May 2015

Prairie Road Companions

In which the staff takes a 427-mile trip of discovery through the Arkansas Delta.

CompanionsWebMainI’m worried we’re going to miss the exit.

RoadWebIt’s one of those Arkansas spring mornings when incandescent blue skies are threatened by ever-swelling storm clouds, the threat of rain always near. I know because I’m piloting a vehicle eastbound on …

Posted in News & Views, Weekend

Plans to Thrive

Will Staley couldn’t get Cherry Street in downtown Helena off his mind. That’s the place he knew he and his wife, Misti, could make a difference.

“It’s Where I Became a Person”

When photographer Aaron Turner returned home to West Memphis he sought to capture not so much a narrative, but the feelings that he’d felt

Where the River Meets the Road

Seven reasons to fuel up the tank and follow the Arkansas stretch of The Great River Road down the banks of the mighty Mississippi

Hometown: Helena-West Helena

Seeking out new life where east meets west

Delta Dawn

From the river to the ridge, casting a light on our eastern horizon

May Best Bites

What we’re eating this month

First Taste: Porcellino’s Craft Butcher

Meat me in Memphis

These Deep Delta Roots

Learning lessons on either side of the tracks

Rooted in the Past

Lake Village native Elizabeth Michael combines family tradition, a touch of modern edge and a little Delta soul to make her historic downtown Little Rock house a home

Susan G Komen Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Raising the Sultana

One-hundred and fifty years ago this past month, an estimated 1,800 people lost their lives. And thanks to the opening of a new museum in Marion, the tragedy won’t soon be forgotten

Portrait of an Arrival

Revisiting the work of Japanese-American artist Henry Sugimoto on the campus of Hendrix College

Witness to Change

For Judge L.T. Simes, effecting change continues to present a challenge, but there’s promise in the struggle

May Arkansas Sketchbook

“Highway 15 Sunset”

May Culturalist

A month’s worth of suds, street music and spanakopita