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DEAR ABBY: Mom takes needless risks following her son's suicide

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My fiancee has a death wish. She recently lost her youngest child to suicide. She's in a lot of pain and rarely has a good day. She suffers from PTSD and relives the scene daily in her mind. 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...

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...

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...

Store helps shorter men fit in

Subscriber onlyShort men need fashion love, too. The big and tall have their own specialty clothing stores, as do the plus size, while guys the size of Daniel Radcliffe (5-foot-5), Tom Cruise (5-foot-7) or Bruno Mars (5-foot-5) may find themselves pawing through the offerings in the boys department. Continue reading...

When Bash makes dinner, it's served for a good cause

Subscriber onlyThe list of guests was limited to just a dozen for an April 8 dinner hosted by Paul Bash at his home high on a hill in Hillcrest. The dinner was bought by Ginanne Long and others at the Miracle League of Arkansas Double Header fundraiser in October. Continue reading...

Blue Jean Ball nets $11,000 to raise Autism Awareness

Subscriber onlyThe only things blue were the decorations and the clothing at the Blue Tie Blue Jean Ball, Little Rock's annual Autism Awareness event, held April 13 in the lobby and ballroom of the historic Lafayette Building in downtown Little Rock. Continue reading...

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