May Culturalist

5/1 – 5/3 Beale Street Music Fest: A Survival Guide MEMPHIS | If you’re like us, you’ve spent the past few months dreaming of sunshine, sandals and long days spent outside—basically, you’ve been counting down the days to the Beale Street Music Festival, which brings The Avett Brothers, John Fogerty, Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Adams and…

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The Fountains of Youth

  Charles Graham is a man with a message. In a baritone both calm and convincing, Graham delivers the script-worthy story of his life with diction so perfect and accent-free that it belies any hint of his rural Arkansas upbringing. But with his powerful gospel voice describing cotton stalks rising from sandy loam and days…

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First Taste: Boulevard Bistro & Bar

[maxgallery name=”0415boulevard”] It’s a dangerous game, messing with a good thing. And by all accounts, Boulevard Bread Co. is a very good thing. It’s a consistent thing, too. The small cafe-bakery-deli-gourmet-grocery combo on Grant Street is the flagship location of the trio of Little Rock eateries that first launched in 2000. For 15 years, diners…

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Oh, the Places They’ll Go

By all appearances, Jones Elementary School in Springdale is typical of any public school in the United States. The playground buzzes with the energy emanating from dozens of unleashed kindergartners through fifth-graders. Interior walls display primary-colored signage and student work in a variety of shapes and sizes. Caricatures of a team mascot—a jaguar, in this…

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Spring Cleaning

[maxgallery name=”0415utility”] Last summer, as we photographed the master bathroom in a stunning Craftsman in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock for a home feature, designer Kevin Walsh pulled at my elbow. “Pssst,” he said. “You’ve got to see this.” We rounded the corner and entered an airy, light-filled space clad in crisp whites and…

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