Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Goldilocks State

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This, I was assured by the friend who picked me up from the airport, is what just about everybody says the first time they reach the Queen City of the West. It may be a mile high, but it’s not …

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Beyond Southern Hospitality

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I arrive at The Pantry in West Little Rock just before the doors open for lunch at 11 a.m. Owner Tomas Bohm, 38, comes out from behind the bar, his smile broad, his handshake ready.

“Thank you so much for …

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A Late Spring Rush

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Dipping each blade of the paddle into the stream, you find your rhythmic strokes along the flat water. You have time to look around at the dense hardwoods lining the river, noticing the fat blue-belted kingfisher zigging from bank to …

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Nothing but the Groove

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It’s a simple-sounding recipe: Take a cigar box, add a stick, stretch some strings down it, and you’ve got a guitar.

“It’s the groove, nothing but the groove,” Bill Jagitsch says of the appeal. “After playing all kinds of music—rock …

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The Keys to Success

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Her given name, common in her native Ukraine, twirls across the tongue like a lilting melody. Perhaps it was clear at birth that music would be her destiny.

Thirty-two years later, University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and artist-in-residence …

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Hearing to Heal

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You’re sitting in the fourth-floor waiting room of a clinic in the Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, nervous about the treatment you’re about to have or the test results you’re about to get, and …

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Down on the Delta

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It’s a place where rows of cotton shimmer in the noonday heat. Fields of rice grow greener than that of any Emerald City. Red-winged blackbirds flit off of fence posts to cling to tall weeds. Old barns are so rustic …

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RIDE ON

The best of cycling the Natural State…

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ONE ON ONE WITH CHRISTOPHER CRANE

The state film commissioner on why Arkansas should take its rightful place on the big screen…

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WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

How artisan seas salt is redefining the table staple…

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MARION COUNTY GOTHIC

On finding home and authenticity in the most unlikeliest of places…

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