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Darkness kindles new light

Subscriber onlyThe list of things I'll not ever take for granted is growing. Continue reading...

Year's best music more authentic, less stylistic

Subscriber onlyHungry for something new, maybe something a bit off the beaten path, away from the highly polished slickness of today's pop and country? Continue reading...

Hulu's fall lineup includes documentary on Beatles

Subscriber onlyStreaming service Hulu has released its fall schedule of original programming in hopes of enticing cable and broadcast subscribers to come on down and give it a try. Continue reading...

British crime drama retains its alluring grip in Season 2

Subscriber onlyWhat is it? The Fall, Season 2, six episodes on two discs from Acorn Media Continue reading...

Truth told, Kanye has something to say about everything

Subscriber onlyWhat if Kanye West has been right all along? Continue reading...

Chris Stapleton, MercyMe headline concerts at AMP

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

Truth key to one conclusion

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I've been separated from my wife of 19 years and three kids for a few months. The separation stemmed from my infidelity -- a mistake I made to run from my marital problems instead of to communicate, try to work through them, and take a stand for my happiness. It was cowardly and I regret it deeply. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. As for those gifts you're not using, this year will give you the perfect excuse to go for mastery. Relationships that nurture your talents are the main reason for your blossoming. Finances improve in October. A group effort will contribute to your wealth in more ways than financially. You'll be invigorated by December travel. Continue reading...

London calling

Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, Calif., marks the centennial of the prolific writer’s death with tours and talks on the 130-acre farm where he wrote and wrangled.

Subscriber onlyGLEN ELLEN, Calif. -- Rain fell. Nothing major, certainly not on the level of an Old Testament gully washer. Just a steady, spitting splatter of linked hydrogen and hydroxyl ions that turned the ground squishy and made you want to nominate the inventor of Gor-Tex for a Nobel Prize. Continue reading...

Museum on blacks advances

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to become an instant favorite when it opens Sept. 24, its soaring spaces and magical views of the National Mall a fitting setting for its tale of the history and achievements of blacks in America. Continue reading...

Wild beauty in Scotland's Highlands, islands

Subscriber onlyYears ago, I met a dear man on a deserted roadside in the Scottish Highlands. I was scrambling to make a TV show about the area, and as if placed there by heaven's Central Casting, this tender giant of a man was bagpiping to the birds, the passing clouds and the occasional motorist. He had picked a spot that seemed intentionally miles from nowhere. We stopped, and he graciously demonstrated his pipes, giving us a tour of that fascinating symbol of Scottish culture. I've never forgotten that wonderful chance meeting. Continue reading...

Dandelion divide

Snaggle-toothed scourge or edible, golden-tipped beauty? It depends on whom you ask

Subscriber onlyDandelions are what people make of them. Continue reading...

Ask the Expert

Subscriber onlyI am interested in adding some wooden exterior shutters to my historic house. I've haven't decided whether I want them to be merely decorative or fully functional but I would like them to match the style of my house. What are some of my options? Continue reading...

Tools & Toys

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Personal Space

Subscriber onlyWhere I live: Millwood neighborhood in Conway Continue reading...