Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Memoirist Kelly Holst to Be Ozark Poets and Writers’ Featured Writer

By Robert Laurence |
Courtesy Photo
Steve and Kelly Holst

Carol “Kelly” Holst is a letter writer. (For millennials out there in the audience, a “letter” is like an email, except it’s written on paper, and physically transported from here to there by a governmental agency known as the ” United States Postal Service.”)

All About Tenacious Ants

By Amanda Bancroft |
Courtesy Photo

Fire ants, while common in North America, are originally from South America.

Ants have been an inspiration to humans because of their hardworking nature, social collaboration, and their ability to solve complex problems. They are in many ways quite noble, sacrificing themselves for the good of their communities (although not unlike the myth of lemmings going over a cliff). Our relationship with ants is a mix of…

Crowd Mary: Feed Extroversion with Activity

By Amy Alkon |

There’s nothing like that thrill of finally getting a text on some Saturday night — and then realizing it’s just your grandma playing with her new iPhone.

How-to Hair Girl Revisits Fayetteville

By Melissa Arens |
Photo Contributed by Roxie Hunt
Cloey Grote models hair styling by Roxie Jane Hunt.

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I recently had the opportunity to do my first collaboration shoot with my friend and old business partner Roxie Jane Hunt, who’s widely known as the popular blogger How-to Hair Girl.

Comedians Weigh In: Is Our Culture Becoming Hyper Sensitive?

By Nick Brothers |

We see it all over our social media newsfeeds every day. Someone notable says something opinionated or possibly offensive and it trends, starts a news cycle and rustles everyone’s feathers for a little while. Then we move on to the next.

Reflections On Mass Shootings and The Racist South

By Dane La Born |
Dane La Born

It’s interesting… The thing that gave me enough drive to get outside of my comfort zone of entertainment and talk about the things that matter was a shooting.

Raw, Psychedelic Duo to Release Debut Album

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy Photo Samuel Emerick (left) and James Rose (right) together form Of The Heavy Sun.

Aggressive riffage, a crazy bass/guitar rig, grungy vocals and psychedelic effects make up the raw sound of new Fayetteville rockers Of The Heavy Sun.

‘I Build a Lighted House & Therein Dwel’

By Risa D’Angeles |

Wednesday, June 24th, Chiron turns stationary retrograde (we turn inward) at 21.33 degrees Pisces. We usually speak of “retrograde” when referring to Mercury.

Hope for Native Bats

By Amanda Bancroft |
Amanda Bancroft

A decade ago, the introduced fungus Psuedogymnoascus destructans (White-Nose Syndrome) began to severely reduce populations of native bats in Canada and the United States.

Summer Solstice, Sun Gods, Uriel & Father’s Day

By Risa D’Angeles |

Sunday is Summer Solstice (in the northern hemisphere/Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere) and Father’s Day.