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John Marin reinvented watercolors and changed the way we view art

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Arts Center's first exhibition of the new year is poised to elevate the museum's profile on the American art landscape. Continue reading...

Bringing home the bacon and almonds

Subscriber only"Hurry! Get the bacon. Get the almonds. Get the pork rinds! It's gonna snow!" Continue reading...

Last Days of Wilde eloquent

Subscriber onlyWriting a certain kind of historical fiction -- the sort that uses known facts as parameters rather than leaping-off points -- might be like covering a song. You know the tune, what notes must be hit in what order, but there's still plenty of room for interpretation and the breaking-in of the artist's imagination. Continue reading...

If there's a 'worst' bourbon, let's find it

Subscriber onlyI drink bourbon, but my father didn't. Not much of it anyway. Continue reading...

Fox medical drama The Resident premieres today

Subscriber onlyFrom the beginning, the history of TV has often been the history of medical dramas. There has always been something viewers find fascinating about the profession. Continue reading...

Markle 'invades' Britain, gets Lifetime movie

Subscriber onlyIn which Spin Cycle puts on its town crier outfit and bellows the latest in nobility news: Continue reading...

Butler Center's first music awards show Tuesday

Subscriber onlyThe Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host the inaugural Central Arkansas Music Awards, which will celebrate central Arkansas music and musicians with performances and an awards presentation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Continue reading...

Marin exhibition programs

Subscriber onlySpecial programs associated with the "John Marin: Modernist at Work" exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center include: Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You'll rejoice in the way things are, and as you come to accept the finer features and deeper levels, it will be as though the whole world belongs to you. Creativity is a huge part of your happiness this year. If you're not being creative, you're not being fully you. Nurture this constantly. Love and support are all around you. Continue reading...

Brassy not always a bad trait

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I've been dating a wonderful man, "Len," for a few months now and it's been really great. We have a lot in common -- we're both divorced, successful and have grown daughters. Continue reading...

Traveling by ear

In Costa Rica, nature comes first, and you can hear it if you listen

Subscriber onlyTURRIALBA, Costa Rica -- It was 6:01 a.m. when we heard them barking, an insistent "huh-huh-huh-huh" floating through the rain forest canopy and over Pacuare Lodge. Continue reading...

Versace's mansion now hotel

Subscriber onlyMIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Viewers intrigued by the Gianni Versace murder case featured in the new season of American Crime Story can retrace the fashion designer's steps at his former mansion in South Beach. Continue reading...

Construction, changes await Scandinavia visitors

Subscriber onlyAnyone traveling in Scandinavia this year will find a region that's investing productively in itself. Numerous urban, cultural and transit projects are underway, continuing the Scandinavian devotion to quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Here are some newsworthy notes to keep in mind as you travel in the region in 2018. Continue reading...

Calendar of cleanliness

Month by month steps to keep your home spick-and-span

Subscriber onlyPrevention is the best medicine with your house, as well as your body. "We go for our annual checkups to our doctor and dentist, so why not do it for our home?" says Mike Holmes, host of HGTV's Holmes on Homes. Continue reading...

Treasure Hunt

Subscriber onlyDEAR HELAINE AND JOE: I have a painting with a lot of character that hangs in my office. The painting is 4-by-2 feet with a 3-inch gold colored wooden frame. It is a lighted black velvet painting signed with the name "Ashbrook" in the lower left corner. I would like to know about the artist and where the painting originated. Also, the year it was done and the story about its creation. Most people do not like it, but it has been a good conversation piece. Continue reading...

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