Monthly Archives: March 2014

50 Reasons to Love Our State


There are plenty of reasons to like Arkansas. There’s the way, for one, that despite our football team’s less-than-stellar performance, we’re still SEC—which by definition means we’re better than most anyone else. Or the fact that we can get just …

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Starry Starry Night



Starry Starry Night


Benefiting ACCESS Group


The Statehouse Convention Center


March 13, 2014

Ashley and Eric MerrimanMeagan and Zack ClarkChandler Blank and Morgan BaileyJustin and Jenny AdamsGinger and Mike Beebe and Linda GleasonEileen and Ricardo SotomoraLynn and George O'ConnorScott, Libby and Wyatt DavisChristy Milligan, Janna Toland and Vicky Starling DSC_0915Shay and Stacey SebreeClaude and Dr. Kristi SuttonSara Beth Hughes and Elizabeth GlasbrennerJoe Gould and Amee Simmons


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The City that Dines Together

CityGrocery_Oxford_MS_05_TNothing quiets a dining room ringing with the din of controlled chaos quite like the piercing wooden-spoon-on-metal-pot clang.

It’s somewhere between the purloo and smoked-turkey sliders that Oxford’s reigning king of dining, chef John Currence, sets a pot ringing, urging

Posted in Weekend

Fully Spiced

0314Spice1AltThe staggeringly crowded shelves of squat, uniform jars at Dandelion are enough to make anyone dizzy. So many varieties are packed on the floor-to-ceiling display that a 10-foot rolling library ladder and a five-page stock list are needed just to …

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Gaining STEAM

_warwickandjoel-5Among the parking lots and squat warehouses just off Main Street in downtown North Little Rock, workers are renovating a former police station and lumber-company headquarters. Drop ceilings and Sheetrock walls tumble, revealing century-old wooden beams and pale bricks. For …

Posted in News & Views

Saving Warhola


Andy Warhol; “Untitled,” ca. 1949; Mixed media on board; Gift of Martha Sutherland and Celia Sutherland Wirth; Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Martha Slocum Sutherland was 17 years old when she enrolled at the Carnegie Institute …

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Iconic Eats

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The Down Low on the Main Cheese

cheesyWith multi-generational recipes and husband-and-wife owners, Little Rock’s new gourmet grilled-cheese destination, The Main Cheese, is truly a family affair. The brainchild of Rich and Mary Jensen, the concept grew out of the Jensens’ craving for something new, something different

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March Good Tasting

Yogurt Plate with Lamb


Layla’s Gyros and Pizzeria, Little Rock and Conway

If we had to pick just one reason these halal restaurants are central Arkansas staples, it’d probably be the savory yogurt broth served with either gyro or …

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Arkansas Sketchbook


Cindy Arsaga
Photo with encaustic and oil

Beyond the faint suggestion of a river—an etiolated blue-and-green bend looping over a finger of black earth—and beyond the fleshy patina of a canvas slathered in wax, there’s a photo. And though

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Checking Your Balance

keep-your-balanceSo much has been made of the need to harmonize opposing aspects of daily life—family and work, work and play, yin and yang—that “balance” has become a feel-good buzzword, with zero relationship to the biomechanics that keep you upright

Posted in Wellness