Art, Movies, Lit, Theater

West On The West

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By Robert Laurence In the past year, the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective has presented as Featured Writers two short-story writers, three memoirists, two poets, a novelist and two playwrights, plus an eclectic group of writers from Fayetteville High. What’s missing? Elliott West, professor of history at the University of Arkansas, will fill the gap…

Bottle Rocket Gallery Brings Controversial Art To NWA

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  By Terrah Baker Local artists Kat Wilson and Sarah Leflar were inspired by the small studio that stands in front of Leflar’s home on the outskirts of Fayetteville. Quaint and well-lit, with historical significance, they saw the studio hosting controversial traveling and local artists that could not be seen anywhere else in Northwest Arkansas….

White Lotus Offers Artists, Patrons Needed Outlet

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  By Terrah Baker For seven years, White Lotus Salon and Massage owner Patricia Kulish has featured monthly a local artist at her location at 4750 E. Mission Blvd. in Fayetteville. Some are nationally recognized, award-winning artists, while others are just getting started. Either way, Kulish and her team said what’s important is they’re filling…

Graffiti Gets Covered Up, Prevented With Murals

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  By Terrah Baker Graffiti plagues many large cites with bad language, scenes and reminders of violence with signatures of gang members and their turf. Well, Corporal Daniel Montgomery — the Fayetteville police officer in charge of removing graffiti — said Fayetteville has a similar problem, and now they’re using organized art as their tool…

Aqualine: A Renewable Energy Thriller

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Staff Report A new thriller focused on renewable energy by P.K. Brown has just been released by a Maryland-based publishing company, PublishAmerica, whose owners are “fundamentally opposed to issuing contracts that contain any publishing fees,” and “was founded on the premise that a book is worth publication if there are even the seeds of a…

Author Encapsulates Spirit of Dead Actress

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By Cat Donnelly “I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you.” are the words from the suicide note of singer/Tony award-winning actress, Phyllis Hyman. Based on actual events, Meet Me on the Moon by Clinnesha D. Sibley is a one-woman show encapsulating Phyllis’ influences including…

Heisenberg’s Fall Is Coming: Breaking Bad Returns

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By Dane Laborn Walter White’s fall from grace has been one of the most fascinating things to watch. In a television filled up with heroes, Walt’s self-styled Heisenberg has been anything but. Murder, Meth and mayhem follow in his wake, and while his intentions starting out could be considered noble, he is so far past…

The Treasure Of Pleasant Memories

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By Robert Laurence “It is never possible,” writes Fayetteville’s Oda Mulloy in the introduction to her just-published memoir, “it is never possible to close out the past.” Far from closing it out, that memoir, “I Grew Up in a Castle” (Will Hall Books, 2012), opens the past up for author and reader alike, a past…