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Eric David Dyer

Seven years into his employment at The New York Times, Little Rock native Eric Dyer is sometimes still awed that he’s working at journalism’s biggest of big boys.

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Shortly after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast on Oct. 29, 2012, New York Times reporters began filing stories -- from emergency shelters on the fringes of storm-battered neighborhoods, from cold houses in newly isolated suburbs and from the perceptibly swaying Times tower in midtown Manhattan. They wrote about the death toll, hospitals losing electricity, subway tunnels flooding and cars floating down Wall Street. They worked upwards of 15 hours straight, eating in the Times cafeteria and resting at a nearby hotel. Continue reading...

Museum gala to be Stampede

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The U.S. Marshals Stampede "Kickin' Up the Dust" is one fundraiser participants can wear Stetsons and britches to. Continue reading...

Mock beasts had a ball for Van Wyck's birthday

Subscriber onlyHear about Bronson Van Wyck's birthday bash Feb. 7? One woman arrived wearing an 11-foot albino boa constrictor. There were a Siberian tiger cub and a jaguar kitten. It was written up in Vogue, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post's Page 6. Continue reading...

Jews honor ex-justice

At Tikkun Olam awards event, federation lauds Tuck for her work

Subscriber onlyAs sun set on the Sabbath, the Jewish Federation of Arkansas hosted the 12th annual Jane B. Mendel Tikkun Olam awards ceremony and dinner recognizing community-minded Jews from congregations as far north as Bentonville and south as McGehee. Continue reading...

He worked for fried chicken, got the cook too

Subscriber onlyMike Hammond was there to dig a ditch and Donna Eggman was there to help fry some chicken. She thought he was cute, but he had a girlfriend. Then the girlfriend was a no-show for the county fair, and the blue-ribbon chase was on. Continue reading...

Every watcher won

Successful Oscar party diminished only slightly by Mother Nature

Subscriber onlyBarry Brandt said, "I think Yogi Berra said it best. 'It's like deja vu all over again.'" Continue reading...

LED lights, heat sensors now fashionable in clothing

Subscriber onlyWearable technology means Google Glass or Apple Watch to most. But for a few designers and fashionistas -- including Katy Perry -- it sometimes refers to skirts, dresses, handbags and suits. Continue reading...

Dear Abby: Waiting to buy house OK; nobody else's views matter

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I am 23 and my husband is 27. We've been married for two years. Since our wedding, I have felt pressure to "settle down and buy a house." One friend's boyfriend recently bought a house. She lives with him. Every time we get together she brags about how important it is to buy a house and not "waste money" by renting an apartment. Continue reading...

Alpha Kappa Alpha toasts 20 years of sorority's dance

Subscriber onlyAn ivy plant can survive in places other plants can't. Sounds like an apt description for the nation's oldest black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., whose symbol is the leaf of the plant. Continue reading...

Lawyers meet for mingling, legal education, acting out

Subscriber onlyA reception in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center on Feb. 18 gave Arkansas Bar Association members a chance to mingle the first day of their midyear meeting. Continue reading...

Navigating a move from one mentor to the next

Subscriber onlyMentors can be lifesavers -- until they're not anymore. When you outgrow mentors, surpass them in their skills or simply establish your own level of sufficiency and independence to function as their equal, breaking up can be hard to do. Continue reading...

Meatloaf for Jack, kibble for Andy

Subscriber onlyWARRENSBURG, Mo. -- In an old trailer at the edge of a cemetery lives a little dog who loves meatloaf. Continue reading...

Kings and queens celebrate so boys and girls can benefit

Subscriber onlyElaborately decorated king and queen Mardi Gras robes provided a decorative backdrop for photo-booth-style picture taking on Feb. 21 at Mardi Gras in Arkansas, the New Orleans-style party at Next Level Events. Continue reading...

Lesley Mireya Reith

Might comes in small Latina package

Subscriber only"Cant it upriver." Continue reading...

No hiding success

Camo and Couture helps women shine

Subscriber onlyCamouflage and couture are an unlikely pair -- unless you're celebrating making more stable homes possible for single parent families in Northwest Arkansas, that is. Continue reading...

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