Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rage Against the Mustaine

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By Rachel Birdsell Remember when the Dixie Chicks’ lead singer, Natalie Maine, told a London audience, “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas”? Remember how Republicans across the country lost their collective minds about it? Radio stations refused to play their music. Right-wing pundits on Fox News ripped them new ones….

The Dark Mite

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I’ve been separated from my wife for three years, but I find myself craving her. I say “crave” because I don’t think I ever really loved her. We only got together 15 years ago because she asked me out. I would never have approached her, as I’m not attracted to her. She is overweight, has…

Putting A Muzzle On “Fraccidents”

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By Joyce Hale “Nondisclosure agreements and exclusivity agreements. Think like a corporation, lady. They’ve proven much better at enslaving the masses and pushing home their agenda than all of the terrorists in the history of the human race put together.” — Joseph Lallo, Unstable Prototypes If natural gas development is as bad as some people…

We All Become Scorpios

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By Risa D’Angeles On Thursday, Mars enters Scorpio; sign of discipleship and of reorientation (into higher regions) for humanity — Hercules, who, through overcoming our Twelve Labors (signs) becomes the world disciple. With Mars in Scorpio we all become very serious personalities, with intense wants, desires and aspirations. We turn into dramatic players, center stage…

Perrodin Supply Co.

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By Evan Barber Perrodin Supply Co. is a Springdale-based artists’ supply company, specializing primarily in handcrafted artist panels and canvases. Jonathan Perrodin, with a respect for experimental art, a love for theology and a passion for woodworking — the self-described ‘Owner, Designer, Maker, Mover, Shaker’ — has been crafting panels and canvases on the side…

Gift of Inspiration

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Photo Submitted Tom Andes

By Cat Donnelly “I usually write to a word count. When I do feel inspired, it’s a gift.” — Tom Andes Fiction writer Tom Andes will be featured at the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street. Andes graduated from Loyola University, New Orleans, and went…

Musical Road Warrior Hits Roots Fest

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Photo Submitted John Elliott

By Nancy Paddock Phenomenal singer/songwriter John Elliott came back to Fayetteville for Roots Festival for a solo performance Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenhouse Grille, and performances throughout the weekend. Elliott is a force to be reckoned with. Endearing, soulful and irreverent, Elliott’s songs are as eclectic as his view of the…