Monthly Archives: August 2016

Truth be told


“When i was writing every single day for four hours in the mornings, which went on for many years, I accumulated a lot of things,” writer Ellen Gilchrist says, speaking of the fodder for her new collection of essays, Things

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What happens in Vegas…


1 Because the 13-mile scenic drive through Red Rock Canyon will have you considering a move to the Mojave.

Sixty-five million years ago, the earth, in all its not-content-to-lie-around turbulence, bumped around enough beneath what’s now the Mojave Desert to

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A house in the trees


SURELY YOU GET USED TO IT. Surely it starts to feel normal, almost old hat, this sprawling panorama of trees and sky and river that spreads out like a blanket beyond the wall of glass at architect Wesley Walls’ Little

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Readers’ Choice


It wouldn’t be an Arkansas Life “Best of” without the, erm, best part: YOU. Each year, you tell us who’s slinging the best cocktails, building the best houses, selling the best stilettos, hosting the best galas—basically, you’re

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The People Who Make the Outdoors Great


Tracey Blake

IF YOU’RE LIKE US, you probably spend a lot of time staring out the office window daydreaming about Arkansas’ great outdoors. (Editor’s note: Get back to work.) We find ourselves thinking, If only we’d chosen another career, one

Posted in News & Views

Last Word


8:38 AM.: 

I wake up to messages on my phone. Not just Twitter, not just emails. Messages. Missed calls and texts. My eyes are unfocused, white letters blending into a fuzzy line. I roll over and go back to sleep.

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Khana Indian Grill


ON A BONE-CHILLING FEBRUARY AFTERNOON, I reluctantly tear myself from the toasty warmth of the car and make a mad dash for the door of Khana Indian Grill. I’ve faced down the icy wind one too many times today and

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Good Tasting


Blueberry Blast Smoothie Bowl

Juice Leaf, Little Rock

When we first came across this dish at Little Rock’s new downtown juice bar, we were skeptical. But after ordering the first one, we realized the smoothie bowl’s true purpose: It’s the

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The Last Straw(berry)


IT IS WHAT IT IS. Simple and sans pretense. Without airs or anything affected, here it is: strawberry shortcake, served in a Styrofoam bowl. Fresh Arkansas strawberries, thin-cut, almost wafer thin, a mound of vanilla soft serve, whipped cream and

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Best of 2016

After finishing our Best Of list each August, there’s part of us that thinks: That’s it. That’s the last one. We’ve officially tapped every cool thing this state has to offer. But a lot can happen in a year. …

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EVERY TIME I GO to a new town, I always have hope: hope that my guide and I will get along swimmingly. Hope that I’ll see some interesting sights and meet a few fine folks. Hope that I’ll learn something

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