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Two Guys Telling Jokes

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By Robert Laurence Did you hear the one about the two comedians who walked into a bookstore? The January meeting of the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective, 7 p.m., Jan. 28, at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, will introduce as Featured Performers two local comedians, Steve Holst and Taylor Henschell. There is no…

Seeing it through the Artist’s Eyes

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By Frankc Berlanga-Medina Recently I sat down with local artist Rachel Rodriguez. A graduate of art school with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Rachel has been working on building the series recently which will be showcased in Arsaga’s on Crossover in Fayetteville with several signature pieces. Armed with a technique for realism and the imagination…

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…

Quality of Life Overview for Arkansas, Washington County

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By Terrah Baker It is said that the first step to solving a problem is recognizing that it’s there. That’s why each year since 2011 the Arkansas Community Foundation — with a mission to build community by “engaging people, connecting resources, and inspiring solutions” — releases a county-by-county look at the quality of life within…

Ocean Sprawl

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Contribution by EarthTalk We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl”— the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas beyond the city. But environmentalists warn that the next frontier in sprawl is on the high seas, where the proliferation of fishing, shipping, tourism, resource extraction, energy development, military exercises and other human activity has…

Archaeology and the Atom

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By Kent Shifferd To keep updated on the Fukishima Nuclear Crisis, visit fukushimaupdate.com We have all heard of the city of Idu. Right? Thousands of families living there, carrying out their normal lives, government housed in lavish buildings, written documents, trade, religion, etc. Well, it was lost. A whole city lost. Idu flourished in the…