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Focus on wild America

Adams’ photos impressive in print, stunning in person

Subscriber onlyAnsel Adams, the pioneering and brilliant photographer beloved for his spectacular Western landscapes, wanted to give people more than breathtaking beauty. Continue reading...

The president's booze is missing

Subscriber only"Madam, I may be the president of the United States, but what I do with my private life is my own damned business!" Continue reading...

Dream list still worth the chase

Subscriber onlyOn Jan. 13, a San Francisco man returned a book to a library 100 years after the due date. Ironically, the 1909 book of short stories, by F. Hopkinson Smith, was titled Forty Minutes Late. Continue reading...

Civil War drama Mercy Street returns to AETN

Subscriber onlyFor those who've been asking, Mercy Street has finally returned to PBS. The six episodes of Season 2 begin at 7 p.m. today on AETN. Continue reading...

Scoring PBS Vietnam series just latest detour for Reznor

Subscriber onlyTrent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails frontman and music industry polymath, calls his gig as a go-to composer for Hollywood film scores an "accidental career." Continue reading...

Opinions ring in as 'Greatest Show' heads to pasture

Subscriber onlyThe "Greatest Show on Earth" is now the Gone-est Show on Earth. Continue reading...

Pianist Paremski, Symphony of NWA, to play Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyRussian-American pianist Natasha Paremski will solo in Sergei Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and conductor Paul Haas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Center sets discussions on exhibits

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Arts Center's Art After Hours and Feed Your Mind Friday lecture series will devote several presentations to its forthcoming exhibits: Continue reading...

Swanky sweating

Baja spa offers fitness fans a plethora of ways to push, pamper themselves

Subscriber onlyTECATE, Baja California, Mexico -- Manuel Velazquez does not coddle those who show up for his Hot Latin Cardio class. Facing a mirrored wall in a light-filled dance studio and wearing a wireless microphone, he barks instructions -- "No talking when I'm talking!" in Puerto Rican-accented English as he gradually steps up the pace of dance movements to the beat of Latin rhythms. Soon the entire group, ranging from 20-somethings to senior citizens, is panting and perspiring. And happy, because over the course of 45 minutes, they all got a heck of a cardio workout. Continue reading...

Rooster's year off to a fun start

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Lunar New Year begins Saturday, kicking off the year of the rooster. The holiday is observed in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries, but a number of U.S. destinations, from New York to Las Vegas, also host celebrations. Events include parades featuring lion dancers, holiday menus at Asian restaurants, cultural festivals and more. Continue reading...

Italy's sights still lure, despite security line waits

Subscriber onlyItaly -- with more culture, crowds and chaos per square kilometer than anywhere else in Europe -- is most enjoyable when you're current on its sightseeing and infrastructure news. Continue reading...

Re-examine slacker marriage

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I married an aimless man. He is six years my junior and I love him more than anything in life; he is, in many ways, the man of my dreams. We married in the summer of 2015 so we're still figuring things out and I'm hoping this is just a bump. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Your intensity turns up a bit. People around you will take notice and move in response to your energy, which is pleasantly effective. You'll get a hard job done quickly in February, and the rewards come in March. Your family expands, and home life becomes beautifully efficient to accommodate the changes. Continue reading...

Spotlight: Literacy Council teaches reading, life lessons

Subscriber onlyVickie Ronald, executive director of the Literacy Council of Benton County, can't quite remember the exact word that holds the record as the Scrabble word with the highest score at the organization's yearly "Scrabble Wars" fundraiser. It's complicated and impossible to pronounce, she says, and she had never heard of it before -- but she remembers how impressive it was. Continue reading...

Artifacts uncovered during construction projects

Artifacts uncovered during construction projects

Subscriber onlyRecently, two state agencies uncovered historical artifacts while pursuing construction projects in downtown Little Rock. Contractors working on the new Broadway Bridge for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department uncovered remnants of wooden block paving. Meanwhile, workers building a parking lot for the Department of Arkansas Heritage uncovered remains of the 1890s facilities used to maintain and house street cars. Continue reading...