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Hanging on to history: Trial by Jury Dinner gives state park visitors a taste of jurisprudence past

Subscriber onlyHISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK -- On a frigid Hempstead County night earlier this month, gawkers from near and far packed the dimly lighted courthouse here to learn the fate of Henry H. Skaggs, the local man accused of capital murder in the death of his friend, Will Oakes, with a single shot from a .50-caliber pistol. Continue reading...

Keep bigoted friends so you can work to change them

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: Two friends have recently expressed bigoted views, and I have been left devastated and confused. These people have been truly great and supportive friends, and we've been through a lot when it comes to raising our kids. Continue reading...

You have got to go, Mister Roboto

Subscriber onlyI've been feeling so popular lately. Continue reading...

La La Land's music perfectly scores film

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Powerhouse singing trio Wildflower Revue to celebrate debut album

Subscriber onlyIt started with "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." Continue reading...

History Channel debuts action-packed SEAL drama

Subscriber onlyTV, it seems, is always looking for rugged all-American heroes to get us through the tough times. Continue reading...

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Subscriber onlyElsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Continue reading...

Gun violence in kid films rising

Subscriber onlyIn the climatic battle scene in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, basically everyone has a gun. The rebels dodging enemy blaster beams along the sand. The stormtroopers emerging from the water in their shiny white armor. The long-legged armored walkers knocking down palm trees. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Groups of four

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Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Can you explain why receipts should be scanned into a computer file or even on a mobile phone? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Your best strategy is to come up with one single goal for the year. Commit yourself and tell everyone. The more public pressure the better. Next month brings a wealth of helpful people. Your family will grow in late summer. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: A friend of mine likes to argue with me about religion, but no matter how often I answer one of his questions, he immediately comes back with another question. Am I wasting my time talking to him about Jesus? Continue reading...

PHOTOS: Exploring tunnel beneath downtown Hot Springs is dark, steamy adventure

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- When I was young, I told people I longed to go on eccentric adventures, like bicycling across the nation or floating down the Mississippi River to New Orleans in a homemade raft. They told me I would outgrow such yearnings. They were wrong. Continue reading...

Teenage artist had prize spot on Page 1

Subscriber onlyI had planned to tell you today about a goofy tribute (of sorts) to William F. Cody that I stumbled across in the 1917 Arkansas Gazette archives. Humorist William F. Kirk devoted one of his Little Bobbie's Pa columns to Buffalo Bill, who had died that January. Continue reading...

Farewell, on fleek: It's on the ban list

Subscriber onlyLake Superior State is a small university in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on the Canadian border. One annual mission of the school is compiling a list of words that are so overused they almost hurt. Continue reading...