Last Word

My kitchen is my time machine, my looking glass. Where my history drips into soups and breads and spices and pies. It’s my hallowed ground, my meditation space. It’s where I transcend. She fed us there, nourished us in that great Southern tradition of providing love through sustenance, my mother’s mother. I blame it on…

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Good Tasting

Baked Donuts Baker’s Wakery, Fayetteville Your first question probably isn’t, Are those donuts? (The discerning reader may have noticed their shape and the word “donuts.”) However, with nontraditional donut materials like “corncake”and coconut, and toppings like sriracha and PB&J, these baked, health-savvy “donuts” are indeed a little different. But dagnabbit, they’re delicious. (693 W. North…

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Big Dam Photo: War Eagle Bridge

The man couldn’t rightly say why the sheep was following him back and forth across the bridge. It was neither livestock nor pet, the man explained, and its reason for following him was as inscrutable as the sheep itself. Maybe there was something about his walk that was particularly alluring or intriguing for a lonesome…

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This is Made by Hand: Black Moss

The foundation is black, these fuzzy threads running vertically on a wooden frame (called a loom, in weaving terms) like strings stretched tightly on a harp. They’re called warp yarns, and they’re where the weave starts and ends. “I love black,” Nancy Miller says, giggling while talking, hands working almost automatically. If her mind forgets…

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Away We Go

Let’s be honest: By the time we’re longing for a bit of R&R, all the best summer-getaway digs have been snatched up. This year, get ahead of the game by booking one of these six escapes now, before it’s too late.  Waterview Yurt at Degray Lake State Park  2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck; degray.com…

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Texarkana

The entirety of what I know about Texarkana could be written in one sentence: It is a town shared by the two states of Texas and Arkansas. Thus the name. I’m a genius, I know. And for some reason, when it came time to embark on this particular journey, my brain was uncharacteristically lackluster in…

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Golden Silence

“Soon after the renaming of the [University of Arkansas] School of Architecture after Fay Jones in April 2009, it became clear that, except for the excellent monograph by Robert Ivy, there was a dearth of written material on our school’s namesake, belying his international stature,” writes former Fay Jones School of Architecture dean Jeff Shannon…

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