Monthly Archives: June 2014

Forging a Cult Classic

15_pkgrills_TIn a crowded, dim warehouse near the Heifer International campus, a part-time school bus driver is busy placing heavy grill bodies into cardboard boxes sporting the name of a 62-year-old company: Portable Kitchen.

Dozens of rectangular, rounded-corner grill bodies—each formed …

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June Best Bites

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Loblolly Creamery at White Water Tavern, Little Rock

The well-known, well-loved monthly boozy-milkshake collaboration between Loblolly and White Water Tavern moved to a whole new level this month with sorbet margaritas. (2500 W. Seventh St.; (501) 375-8400)


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Photographic Memories

Wilmot-8_TAs a young girl visiting her relations in Wilmot, Susan Paulsen found photos everywhere.

Scattered loose in shoeboxes that had been labeled by year. Clinging beneath the crinkly plastic sheaths of puffed-up leather photo albums. Even decades later, she still …

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Open Mic

67_singles_TUnless he tells you, you’d never guess that Matt DeCample was once deathly afraid of public speaking. After all, the Washington-state native and adopted Arkansas politico has been the governor’s spokesman since 2003, when DeCample left his job at KATV …

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Alternative Country

cover-webDesperate to blaze a new trail this summer? Here’s where to slurp oysters in CHARLESTON, explore the New South in ATLANTA, play castaway on the GOLDEN ISLES, watch the sunrise in the SMOKY MOUNTAINS and gallery hop

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Rare Bird

shutterstock_38274178-TThe year I turned 14, the winter had three holidays: Christmas, New Year’s and the annual Audubon Society field trip to Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge. It was the most heavily attended of the monthly field trips hosted by the …

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Shore Things


1. Anna & Ava earrings, $15, and bracelet, $24, at Dillard’s.

2. La Blanca swimsuit, $109 at Dillard’s.

3. L*Space cover up, $140 at Lavender.

4. Sun hat, $20 at Dillard’s.

5. Aspiga sandals, $60 …

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Treading Lightly

swim2Skiing the waters of the White River with only a narrow safety belt snug around his waist, 20-year-old Dee Webb thought himself invincible. He wasn’t the least bit worried that he couldn’t swim. “I could dog-paddle, and that was about …

Posted in Wellness

Infuse That Brew

14_infusion_TOn the concrete-topped bar at Fossil Cove Brewing Co., a pair of upright plastic tubes are making the industrial warehouse-come-brewery look more like a science lab.

Inside the clear tubes, handfuls of bright green hops are soaking in pours of …

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June Arkansas Sketchbook


Lisa Kindrick, Mixed media, 2013

With every snip, the background falls away. As the sharp metal edge traces along the lines, the context and scenery fall to the floor. Their hair and lithe arms and legs freed, the tiny dolls …

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For Keeps


As Little Rock physician Dora Smith turns the pages of a photo album spilling over with family snapshots and old deeds in her serene, sophisticated living room, it’s …

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