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Holy diploma, Batman - a college degree?

Comic books take giant leap from fandom to course study at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia

Subscriber onlyARKADELPHIA — Batman goes back to the Batcave, Superman to his Fortress of Solitude, and comics scholarship finds a haven at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Continue reading...

You prefer men hairy or bare-y?

Subscriber onlyMust. Lose. Mustache. Continue reading...

Cirque in step with Michael Jackson

Subscriber onlyHarvey “Moon” Donnelly managed to turn something he was good at into a pretty good paying gig. Continue reading...

Briton’s ties to Arkansas impetus for kids concert

Subscriber onlyIn 1945, when Caroline Pugh was a child in England, a friend of her parents wrote a piece of music that he “affectionately inscribed ‘To the children of John and Jean Maud: Humphrey, Pamela, Caroline and Virginia, for their edification and entertainment.’” Continue reading...

MTV gets adults’ attention with Awkward series

Subscriber onlyMTV? Is there anything worth watching on MTV? Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: In your opinion, which was more important, Jesus’ death on the cross or His resurrection from the dead? Some of us were talking about this the other day in our small group Bible study, and we couldn’t come to any conclusion. — R.L.K. Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You thought you had already experienced the full range of human emotion, but this year brings deeper love and greater excitement. Continue reading...

Cut boyfriend’s string now

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I met a man who was a year out of a decades-long marriage, and we became seriously, passionately involved and discussed marriage. I was the first person he dated after he and his wife split. Continue reading...

Mammoth Spring nestled in nostalgia

Subscriber onlyMAMMOTH SPRING — An active imagination is a traveler’s good friend in a place like Mammoth Spring. It’s a destination much diminished from its halcyon days a century ago. Its tranquility can enhance its idyllic charm. Continue reading...

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Subscriber onlyElsewhere in entertainment and the arts: All Tucker-ed out Comedian Chris Tucker will headline performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Loony Bin Comedy Club, in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR HELOISE: I read the hint about disposing of broken glass and realized that I have a hint I could share: I buy lots of pet food and save the empty bags (making sure there are no lingering pieces of kibble, then folding and storing in a kitchen cabinet). Continue reading...

Super Quiz:

Subscriber only1. What is the magazine of the Jehovah’s Witnesses? 2. By what name are members of the Society of Jesus known? Continue reading...

Lambert’s, Paisley’s singles show country’s alive, kickin’

Subscriber onlyTwo of country music’s leading artists — Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley — have new singles from forthcoming albums. Carlene Carter, a woman with an outstanding country music history, celebrates her heritage with a new album, Carter Girl. Continue reading...

Comics scholars serious about study

Subscriber onlyThe difference between a mild-mannered comic-book reader and a comics scholar is like Clark Kent and Superman — both the same guy, but one is super-powered. Continue reading...

Psychology professor: It’s all in your head

Subscriber onlyTravis Langley doubts he would have written Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight if he hadn’t been at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Continue reading...