Blue smoke

March 2, 2019
Since 1983, Little Rock's Nichols & Simpson Organbuilders has built a reputation for uncompromising excellence. /more/

Perfectionism, patriarchy and paradox: A Q&A with Iris Dement

February 22, 2019
Without her nomadic life’s timeline as accompaniment — the youngest of 14 kids, catapulted from Northeast Arkansas to coastal California at the age of 3 — you might hear Iris Dement’s inimitable voice and assume she never left the American South. /more/

Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years

February 19, 2019
Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1,567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as the first recurring art event in Hot Springs on Feb. 1, 1989. /more/

Like Velvet: history in black hairstyles in Arkansas

February 1, 2019
How a kitchen cosmetologist built — and handed down — a 90-year legacy of black hair care. /more/


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