2012
- Andrew Breitbart Showed Us How – March 2012
- Where’s Carol? – February 2012
- Should Bartlett Create a School District? – August 2011
- What Example is the Shelby County Commission Setting? – June 2011
- Getting Memphis Before the Cameras – April 2011
- Roxana Saberi: Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran – March 2011
- Created or Saved – Nov 2009
- Taxing Tea – June 2009
- Naming the Names: Guns and the Commercial Appeal – May 2009
- Obama’s Brave New World – April 2009
- In Dog We Trust – March 2009
- Health and Poverty in Memphis – February 2009
- Notebook: Resilience in Tough Times – January 2009
- A Word on the Tennessee State Lottery – May 2007
- On the Campaign Trail: The Permanent Campaign – April 2007
- Resurrecting the Overton Shell – March 2007
- The 9th Congressional Debate – November 2006
- Letter from the Web: A Better Way to Evaluate Candidates – May 2006
- Blogging on Main Street – January 2006