Making Inroads

On a Thursday morning in August, Nathan “Woody” and Clayton Woodruff were in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. That fact alone shouldn’t give even the slightest reason for pause—they are, after all, outdoors people, and it’s not unusual to find them bombing down trails on their mountain bikes in places like Grand Junction, Salida and Crested Butte.…

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Wonder Walls

POWDER BATH, KEVIN WALSH Working with clients “who just love color and pattern” gave designer Kevin Walsh of Little Rock’s Bear-Hill Interiors carte blanche to have some fun while outfitting the homeowners’ historic Georgian. “Paint alone would add color, but wallpaper adds movement and interest,” says Walsh. “Wallpaper adds instant personality to a room, whether…

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October Culturalist

10.04 King Biscuit What could possibly draw thousands upon thousands of tourists to Helena—a tiny town deep in the Delta along the muddy banks of Old Man River—year after year? Only the most storied blues festival in the nation, of course. With fabled names like Delbert McClinton, Guitar Shorty, Roy Rogers, Sonny Rhodes and more,…

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Room with a View

Under the stars, out in the great wide yonder, is where Arkansas seems to shine its brightest. But where do you start your outdoors adventure in a state with thousands upon thousands of square miles of natural splendor? With that question in mind, we created this guide—how to pick your gear, pack your bag, hit…

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Brews You Can Use

Main Street Little Rock Gets Tapped On Little Rock’s downtown Main Street, a new brew-centric restaurant is slated to open in early 2015. Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill, owned by the same team behind Cheers in the Heights, will feature 32 beers on tap (and 20 draft wines!), which ought to pair well with…

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Happy New Year

Driving up U.S. Highway 63 in late July, I found the courage to turn off the air conditioning—“store-bought air,” as my grandmother used to call it—and roll down the windows. Slightly cooler winds had arrived overnight in the form of a front, and the smell of cut hay drying in the fields mingled in the…

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Calling It Like He Sees It

In 1989, before he won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, before he was a six-time Pro-Bowler, and certainly before he joined the Razorbacks broadcast booth as a color commentator, Keith Jackson was lying in bed in Philadelphia when he had a God-given vision. A vision not to do with football—which was surprising,…

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Pickin’ in the Prairie

Mile after mile down lonely, winding Texas Highway 237, white tents stretch as far as the eye can see. Ancient live oaks shade tables and bins of second-hand sundries. Historic dance halls and renovated farmsteads burst at the seams with handpicked French antiques and vintage Texan primitives. And hordes—and we mean hordes—of eager treasure hunters…

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