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 am in desperate need of a pick-me-up in the form of light-me-on-fire Indian curry. I heard…

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Arkansas Sketchbook

By virtue of what it is, the moment in the painting is suspended, held fast for whatever scrutiny and time the viewer decides to allow it. But in this case, there’s more. Not that there isn’t more to other paintings—more depth that can be plumbed—but here, the subject is less the girl, less her movement, and…

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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 Like the Truth. She’s on the phone from her little brick condominium in Fayetteville, the…

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Hope

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 new along the way. But this time, instead of hope, I have … Hope. And, if…

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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. 9:45 AM.:  “What happened in Orlando?” I ask my partner an hour later when my eyes are…

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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 Rock home. Parking your car in the garage? There’s that view. Making coffee? Yep, there, too.…

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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 perfect excuse to load up an already decadent smoothie with toppings like dark chocolate chips,…

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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 send two plates colliding, creating the geologic phenomenon that’s at the heart of this national…

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The Culturalist

JON SCHUELER AT THE ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER | Aug. 5 – Oct. 23 LITTLE ROCK | There is something about the sky. Something mysterious about the endless blue, something lofty about the opaque, voluptuous clouds and something menacing about the fiery patches of red upon sunrise. And in the swirls and dabs of color in abstract-expressionist…

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