Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Summer Jazz Series Begins

By Nick Brothers |
Photo Courtesy of Norm Synder

Claudia Burson will be performing this weekend inside Crisp Studios in Fayetteville alongside a few of her favorite jazz musicians. The concert will be recorded in-studio.

There’s a plethora of unique opportunities to catch some of Northwest Arkansas’ finest jazz musicians performing this summer.

Labors of Hercules – from Cancer to Leo

By Risa D’Angeles |

Each of the twelve signs provides humanity with a task, a specific labor, which helps humanity recognize and step upon the Path of Return.

People Who Needle People

Posted by Nick Brothers |

Yesterday, on the phone with my boyfriend, I had to ask him to repeat something he’d just said because I’d become briefly mesmerized by a big fern shimmying in the breeze. No, sadly, I wasn’t all “Sorry, I missed that bit because my couch caught fire.” The man was competing for my attention with a plant.

Folk Musician Kelly Mulhollan Headlines Monthly Nightbird Event

By Richard Massey |
Mulhollan Pic

Known far and wide for his work with prolific folk music duo Still on the Hill, Kelly Mulhollan will celebrate a different talent, that of author, when he takes the podium Tuesday evening, July 26 at Nightbird Books.

Organic and Fair Trade Clothing Guide: Local and Online Shopping Options Abound

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Good Things Boutique offers much more than women’s organic cotton clothing. They have clothes for men as well as a variety of accessories and fair trade merchandise.

Organic and fair trade certified apparel is now common enough that it’s possible to buy t-shirts on sale for less than $10 locally, or go online and become virtually overwhelmed with fashionable, practical options from too many companies to count.

Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Air

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft
The ruby-throated hummingbird, pictured here, weighs less than a Bald Eagle primary feather.

Summer is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of our visiting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in between their spring and fall migrations to tropical climates.

Q&A: Willi Carlisle

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy Photo by Ariella Gibson

Willi Carlisle will be releasing his folksy debut EP, “Too Nice To Mean Much” July 30.

Willi Carlisle is a man who bears a heavy heart and mind, and employs a descriptive command of language.

Pokémon App Creates National Craze

By Dane La Born |
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016, file photo, Pinsir, a Pokemon, is found by a group of Pokemon Go players at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The "Pokemon Go" craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

This game is absolutely unprecedented. When it was announced, Pokémon fans rejoiced, but in all honesty, none of us had a fraction of a clue.

“No Conflict Has Ever Been Solved with Violence”

By Winslow Myers |
Dallas Police Chief David Brown and President Barack Obama shake hands during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, right, applaud. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The inside of Obama’s head must be a fascinating place.

Minimalist Wardrobe Tips

By Amanda Bancroft |
Amanda Bancroft
Making Ripples

Suffocating under all that stuff? Often our wardrobes are the simplest way to downsize and make a difference for our budget, mental health, charities, and the environment.