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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My mother and I always had a rocky relationship, but I've been filled with remorse ever since her death. I'd give almost anything to be able to tell her that I'm sorry for all the hurt I caused her, but it's too late. Please encourage people to make things right while they can. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Man comes clean too late with the truth about his STD

DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I'm paranoid about that kind of thing, and he knew it before we became intimate. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Little Rock neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Krisht

Dr. Ali Krisht came to the United States from Lebanon to complete his schooling as a neurosurgeon. He now shares his skills around the world and draws others from afar to watch him operate.

Subscriber onlyChad Aduddell knows what to expect. At some point during just about every Sunday pickup soccer game organized by Little Rock neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Krisht, the host will get a phone call. The game will stop as Krisht talks to a physician or nurse in an emergency room somewhere in Arkansas about a patient with a complex or life-threatening neurological condition. He'll give them advice and then, if the patient is to be transferred here, start mobilizing a care team. Continue reading...

Literature in the limelight

Five authors talk about their craft ahead of appearances at the 14th annual Arkansas Literary Festival

Subscriber onlyThere's a stand-up comedy bit from the late Bill Hicks where he's sitting in some 1980s Waffle House in somewhere America, reading a book when the waitress asks him, "What you readin' for?" Continue reading...

Huismans get the goods for 25th Tabriz's auction

Subscriber onlyTabriz -- that two-night, every-other-year fundraiser for the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock -- is turning 25 this year, and organizers are taking the milestone seriously. The theme for the casual May 4 party and May 6 black-tie gala is "New York," complete with a performance by The Midtown Men, four performers from the original cast of Jersey Boys. Continue reading...

Bass pro

Restaurateur Mary Beth Ringgold takes Diamond Chef title with a fish dish

Subscriber onlyFor the first time in the 10-year history of the Diamond Chef culinary competition, a woman took top honors. Chef Mary Beth Ringgold became the first-ever female champion, beating fellow finalist chef Jimmy Carter and top-seeded chef Donnie Ferneau. Continue reading...

Childhood crushes go unresolved until their 20s

Subscriber onlyRhonda Colbert's crush on Randy Evans went back as far as she could remember, but when he tried to chase her down, she fled. Continue reading...

Pocket squares are optional

Subscriber onlyQ. When I wear a handkerchief in my suit pocket, is there a specific kind that it needs to be to look crisp and not like a Kleenex shoved in there? Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: In-laws up in arms over rate of moving on

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer. I met a woman who had also experienced tragedy in her life, and we started seeing each other casually. When my wife's three sisters found out, I became the outcast. Why do people think there is a set time to grieve? Life is too short to sit and pine. Memories will always be there. Continue reading...

Equine excitement

Arkansas Derby attendees hoof it to Jockey Club for best view, eats

Subscriber onlyThe 81st running of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park was perhaps enjoyed most from above, in the track's Jockey Club, where box holders and guests were dressed in their Sunday best -- hats and all -- for the April 15 finish to Oaklawn's racing season. Continue reading...

Living Legacy Awards honor 3 for service to community

Subscriber onlyThree community leaders were honored at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Awards breakfast, held April 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown. The event was presented by the Central Arkansas Sphinx Foundation in conjunction with the Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Continue reading...

Digibus takes technology to citizens

Subscriber only Librarian Shannon Morrison recently drove a large bus into a Wal-Mart parking lot while wearing a long blue skirt covered with prints of Hawaiian hibiscus flowers. Continue reading...

Bolo Bash 'feeder' lives up to its name with house party

Subscriber onlyThe biggest stars of the 2017 Baptist Health Bolo Bash -- the players and the sponsors -- gathered at the Valley Crest Court home of Dianna and Kevin Huchingson the evening of April 10 to mingle over a seemingly endless buffet of hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Continue reading...

Auxiliary has food, fun for hospital's fundraiser

Subscriber onlyFrom sushi to sriracha-flavored caramel popcorn, guests enjoyed a variety of tasty tidbits from some 20 central Arkansas restaurants and caterers on April 13. The offerings were part of Arkansas a la Carte, the spring fundraiser of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary. The event took place at Children's Hall on the hospital's campus. Continue reading...

Clothes just part of Ebony Fashion Fair

Subscriber onlyAs you breeze through the patchwork of fur coats, crystal bedazzled evening gowns and sequined suits from the archives of the Ebony Fashion Fair, now on display at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, don't expect to learn much about the careers of Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly, Marc Bohan or any of the other designers who contributed to the legendary fashion roadshow. Continue reading...