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Wang’s Mandarin House Reopens

After several weeks of kitchen repairs as a result of a small fire, Wang’s Mandarin House is back to normal, having resumed normal operations. The dining room also has been newly decorated.

Wang’s Mandarin House has been a staple of the Memphis restaurant scene for 32 years. It’s located at 6065 Park Ave. in East Memphis, at the corner of Park and Ridgeway.

In 2011, Wang’s Mandarin House opened East Tapas and Drinks in the adjoining space next door.

No showing of “The Interview” here – or anywhere

(Update to this post: Sony has now pulled the plug on the movie’s distribution)

The Malco cinema chain in Memphis, for now, is still planning to show the controversial Seth Rogen/James Franco flick “The Interview” when it comes out on Christmas Day.

Sony has taken the unusual step of saying theatres don’t have to show it because of the controversy attached to it and because of security concerns. Five of the biggest chains in the U.S. have said they won’t be showing the movie – according to The Hollywood Reporter, they include Regal Entertainment, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment.

A Malco spokesman Wednesday morning said “while no final decision has been made, now we are still playing the film.”

Let Me(mphis) Google that for you

Google released its 2014 trends report today. Here’s what Memphis had on its mind, based on the fastest-rising search requests of the year.

  1. Ebola
  2. Robin Williams
  3. World Cup
  4. iPhone 6
  5. 2014 calendar
  6. Credit Karma
  7. Google Drive
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. Jennifer Lawrence
  10. Megashare

As for the city’s top image searches in 2014, Ebola came in at first (search that one at your own risk), followed by Iggy Azalea and Frozen.

You can dig into all of Memphis’ top searches here.

Still “tired of being alone”

In case you needed a reminder, Al Green was on David Letterman after getting his Kennedy Center honor to remind us he’s still tired of being alone.

“This is all you want my friends,” Letterman said by way of introducing him.

Dansette

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