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Axles and Allied

Tony Karklins believes in America. Or more specifically, he believes in the importance of American manufacturing, particularly in the bicycle industry. Just listen to Tony break down the mission of Allied Cycleworks, his Little Rock-based carbon-fiber bike company, and you’ll …

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Chip Off the Old Blocks

When the Sterling Department Store at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Center Street closed in 2005, it ended a legacy that had stretched just shy of 80 years. Had you asked longtime residents and workers in downtown Little Rock …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Business of Art


To walk through the 20th anniversary exhibition at Greg Thompson Fine Art is both to stroll through the landscape of Southern art and to trace the trajectory of Thompson’s travels through it. Behind the reception desk in the middle of …

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