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R & R: From A to Z

List of summertime activities in state presents ideas on how to beat the heat — or join it

Subscriber onlyThe season of great grief and deep despair has returned to Arkansas. Of moaning, groaning and complaining that once again the evil summer is here, enfolding Arkansans and visitors in a warm, damp blanket of heat and humidity. Continue reading...

Ticket fee settlement unsettling

Subscriber onlyGood news, I'm rich! Continue reading...

Film, TV gun fantasies a big yawn

Subscriber onlyWhen I was a kid there were guns all around. Continue reading...

Roadies follows the boys (and girls) with the band

Subscriber onlyFans who remember the iconic coming-of-age film Almost Famous are going to love this new Showtime series. Continue reading...

Buddy series is no Friends, but cast has some chemistry

Subscriber onlyWhat is it? Two Guys and a Girl, complete series, 81 episodes on 11 discs from Shout! Factory Continue reading...

Hagar's Circle plays Rogers; High Fidelity does bluegrass

Subscriber onlyRocker Sammy Hagar and his new group the Circle, featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $36-$81 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com. Continue reading...

Toussaint's Tunes is a salute to American musical heroes

Subscriber onlyAllen Toussaint's email to producer Joe Henry arrived unexpectedly last fall. The message from the veteran New Orleans producer, songwriter, pianist and arranger was short and to the point. Continue reading...

Domineering girlfriend must go

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I am a working professional with twin 9-year-old boys and my girlfriend recently moved in. I have them only a couple of days each week and like to make the most of our time together and choose my battles carefully. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. A treasured possession becomes yours to help you commemorate and celebrate this new era of your life. Apply new skills in July to gain maximum personal and financial satisfaction. August brings a hard job that pays very well in more than financial ways. November is prime time for expressing your romantic heart. Continue reading...

Renovating Rome

Scaffolds fold at Trevi Fountain but rise along Spanish Steps

Subscriber onlyBuongiorno, my hundreds of fellow tourists crowding the Trevi Fountain on this bright spring day. Doesn't it look magnificent? Isn't it grand? Aren't you happy to be the first high-season tourists to see the place again without scaffolding? The baroque fountain was recently closed for 17 months while it was cleaned, scrubbed, repaired and restored to the glory intended by sculptor Salvi when he began carving it in 1762. Continue reading...

English castles bulge with history, luxury

Subscriber onlyThe English countryside is studded with all manner of manors, castles and palaces. Many of these stately homes, as the English call them, were built in Victorian times by ridiculously rich nobles and aristocrats. To maintain these lavish mansions and grounds, which have been crippled by taxes on income and inheritances, many have opened their doors to visitors (some are managed by the National Trust, while others remain private). Continue reading...

Indian art gives hotel native feel

Subscriber onlyDade Lahar stepped into the hotel room with splashes of electric blue and tepees outlined in neon green before scanning a mural that offered a contemporary take on American Indian reservation life. Continue reading...

It's show time!

Home stagers declutter, depersonalize, refashion houses so potential buyers feel right at home

Subscriber onlyDana Baggett, a home stager who has owned the Little Rock franchise for Showhomes Inc. since 2014, is hosting a broker's open house for real-estate professionals at a Maumelle house she staged. Continue reading...

Ask the Expert

Subscriber onlyMy wife and I are planning to enclose our carport and convert it into a garage. That has us wondering how to proceed from here. What different choices are available to us? Continue reading...

Tools and Toys

Subscriber onlyWhat's to love: It's like when a person "chips" his pet, allowing the pet to be returned if it is scanned for the owner's information. This device makes luggage identifiable by lost and found services around the world. Continue reading...

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