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History Channel remakes '77 miniseries Roots

Subscriber onlyIt may be difficult for younger audiences (those under age 45 or so) to realize the cultural impact the ABC miniseries Roots had on the country in 1977. It was immense, and we'll likely never see such a phenomenon again. Continue reading...

Lou Grant a spinoff series full of newspaper drama

Subscriber onlyWhat is it? Lou Grant, Season 1, 22 episodes on five discs from Shout! Factory Continue reading...

TV still a fantasy world, only now it's all about dysfunction

Subscriber onlyHubby has a ritual when it comes to viewing the previews for most TV shows these days. Continue reading...

Chesney, Old Dominion pair for AMP's program

Subscriber onlyThis week at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers: Continue reading...

Not her place to get involved

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: My daughter, an 18-year-old about to graduate from high school, is in a serious and loving relationship with a young man who will be 18 himself this month. He goes to school full time and works full time, and they spend much of their free time together. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. People will turn to you for reasons you won't completely grasp. There's a force outside your awareness at work, but it's nothing to worry about, especially since the outcropping of these odd connections will be so overwhelmingly fortuitous. Trust the good in what's happening. Lean in to that always. Continue reading...

Bustling Boise

Urban, hip city defies potato jokes and other Idaho stereotypes

Subscriber onlyI think it was a Garrison Keillor line: No matter how smug a Boise tech millionaire might feel as he drives around in his fancy Mercedes, his license plate still says, "Famous Potatoes." Continue reading...

Tulips, windmills power Dutch tourism

Subscriber onlyWhen you consider Dutch culture, you can't help but think about dikes, windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. They seem cliche, but these classic icons entwine with the region's geography and history. Continue reading...

Stopover lets fliers see Dubai

Subscriber onlyMost people dread connecting flights. But with a little planning, they can be turned into a vacation within a vacation. Continue reading...

He quarried a garden

Designed in his head and built with his hands, Allen Klak’s backyard is an oasis of rock, flora and water

Subscriber onlyAllen Klak's garden makes people wonder. How did he and his wife, Iwona, find such a green nirvana in the middle of Little Rock? -- the backyard sloping down a dozen planted and lighted terraces with curving stone walls, graveled paths, fire pits and waterfalls. Continue reading...

BREAKING GROUND

Subscriber onlyIt was a much milder May than we are used to, but it is time to start monitoring your garden's water needs, as rainfall typically becomes spotty. Continue reading...

Personal Space

Subscriber onlyWhere I live: St. Charles subdivision of Little Rock Continue reading...

Tools & Toys

Subscriber onlyVimtag P1 Cloud Camera Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ I have petu-nias planted in a container on the front porch, which gets afternoon sun. They have already become leggy, and the top where I pour water on them looks smashed down. There are still a few blooms. I deadhead them. Do I need to "cut them back" some way? Will they become "bushy" again with lots of flowers? Or do I just need to consider their time spent and get new ones to plant? Continue reading...

Poll pleases Redskins owner, not real Indians

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio last week and he went on for about two hours about some poll that said Indians are OK with being called redskins. Does that mean all those teams that changed their mascots can go back to the originals now? Continue reading...