Juiced Up

 Juice gives Wilson Wood superpowers. A tall glass of cold-pressed green juice packed with kale and other nutrient-dense produce has him flying from home to work and straight through the day. All without a single cup of coffee. And for most people, a caffeine-free life is anything but ordinary. “Juicing provides your body with this…

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Arkansas Sketchbook

Listed in Grace Mikell Ramsey’s online Etsy store are painted pendants featuring Eastern Bluebirds and Cedar Waxwings, and any number of cats shooting lasers and rainbows from their eyes. Which is to say, pieces fairly different in scope and focus than the work pictured above. It’s only when you start looking at those smaller pieces…

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Small Towns, Big Sounds

Sonny Burgess—Newport The Sun Records canon is well-known: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Add this wildman rockabilly guitarist and singer to the list. Glen Campbell—Billstown A member of The Wrecking Crew session musician group during the ’60s and a guitarist on The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Campbell’s No.…

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Bearing Out the Legacy

That’s the trademark of this city’s most famous son, Paul “Bear” Bryant, one of the winningest coaches in college football history. And though there aren’t many tangible symbols around town noting the former Alabama Crimson Tide head coach’s presence here—save the large billboard at the town’s entrance near the intersection of U.S. highways 167 and…

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Talk of the Town

The Mayor: Nestled between Searcy and Heber Springs on the Little Red River, Pangburn is a little town looking to stretch out a little. Despite an official 2010 census count at just 601, Mayor Todd Slayton argues that the population is closer to 1,500 when you look at the number of residents living just outside…

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Small Town Deep Roots

Turning off the highway onto the road less traveled, it’s tempting to take a small Arkansas town for just another dot on the map. Truth is, unless you’ve had the occasion to go there—to visit family long entrenched on the same winding stretch of gravel, to make gustatory pilgrimages to altars of catfish or barbecue,…

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Set in Stone

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Vic Jacuzzi the memory keeper of the Jacuzzi clan. Sit down with him, and he’ll tell you stories about his grandfather’s family’s emigration from Northern Italy to America at the turn of the 20th century, and the 800-some descendants (himself included) who now trace their roots back to…

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January Good Tasting

Sea Bass with Truffled Cauliflower Cache, Little Rock The only thing swankier than the environs at downtown Little Rock’s new Cache are the dishes—concocted by chefs Payne Harding and Matthew Cooper—coming out of its kitchen. (425 President Clinton Ave.; (501) 850-0265) Caramel Pecan cheesecake Copper Grill, Little Rock Sure, it’s hard to say “yes” when…

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Behind the Lens

If you ask Dave Anderson what he does for a living, don’t expect a clear-cut answer. He might tell you about his days in the Clinton White House. Or his years as a producer at MTV News. Or the time he was beat up by drag-queen elves when he was sent to film Jerry Springer’s…

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Walking the Line

It’s 10:30 a.m. on a chilly and gray late-autumn Saturday, but it might as well be midnight on Broadway. If it weren’t for the thump of guitars and the twang of Southern drawls spilling out of propped-open doors and curling around back-alley exits, finally meeting in a mash-up of country-and-western cacophony, you could hear the…

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