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Ancient Women’s Tradition Finds New Life

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In ancient cultures like that of Native Americans, Africans, Chinese and Christians, red was a symbolic color of the female strength, mystery and power. Because of this reverence towards womanly things, in many cultures, women were separated from men while menstruating and giving birth. The Red Tent was one of the hideaways that women in…

Bearded Beauties Pose For Calendar

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The beard. Everything about it screams “model calendar.” Well, maybe not, but that didn’t bother Scott Hutcheson and friends, creators of the Northwest Arkansas-based First Annual Beard Calendar for 2014. It all began back seven years before the beard calendar, when Hutcheson moved to St. Louis and took on photography. There, he had an abundance…

Outbreak of Indie, Alternative Ozark Music Streamed Free

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By Terrah Baker From the makers of Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion, and in collaboration with Outbreak.FM, Outbreak in the Ozarks is a new radio show highlighting the underground, indie and alternative music that the Arkansas, Missouri Ozark region has to offer. The show is hosted by local deejay Jeff Danos (Testube), with episodes clocking in…

OMNI Seeks World Peace With New Strategies

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By Terrah Baker What does the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology headquartered in Fayetteville actually do? Organizers say they’ve heard this question many times. Maybe it’s hard to understand because in a world where everything has it’s place and every organization has a specific mission, OMNI’s is broad, and encompasses an all-human-inclusive world…

Acoustic Body Sculpting Hits U.S., NWA

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By Terrah Baker Acoustic Body Sculpting technology is one of those things Europe saw first. Then Harrison resident and ultrasound technician Larry Horton caught a glimpse and decided Arkansas needed to get in on the action. After being in the diagnostic ultrasound industry for 36 years, his research into the “successful” treatment technology led him…

Yoga Deza Seeks To Expand Yoga Community

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By Terrah Baker This is the first in a series of articles featuring the newest yoga studios in Fayetteville, each with their own character, background and emphasis on the age-old practice. Alexandria Mero, owner of Yoga Deza in Fayetteville (and Bentonville set to open Jan. 20), first found yoga in Denver, Colo., when training for…

Yes Virginia There is a Police State

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“Secret Service ran jamming devices so that all cell phones in the area went straight to voice mail but could not connect, again interfering with protesters’ (and uninvolved neighbors’) ability to communicate with each other and the press…” By Lynn Fitz-Hugh Hyperbole? You decide if this is how you believe the police should behave when…