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The Smell of Dying Democracy in Fascist America

By Abel Tomlinson Do you have a nose? Those with informed noses can smell what our rulers are cooking in the political kitchen of America. What are we having for


Take Back Your Power, Human!

By Terrah Baker There are a lot of problems and corruption in the world. Duh!, right? During a recent conversation with a social worker, describing the human evils that permeate

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The Fastidious And The Furious

By Amy Alkon My boyfriend of nine years is extremely messy, while I prefer things tidy and clean. Cajoling, asking, and flat-out begging him for consideration and help on this

Making Ripples

Go Fly a DIY Kite!

By Amanda Bancroft March 22 marked the 24th anniversary of an event dear to Mary Poppin’s heart: “Art with an Altitude” Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. This was

Advice Risa's Astrology

Mysteries To Restore the Earth

By Risa D’Angeles Sun squares Pluto Thursday, 2:22 am west coast time. A challenging and potent transit for the day. Transformative. Summoning Persephone from the underworld. Gemini moon follows. Persephone


Stopping the Cause of Rape: Rapists

By Terrah Baker As someone who is supposed to report facts, I don’t like it when numbers don’t add up. While statistics show that 20 – 25 percent of women

Cover Story

Combatting Sexual Assault and Victim Blaming

“… Just cotton dresses. My stepfather would sometimes molest me after school until my mom got home from work. Later, when my boyfriend raped me in college, I was wearing


‘Level of Concern’ in Mayflower

By Melinda Pillsbury-Foster “…Ann began making frantic calls to every agency she could find, always told ‘the level of concern’ was not sufficient to warrant action. No one would listen.


Re: “The Ax vs. the Icon” in Ark. Dem-Gazette

Dear Free Weekly Readers, “What a diabolically evil editorial!” was my first reaction. On Sunday, March 23, the Arkansas Dem-Gazette came out with a super-warmonger editorial that seemed straight out


Art Experience Offers Free Art Therapy

Staff Report As a part of the Art Experience’s art therapy programs for teenager girls, Pathfinders, each girl and her partner will create masks for use later in the self-reflection