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Unnaturally Natural

Exhibit explores Andy Warhol’s connections to the environment

Subscriber onlyAndy Warhol was called many things during his lifetime. Naturalist was likely not one of them. Maybe it was the Campbell's soup cans in gaudy proportions that made him seem unnatural. Maybe his use of what he called "fright wigs" convinced people. Or how about the neon colors that he employed throughout his career? Continue reading...

LIVE! IN NWA

Subscriber onlyToday CongaKeyz — 6-9 p.m., Azul Tequila, Bentonville. Continue reading...

Double Time

Jackson combines music, acting into one seamless career

Subscriber onlyJonathan Jackson's two lives were easier to keep separate just a few months ago. He performs music, and he acts. But a new record contract, and a newly announced television deal, keep him busy in both realms. And both suit him just fine. Continue reading...

Taste of tradition

Taquerias on tour in Springdale

Subscriber onlyTaquerias sell much more than tacos. Many make tortas, a sandwich on crusty white bread. Others sling a slate of burritos, sopes and other south-of-the-border specialties. But "taqueria" does translate to "taco shop," and tacos are delicious. So why not focus on them? Continue reading...

A Wild Time Had By All

Music meets nature, nature wins at Wakarusa

Subscriber onlyFor as big as it was, I was most surprised by how quietly the bear approached. The size of it struck me too, but not as much as the stealthiness. Continue reading...

Fielding A Party

Taking a look at the best of Wakarusa

Subscriber onlyWith more than 100 sets to choose from at Wakarusa, it's really tough to pick the bands you want to see. Complicating things are the multiple stages, which means sometimes two great bands are playing at the same time. Continue reading...

First-Time Funnies

Lyric Theater hosts debut of Southern send-up

Subscriber onlyThe script writing trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten has more than once placed a phone call to the Lyric Theater in Harrison. They keep up with the schedule of their productions going on around the country, says director Mary Bishop, and one often buzzes in with a short "break a leg" message of encouragement to the local actors before the start of the show. Continue reading...

Even More Crude

Upstart Shakespeare company expands in year two

Subscriber onlyThe second year for The Crude Mechanicals will be twice as nice. Continue reading...

Flocking To Waka

‘Biggest lineup ever’ rocks Mulberry Mountain

Subscriber onlyFor seven straight years, Brett Mosiman, director of the Wakarusa festival, asked rap/rock band The Roots to make the trip to Mulberry Mountain. For six straight years, the band's availability or tour route kept it away. But lucky number seven hit, and the group that doubles as the house band for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" will make the stop this year to perform Continue reading...

Splash Down!

Water, water everywhere at Parrot Island

Subscriber onlyA study conducted six years ago indicated one of the most pressing entertainment needs for the Fort Smith area was an aquatic park. Continue reading...

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The fried chicken at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville is brined for 24 hours before being fried. It’s pai...

The fried chicken at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville is brined for 24 hours before being fried. It’s paired with rosemary and white wi...

Published: January 3, 2014

The Alfredo sauce that tops the Cajun Alfredo at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville contains cream and hint...

The Alfredo sauce that tops the Cajun Alfredo at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville contains cream and hint of bourbon.

Published: January 3, 2014

The menu at Parks Purity Pie Company shifts daily and also reflects seasonal fruit availability. Off...

The menu at Parks Purity Pie Company shifts daily and also reflects seasonal fruit availability. Offered on a recent Tuesday were,...

Published: February 8, 2013


A collection from the FSRAM’s permanent collection is currently on display. The exhibit, “Faces of...

A collection from the FSRAM’s permanent collection is currently on display. The exhibit, “Faces of Arkansas: Selections of Portr...

Published: January 25, 2013

Halloween is just around the corner, and one of the popular activities for the holiday is pumpkin ca...

Halloween is just around the corner, and one of the popular activities for the holiday is pumpkin carving.

Published: October 26, 2012

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