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SELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: Sept. 16, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio Occupation: Professor at the University of Arkansas Family: Wife Judy, sons Mark and Judd, daughter Jennifer; fi ve grandchildren My top goal for this summer is lobbying for comprehensive immigration reform. Something I want to know more about is Alexis De Tocqueville’s insight into the great American experiment. What was great about my hometown was the sense of community. My advice for cooks is own expensive, razor-sharp knives. The hardest part about writing a book is writing the fi rst page. My family teases me about: Let’s just say they don’t appreciate my sartorial splendor on weekends. A place I want to visit is the ancient ports of the Aegean Sea. The best book I’ve read lately is The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, by Joseph E. Stiglitz. My favorite movie of all time is Bullitt. When I retire, I’ll do pretty much what I do now, but without getting paid. A word to sum me up: curious FAYETTEVIL Continue reading...
SELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: July 26, 1975, in Fort Smith Occupation: Associate professor and director of theater at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Family: Wife Sarah Woods I’d like to be better at everything, but especially helping people see things from other points of view. My advice to fi rst-time directors is you’re going to get the answers you’re looking for in rehearsal and production, not from thinking about it. The biggest misconception people have about theater is that the lines are the difficult part. Lines are easy; it’s living another life onstage that’s tough. My guilty pleasure is playing games. When I’m struggling to write, I just keep writing. It may be junk, but eventually I hit a groove and I just circle back and rewrite the junk. My favorite book is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card for fi ction and Hagakure for nonfi ction. The most challenging role I ever had was Hamlet — amazingly complex psychology with such simple actions. If I had an extra hour each day, I would sp Continue reading...