Monthly Archives: August 2013

Raising the Bar


For decades upon decades, Maxine sat at the same green stool at her eponymous Block Avenue bar.


The bar was smoky, extremely smoky. Gray plumes drifted lazily from the ends of cigarettes, collecting at the ceiling where they hung like …

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The Comeback Kings


Vince and Gio Bruno will soon be re-opening Little Rock’s beloved Bruno’s Little Italy

When you shut down a family-owned restaurant that’s been around for more than six decades, people tend to ask questions—namely, “When are you going to open …

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The Hog Wildest



mike-cormack“Good morning, Hogmerica!” Since 2008, Mike Cormack has woken up, gone online and greeted Razorback Nation with a daily affirmation of Razorback fandom. He’s posted his trademark phrase on Twitter and Facebook more than 2,000 times and, to his …

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Fall into the Season


It’s no secret that small-town Arkansas is worlds away from high-fashion hotbeds like New York and Los Angeles. Sure, we don’t have the same ease of access to top-label runway shows or big-name, in-the-know sartorialists—but that doesn’t mean we don’t …

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pigsooie2“WOOOOOOO. Pig. Sooie.
Wooooooo! Pig! Sooie!
Woooooo! Pig! Sooie! 
It is arguably collegiate sport’s most famous cheer. Some say it is the most ridiculous. And yet the Hog Call, as it is affectionately known, is indelibly associated with Arkansas …

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Arkansas Sketchbook


“Lawrence Waller”
Billie Seamans (1974)

At first glance, picking one image seems wrong. Seems to negate the existence of all the others—a range of images spanning World War II to just a few years ago—because one photo is just one …

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Sniffing Out Cancer


Donna Waugh’s border collie, John D., is being trained to sniff out cancer.

Three years ago in a lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Donna Waugh introduced her border collie, John D., to ovarian-cancer …

Posted in Wellness

Keeping Summer Crisp


Canned Goods

“It’s all about your personal taste,” says Standridge. “And it’s very forgiving.”
At home in Mabelvale, Standridge’s recipe box is full of at least 20 pickle recipes from her grandmother, Clarice Slaten. Each is handwritten, the most loved …

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The Rise and Fall of the National Blueway


In January of this year, the White River was named a National Blueway. Six months later, in the wake of a massive public outcry, the designation was rescinded. A look back at why a largely honorific designation was sunk—and the …

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Hot Seat

Sure, we understand …

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Paddling Through


Brothers Louis Shaw and William Davis of Two Brothers Canoe display one of their canoes.


Louis Shaw and William Davis have less than 30 seconds to form a canoe.

After half an hour in a 20-foot-long convection oven set …

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