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The fine art of politics

If you'd never heard of internationally-acclaimed graffiti artist Banksy before last week, you may have by now. He's the guy whose painting entitled "Girl With Balloon" was auctioned off at Sotheby's in London for $1.4 million...

Hampson opened door for region's archaeological past

Arkansas has been inhabited for thousands of years. Large villages appeared across the state, and Native Americans built prosperous farms and enjoyed the bountiful hunting and fishing that the region offered over the centuries....

Memories of Dolph

As a child, there was nothing more comforting that hearing the constant pounding of rain when it hit the rusty metal roof above my bed. That sound is much more muffled now than it was then. Probably because there was no. . .

Kavanaugh huffs and puffs his way to the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh's pathway to the Supreme Court has been more circuitous than a drunken snake's slide down a bobsled run. No matter whether you were in favor of the confirmation of the conservative justice or dead set against it,...

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Life hacks: Useful or genius?

I confess to reading all sorts of "life hacks," and then never really implement any of them. Sure, some are lame, but some are near genius. They are like Hints From Heloise. Sometimes I'll read something and think, "Wow, I need. . .

The "F"word

Fashion is easily accessible. Too easy. If you can't afford the latest trend there's a way to DIY it. At least once in our lives we fall victim to these trends. Bell-bottoms, crop-tops, light-up shoes, etc. Some people start...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Various members of the news media have labeled President Trump as a racist and a puppet of Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Let us review the record. During the reporting of the shooting of Michael Brown and...

How to stay pill-free with high blood pressure

Doc, I'm 50 and haven't been sick very often in my life, other than maybe a little overweight. I went to the doctor recently and discovered my blood pressure is running high. I really didn't want to start taking any medications...

Living in a coffee world and Beau Weevils 

It's always a pleasure to see old friends succeed in their efforts. One of my favorite comedians is Tim Lovelace and I have had the honor to share the stage and make thousands laugh. He is having an amazing run with his project. . .

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'Self-made' Trump was a millionaire in elementary school

Back in October 2016, when she was asked to explain how it was that then-candidate Donald Trump managed to overcome his fantastic wealth and connect with lunch-pail voters in Rust Belt America, Vanity Fair contributing editor. . .

Corporate names go from dollars to donuts

It seems that in the age of abbreviated communication, where "r u ok?" passes for a sentence, and KFC is a place that used to be called Kentucky Fried Chicken, the name Dunkin' Donuts is simply too big a mouthful. Come January,...

Parents, do you know where your love letters are?

Maybe I shouldn't share something so personal with the world, butӦmy love affair with books continues unabated. I've just finished Willie Nelson's autobiography ("It's A Long Story") and Lebanon Levi's "Amish Confidential." I'm...

When Donny met Kim: A love story

The president's bad breakup with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 apparently left him feeling vulnerable and angry. He was a man ripe for a rebound relationship, and found it several days later when he first met...

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Pleasant Plains to meet Tuesday PLEASANT PLAINS -- The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes regular business. Master Gardners to host 'Arkansas' butterfly lady' Lori Spencer...

State Capitol week in review

From the Arkansas Senate On Oct. 16, legislators will begin meeting at the Capitol to review budget needs for the next fiscal year. Budget hearings are expected to continue through the middle of November. During that time,...