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Study Analyzes Arts’ Impact

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Art Econ

By Joel Walsh Arts and cultural organizations bring more than live music, gallery openings and theatrical performances to Northwest Arkansas. They also provide hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars in spending, according to an Americans for the Arts study. The study, released earlier in October, indicated 25 nonprofit organizations employed 1,091 people and…

The Call Of Doodie

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“Yeah, I know, according to The Beatles, “love is all you need,” but they forgot the small print: This is only true of people who are not suffering from sleep deprivation” By Amy Alkon Loved your response to the bored-out-of-their-gourds parents of the 1-year-old. I’m three months pregnant and a little worried in the wake…

Movies In The Obscure

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Movies Index

By Claire Ala For 172 minutes I couldn’t take my eyes off the big screen. Cloud Atlas (2012) is the best movie I’ve seen in awhile. Six stories are creatively connected to make one mesmerizing film with a lasting impression. It’s an adventure with sci-fi, romance and comedy thrown in for good measure. Stories from…

Wasn’t That A Mighty Storm?

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By Rachel Birdsell It never fails. Every time we witness a natural disaster, be it hurricane, earthquake or tornado, there’s at least one twit who feels the need to jump up and shout that it’s due to immoral behavior. Most recently, Christian preacher, John McTernan wrote a blog post and stated that Hurricane Sandy was…

Making Ripples

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Amanda Bancroft

By Amanda Bancroft A long time ago, living a sustainable lifestyle meant that I had to give up delicious goodies at almost every holiday and live as a hypocrite, nibbling on peanut butter pumpkins, Christmas-colored candies, dark chocolate hearts, and mini chocolate eggs in secret. With my lust for chocolate speeding my fingers across the…

‘Spoons’ Memoir Makes Raw Impact

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Austin Coats

Staff Report Austin Coats of Rogers struggled with addiction for years, and then wrote his memoir entitled Spoons Are For Stirring Coffee (2012) about his struggle, that reviewers are calling “eye-opening,” “truly inspiring” and an “amazing story.” The author sat down with us to answer a few questions to give readers some insight into the…