Behind the Lens: Will Counts

BACK TO MAIN “The Little Rock news media didn’t expect the beginning of integration at Central High to be that big a story,” photographer Will Counts wrote in his book, A Life Is More Than a Moment: The Desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High. A native Arkansan, he’d returned to Little Rock after earning his master’s…

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Arkansas Sketchbook

Upon arriving at the school in Nairobi, Kenya, in July 2016, photographer John David Pittman introduced himself to the students. He explained that he was there with Blue Door Sponsorship, an Arkansas-based non-profit whose mission is to connect sponsors with disaffected children in Kenya. He was a photographer, he said—a storyteller. The next day, he…

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The Culturalist

Son Volt | March 2 LITTLE ROCK | Sprung from the ashes of pioneering alt-country group Uncle Tupelo almost 23 years ago came two other much-loved bands: Wilco and Son Volt. Wilco moved progressively toward more experimental territory, but Son Volt frontman Jay Farrar took his band headlong into the genre he helped create. Now, as…

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Race Ready

Spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, heck, even lasagna—these likely spring to mind when you think about pre-race noshing. And for good reason: Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen, and glycogen is an easy energy source for the body to tap when trotting out a herculean 26.2 miles. It’s a sound-enough rationale, one that likely gave rise to the…

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Epiphany Riffing

Had you asked a young Chane Morrow what he wanted to do with his adult life, “hip-hop performing artist” wouldn’t have been at the top of his list. Chane, now better known professionally as Epiphany, aka Big Piph, was so averse to being the center of attention as a young man, he once hyperventilated before…

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Seeking Snugness

Fact 1: Denmark sees, at this time of year, fewer than eight hours of daylight each day. Sun comes up around 8-ish, sets around 4-ish. Fact 2: Denmark came out on top in the UN’s 2016 World Happiness Report. Fact 3: The U.S. ranked #13. So … what gives? Turns out those great Danes know…

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Good Tasting

The Cowboy At the Corner, Little Rock Sure, you might be faced with a crowd upon arriving at this downtown diner in time for weekend brunch. But do yourself a favor: Add your name to the list and take a stroll through the River Market. Because these buttermilk biscuits smothered in house-ground-sausage gravy, and then…

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Last Word

As I exit the plane and enter the terminal, everything’s quiet and still. Airports are usually such a flurry of activity, travelers flowing in every direction. But at this particular minute on this particular morning, nobody appears to be in a hurry. Within seconds I realize what’s happening: In a case of surreal timing, at…

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