TELL ME ABOUT IT: Don't penalize pal for living 20 years with anti-social wife

DEAR CAROLYN: I had a college friend until age 35, when he started dating and then married a girl who was not just entirely uninterested in me and my then-girlfriend (now my spouse), but downright rude to us. We overlooked much. Our friendship ended when after six months of planning, we drove 300 miles, checked into a hotel and called them to go out to dinner as we had arranged and she (and he) blew us off. We were incredulous. Continue reading...

Couch potatoes in good place as roll-out spins on

Today and Friday are the final two busy, busy days in the first week of the new fall season. Four new shows and 14 old favorites highlight the schedule. Continue reading...

Rock out or watch outhouses roll at fall festivals

High-jumping mules and fast-rolling outhouses are among the wackiest acts on this autumn's calendar of Arkansas festivals, with grape stomping and Ding Dong singing tossed into the mix. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: With the invention of the e-reader and digital downloads of books, you might not be buying as many books as you used to. But what if you have dozens of vintage books? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. This year you'll do a lot of visualizing. You'll see yourself getting and holding what you want. . Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How do you know the Bible is true? People living many centuries ago thought it was true, but we live in a scientific age, and we know a lot more about the world than they did. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Capital Cities

1. It means "good airs" in Spanish. Continue reading...

The embrace of unreason

Ben Franklin and the best wings ever

Subscriber onlyBeing trampled to death by geese is a slow way of dying. Continue reading...

Evening seeds farm programs

Subscriber onlyApple Seeds Teaching Farm hosts the third annual "An Evening at the Farm" on Oct. 1 at the farm, 1699 Hillcrest Ave. in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Miss UA steps up to reign as Miss Arkansas

Miss UA steps up to reign as Miss Arkansas

Subscriber onlySavannah Skidmore has always been "spunky," her best friend says. She was the one who marched across the classroom and introduced herself on the first day of kindergarten in Calico Rock, the one who has always wanted to make a difference, the one that best friend Paxton Washington expected would end up "somewhere with bright lights." Continue reading...

People & places

Subscriber onlyFHS 1966 class plans reunion Continue reading...

NBC shops for converts with Superstore repeats

It's like the calm before the storm -- a big, hectic, scrambling, noisy new fall season storm that begins Monday. Continue reading...

Billy Blythe the opera finally coming home to LR

Young Bill Clinton. What a great subject for an opera, right? Continue reading...

Boyfriend's 'tough love' routine is sticking in her craw

DEAR CAROLYN: I was out for dinner with my boyfriend and his family and one of his friends last week. I was the only one chowing down on dessert -- it was delicious! -- but my boyfriend kept shooting me looks. I jokingly said, "Are you going to keep staring at me while I eat?" and he said nothing. A few minutes later he goes, "Are you going to eat all of that?" and his mom goes, "She can eat as much as she wants." Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: School is now well underway, and you may have some teenage drivers in your family driving to school, after-school activities, part-time jobs and/or weekend parties. Take time to discuss driving safety with them. Continue reading...

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