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At last! Homework done – fractions factored, language lesson learned, term paper notecards noted. After that, chores finished – trash out, dishes in, dog out and in. Finally, some time for me. Some time for fun.
Oh, not done yet? I won’t tell.
Website for the Crafty, featuring patterns, blogs, and community forums.
Buy and sell homemade crafts.
A photoshare website for the photographer in you!
An online magazine for knitting enthusiasts that includes patterns for projects.
- Memphis Black Arts Alliance
A heritage based art experience in music, theatre, arts and dance.
- Memphis College of Art Events
Fine arts events and exhibits in Memphis.
A virtual pinboard that allows the user to pin images of interest. The image connects to the site where the item/idea can be found. Very useful in finding DIY crafts.
How to make soap and other fragrant products.
- T-shirt Reconstruction
A LiveJournal (remember LJ?) blog on recreating old t-shirts into cooler looking t-shirts usually by cutting and re-sewing.
- Type F
Tyra Bank's new fashion and style website that is truly customizable. Plug in your hair color, skin color, body type and more and the site creates suggestions specifically for you!
- Anime Network
Connect with other Anime Fans.
- DC Comics
Superman, Batman, Watchmen, Flash, basically--the Justice League.
Comics strips online.
- Great Graphic Novels for Teens
American Library Association's picks for the best graphic novels.
- Marvel Comics
Website for all the Marvel Comics characters such as X-Men and Spiderman.
Previews of the latest graphic novels.
- No Flying, No Tights
Like the name says, you will find no superheroes here!
- Shojo Beat
Read your manga favorites online!
- Shonen Jump
The popular manga magazine's website!
- Viz Media
Best part of this site is the streaming episodes of favorite anime and manga. You don't have to subscribe to view, just click on the full episodes on the right sidebar.
- Addicting Games
Free Flash games. Your computer must allow flash and you must register to play.
- Board Game Central
Everything you ever wanted to know about board games.
- Cartoon Network: Games
Fun games for Cartoon Network fans!
- Fit Brains
Games that exercise your brain. You're in training, so you must sign up and keep track of your progress!
Need a walkthrough for one of your games? Find it here!
- Grand Theft Childhood
Video games=violent teens? This website explores the content of video games and offers advice to parents who may be on your case about what you play. For even more information, there is also a book out there with the same name.
- Hoyle Gaming
"The official name in [card] gaming"! Can't remember how to play Rummy? This site has the rules to every card/slot/casino game out there.
Cheats, wiki guides, walkthroughs, as well as gaming and movie news.
- Mahalo: Video Game Walkthroughs
Can't find a walkthrough in the links above? It is probably here.
Popular online role playing game but you must have updated Java to play. Paid membership unlocks more with this game.
Free mini-games of favorites such as Plants vs. Zombies. 99 cents opens the door to more.
- Teen Free Arcade
Lots more free games!
- Yahoo! Games
Play Mahjongg and more...free!
- The Book of Zines
This site says that about 90% of zines suck and that they can help you find the 10% that will have you hooked. For those who want to make their own zine, (hopefully one in that 10%) this site will help you with that as well.
If you don't have access to Discover, a science and technology magazine, their website has articles, blogs, videos, and more.
- Game Informer
For the video gamer in the know.
- Game Pro
Another great magazine with video game reviews and cheats.
- New York Times Upfront
Look and feel ridiculously smart while you stay on top of current events.
- Shojo Beat
The tagline says it best, "Manga from the heart"!
- Shonen Jump
If your library does not carry Shonen Jump, this is their website and could hold you over until you get to a library that does.
"El mundo es tuyo - The world is yours".
Like skateboarding? This is THE magazine for you!
- Africa in April
A different country in Africa is honored each April.
- Beale Street
The official website for our famous street.
- Beale Street Music Festival
Oh how we love May, and this wonderful music festival!
- Civil Rights Museum
If you haven't gone to the historic Lorraine motel, you should.
- Dixon Gallery and Gardens
The official website to our wonderful art gallery and expansive gardens.
- Elmwood Cemetery
Ghost tours, yellow fever history and more.
- Fire Museum of Memphis
Memphis history through the eyes of the engines and men who kept us safe from tragic city leveling fires.
You know you wanna see it!
- Memphis Attractions
The place to find something to do in Memphis.
- Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
This museum has a large impressive rotating collection, so go often!
- Memphis in May
Summer fun and barbeque!
- Memphis Rock n Soul Museum
Gibson guitars and the history of rock and soul!
- Memphis Zoo
Our zoo ranks high among all the zoos in America. A city pride!
- Mud Island
One of the best kept secrets of Mud Island is their museum.
- Orpheum Theatre
A rich history and diverse repertoire of visual entertainment make the Orpheum a city landmark.
- Pink Palace Family of Museums
Online home of The Pink Palace, Lichterman Nature Center, Mallory- Neely and Magevney Houses' and The Coon Creek Science Center.
- Sun Studio
Take a tour of a this small but powerful historical studio.
- Stax Museum
The history of soul is at the heart of Memphis.
- All Rovi Guides
This site has one of the coolest features I have ever seen!! The findR search allows you to find new movies or music based on your mood! Are you feeling dark but carefree and interested in movies from the 60s? Set the grid, and browse the titles Rovi finds for you.
Movie and TV news and reviews, as well as a look at upcoming movies.
- Criterion Collection
Showcasing the masters of film such as Fellini, Godard, Spike Jonze, and Wes Anderson, Criterion promotes the ART of film.
For filmmakers- advice and community.
- Future Movies
Among mainstream movie news, this site also reviews foreign films and has a good selection of independent choices highlighted.
Sign in and watch free streaming movies and tv shows.
- The Internet Archive's Moving Image
Public domain movies and free moving images that can be download for fun or for school work. The site has tons of items from old cartoons to old school instructional films. Highlights include Edison's complete 1910 silent film- "Frankenstein" and Romero's 1968 "Night of the Living Dead".
- Internet Movie Database
IMDB is your go-to site for movies. Need to know the name of an actor who played in a certain movie? Search here. One of the cooler features of IMDB is that it links to your local box office show times.
- IPL2: Movies
The Internet Public Library's movie advisory page with links to several sites about movies.
- MetaCritic: Movies
Gives movies a median score based on many professional critics reviews.
- The Onion's A.V. Club: Film
Movie reviews the Onion way.
- Rotten Tomatoes
Movie reviews collected from newspapers and the web.
- Video ETA
This site gives the future DVD release date for current movies.
View and share videos.
- All-Music Guide
Reviews and news on ALL kinds of music. Don't know what kind of music it is that you like, this site may help you find out.
- Artist Direct
Streaming music videos, reviews and news.
Lastfm maybe on its last leg in terms of popularity, but it was one of the first in the "smart" online music stations. These smart stations allow you to hook up your music player into the downloaded online "console" and then learns about your music tastes by what you play. It then brings you back suggestions of artists you may like. Just one step away from your own personal music robot.
One of the many lyrics websites, but this one won't give your computer a virus.
Another of the smart online radio stations. Like Lastfm, you can create your own station based on a singular song or artist and Pandora will create a "radio station" for you with similar new and old artists. You can "Like" the songs you,.. um, like and Pandora learns and gets better at bringing you your tunes.
Oh Mr. Zuckerberg, you have made Spotify both the have-to-have music player and the one that is so elusive to acquire. In order to use Spotify to it's fullest potential (and, oh, does it have all kinds of possibilities), you have to log in using Facebook and pay a monthly fee for full access.
- Memphis Grizzlies
Official site of Memphis' NBA team.
- Memphis Redbirds
All things Redbirds, Memphis' Minor League baseball team.
- Regions Morgan Keegan Tennis Championships
Each spring the Association of Tennis Professionals world tour championship comes to Memphis at The Racquet Club.
- University of Memphis Sports
Covers all athletics at U of M. Go Tigers!
- Southwest Community College Athletics
- Christian Brothers University Athletics
- LeMoyne Owen Athletics
- Major League Baseball
- National Hockey League
- U.S. Open
Official NASCAR site.
Wrestlemania's official site.
- The Olympics
Winter and Summer Olympic site.
England's World Tennis Championship.
- FIFA World Cup
International Football (aka Soccer).
Sports Talk, History, How-to-Play and other Sports-Related information
The "world wide leader in sports", what more can we say.
Fantasy Sports Teams. Don't like how the professionals are doing? Make up your own team!
- She Loves Sports
A social networking site for girls who love to play.
- Sports Know How
Rules and how-to guides on every sport.
- Sports Illustrated Online
News from the sports world.
Social networking site for fans of high school and college sports.
- Area Summer Camps
This list is brought to you by The Commercial Appeal.
- Family Fun Spots Magazine
The annual listing of summer camps in the Memphis area.
- Memphis Black Arts Alliance Arts-A-F!re
Theatre camp for black, Hispanic or bi-racial youth aged 9-18.
- Memphis College of Art
Art camp for preschoolers to high school students.
- Memphis Park Services Summer Teen Camp
For teens aged 13 to 15, participants attend field trips as well as other recreational and educational activities.
- Memphis Public Library's Summer Reading Club for Teens
Although this is not a camp the Library does have activities for teens all throughout the summer. Call 415-2700 for more information.
- River City Scribes
A summer camp in Memphis for teen writers.
- How Stuff Works
For inquiring minds.
Stay safe online!
- OnGuard Online
Developed by MIT, Scratch is an easy to use programming language that lets you create and share your own art, animations, games, stories and more on the internet.
- Teen Tech Camp at the Memphis Public Library
Check here for information on the current and previous years' Teen Tech Camp!
- w3 Schools
Teach yourself computer programming for free.
- Find Internet TV
Full episodes of your favorite prime time TV.
Full episodes from Fox and NBC shows for free.
- Television Without Pity
If you missed your favorite show come here to read a recap that will have you laughing out loud.
- Teen Television
For the TV addict, everything you need to know to keep up.
- Shakespeare's Globe
This site features historical information on this historical theatre.
- Teen Monologues
Need a monologue? Here is a free list.
- Theatre History
Theatre throughout the ages.
- Google Video
Search for videos posted anywhere.
Education videos for school.
Most everyone knows about YouTube. View, post and comment on videos on the internet.
- AdLit Writing Contests
Here is a place to enter your writing in contests.
- Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Community, contests and scholarships for students in grades 7 to 12.
- A Girl's World
Have you ever wanted a pen pal from another country? Look here.
- HSJ.org: High School Journalism
News, as in newspapers, for teens by teens.
- National Gallery of Writing
This website by the National Council of Teachers of English is a great place to share your writing.
- Pomegranate Words
If you need some feedback on your creative writing this website allows you to submit it for critique.
- Push Novel Writing Contest
PUSH is edited by David Levithan, submit your novel and it could be published in PUSH.
This magazine is made up of teen submissions of writing and art.
Internet Public Library hosts this site for booklists and zines. A great place to submit your work.
This website and print magazine have great contests for girls who want to change the world through writing and activism.
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