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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'm tired of Christian "friends" who are constantly telling me how I ought to live. I'll run my life any way I want to. It's none of their business what I do, as long as I'm not hurting anybody. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Great novels of the 21st Century

Subscriber only1. Hilary Mantel: ______ Hall Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Anger explodes in words, deeds woman later regrets

DEAR ABBY: I am 28 and I'm disgusted with myself about how I talk to my mother when I'm stressed out. I know it's not her. It's me. Continue reading...

Queenly pursuits: Meet drag star Kassandra, Little Rock’s ‘lost Kardashian’

Subscriber onlyOn weekend nights, Kassandra Kardashian exudes confidence while she dances, heels clacking onstage, hair floating around her, blowing kisses to the audience. Continue reading...

Beverage gets redo; chocolate eschewed

Subscriber onlyOnce again, we chew on the latest freaky food news. Continue reading...

Homegrown music makers have a full plate in '18

Subscriber onlyHere it is, 2018, stretched out before us like an open road just waiting to be explored. Traveling that road will require a soundtrack, which is why we put out the call to Arkansas musicians for details on what they are working on for the new year. Continue reading...

American Crime Story covers Versace murder

Subscriber onlyAnd now, more crime and crime fighting. Continue reading...

Father's new girlfriend is not a replacement for Mom

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I need someone to smack some sense into me. My parents were married for more than 40 years before my mom died very suddenly three years ago. My dad is now dating a very nice woman, and I'm truly happy that he has a companion. Continue reading...

Do's and don'ts for profile pictures on dating sites

Subscriber onlyLike male peacocks showing off their magnificent plumage to attract a mate, some men on dating sites post topless mirror gym selfies. Continue reading...

Mental health disorders are not tangible realities

Subscriber onlyMy critics are providing me much material of late for this column and my weekly radio show (5 p.m. CST, Saturdays, American Family Radio). Most recently, a family therapist in Kentucky pleads with the Lexington Herald-Leader to stop running my column ("Stop Rosemond," Letters, Dec. 28, 2017), citing my "dangerous" belief that ADHD and other childhood behavior problems are not mental illnesses. According to Susan Bell, I "have not learned anything new in (my) nearly 50 years of advising parents." Furthermore, she says, other mental health professionals share her opinion of me. She's right about that, but wrong otherwise. Continue reading...

Entertainment Notes

Subscriber onlyElsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Continue reading...

Super Quiz: In which country?

Subscriber only1. Hindenburg disaster: 1937 Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: For many years, I've written about a wonderful program from St. Jude's Ranch for Children. The children would take the fronts of recycled greeting cards and make new cards that were sold in the gift shop as well as online. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You'll build up stores of the good things: love, knowledge and wisdom, as well as practical supplies, savings and funds marked for fun. It's not always easy. You'll sweat and stress some as you get more organized and create structures that can keep this whole thing moving along. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I have some serious health problems because of alcohol. My doctors warned me, but I was too stubborn to listen, and anyway I thought I'd be the exception. But I'm not. I've stopped drinking, but it's probably too late. Is it too late to turn to God? I'm afraid to die. Continue reading...