Monthly Archives: July 2013

Call of the Wild

Like most mornings, a sudden change in background noise will wake you. But this time, there’s a different assault on your senses. Instead of an alarm clock, the songs of wrens and robins chirp you awake. A puff of breeze …

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The New Big College Towns


Graceland – Photo courtesy of © Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Ah, fall. You know the season. It’s when your darling daughter or son loads up the car and heads off to college—a location of their choice that becomes, by default, …

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A Little Bit of Chicken Fried


Chicken and fixins’ from Your Mama’s Good Food. Pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried—we love our fried chicken. Born of similar dishes brought to the south by both African and Scottish ancestors, the traditional fried chicken served as “Sunday’s best” generations ago …

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The Game Changer


From left: Johnny Burnett, Joe Berardi, Jordan Neal, Justin “Buck” Buchanan, Reed Heim, Matt Best, Josh Montgomery and David Batson.

In the fall of 1913, the University of Mississippi brought a team of 18 football players to Conway to take …

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Easy Does It


“It’s easy and very ‘weekend,’ exactly what we wanted,” says Walsh of their 950 square foot cabin hide-a-way on the lake.

When it comes right down to it, it was meant to be. Little Rock-based designer Kevin Walsh—of Bear-Hill Interiors …

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No One Retires From This Line of Work


Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll

On a Wednesday afternoon in early July, singer-songwriter Hayes Carll has just completed taping a guest DJ spot on the University of Texas at Austin’s KUTX. The radio station playing music defining the Austin music experience invites …

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Brothers in Arms

brothers-postNowadays when people talk about craftsmanship, few products make the cut. Furniture is cobbled together from particle board, and we peel away “made in” stickers citing countries of origin thousands of miles from the soil beneath our feet. Many of …

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The Central Arkansas Margarita: An Expert Analysis

Over the past few weeks, we have schlepped around Little Rock, sipping, slurping, imbibing and quaffing our weight in margaritas of every composition and texture. Now, having sampled from the dregs of the lows and the fanciest of the highs, …

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State of the Arts

Most of us can appreciate the old way of doing things. However, beyond the appreciation and casual approval of artisinal crafts and activities is a group of folks—who for reasons of aesthetics, integrity, or family heritage—are revisiting their roots. …

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The Land of Shopping Opportunity


Accessories at Tulip’s in Little Rock.


This sprite of a Hillcrest storefront is a relative newcomer. But good news travels fast (particularly on the Internet), and budget-conscious Arkansans are flocking to E. Leigh’s (3001 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock; …

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Iconic Eats


The Original
AQ Chicken House
Settling into a booth at the original AQ Chicken House on a rainy winter afternoon is as close to cozy as you can get in public (meaning, not in your XXL college …

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