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Legend, Legacy

Bell exhibit recalls one man and his community

Subscriber onlyJohn Bell Jr. wouldn't be entirely happy about the exhibit of his work currently open at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum as part of the city's bicentennial celebration. Continue reading...

Walk The Walk

Native ancestry guides attorney’s environmental mission

Subscriber onlyHe is described as "a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law and federal Indian law," and his CV will explain that he was educated at Stanford University, Yale Law School and the University of Michigan Law School; that he was Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and taught at The University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as associate dean; that he is a former president of the Association of American Law Schools; and that he was deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and counsel to then U.S. attorney general Janet Reno. Continue reading...

Wonders Upon Wonders

Massive wildlife museum brings world to Missouri

Subscriber onlyIt's impossible for most people to afford to go "around the world in 80 days" -- except in the novel and film of that name. But travelers to a new museum in Springfield, Mo., can transcend both space and time to stand in the middle of a 21st century diorama and smell the wild, feel the wind and see four species of mountain sheep. They can visit the African Savannah and get close enough to almost touch lifelike elephants, giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles and zebras. They can plunge to the depths of the ocean and explore a sunken shipwreck, now home to reef dwellers like eels, groupers and lobsters. And they can stand in the middle of an ocean habitat teeming with zebra sharks, leopard rays and sea turtles. Continue reading...

Old Times, New Times

Musical traditions of Ozarks meet face to face

Subscriber onlyThey all caught the bug at someone's knee. Continue reading...

People And Places

Collector remembers journeys in Europe, Asia

Subscriber onlyBob Kabanuck doesn't really consider himself a collector -- certainly not in the sense of obsession. The teak wood carvings, temple rubbings, Japanese dishes and metal chopsticks from Korea are memories made tangible for the Springdale man, who will share them Saturday at the Shiloh Museum's 10th annual "Cabin Fever Reliever" collectors' day. Continue reading...

The Science Of Success

Fort Smith Little Theatre announces new season

Subscriber only"We're over 70 years old, so we kind of have it down to a science," Carole Rogers says of the Fort Smith Little Theatre's season selection process. Operating on a calendar year schedule, not a school year one, the company starts work on its season in the spring and announces it before the end of the year. Continue reading...

An 'Awesome' First Half

APT opens 2018 with classic comedy ‘The Producers’

Subscriber onlyAbout this time, the arts community might be looking for a season announcement from Arkansas Public Theatre. It won't happen this year -- until March 2. Continue reading...

400-Year-Old Warning

‘Richard III’ seems torn from the headlines

Subscriber only"Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, Continue reading...

The Best Is Yet To Come

Wishes come true for arts lovers in 2018

Subscriber onlyAs we proved by looking back at 2017, Northwest Arkansas is rich in the arts. Here are 18 things to look forward to in 2018, most of them right here at home and a few on the road. Continue reading...

More Is More

Last Night Fayetteville bigger than ever

Subscriber only"Last year, I told myself I was going to rein it in," says Lauren Embree, executive director of Last Night Fayetteville. "And I ended up going nuts with it instead." Continue reading...

True spirit of Christmas

Season is a time for renewal and hope

Subscriber onlyBah! Humbug! Are there no prisons? Are there no poor houses? Continue reading...

Everything Is New Again

Theater, art, history find new homes

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Celebrating Creating

Even ‘back in the day,’ arts were awesome

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New Places To Hang Out

Visual arts bloom everywhere they’re planted

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New Scripts, New Adaptations

Northwest Arkansas nurtures playwrights, theatergoers

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