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The King Of Porters

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery in Tadcaster, England, brought back the style of porter in 1979 after more than 50 years in obscurity.

Advice Risa's Astrology

Lazy, Dreamy, Unhurried Days

On Tuesday the Sun (0 Cancer, summer solstice) reached its farthest northern position at the Tropic of Cancer (23 degrees 27, north pole, Earth’s axis, maximum inclination).


1 Oz. Jig, Fools Swap Stomping Grounds

Local group the 1 oz. Jig is teaming up with Louisiana-based Stiff Necked Fools this Friday, June 24 to draw out a big crowd of music lovers to George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.


Back In Blue

The Riverfront Blues Fest returns June 24-25 at Harry E. Kelley Park in Fort Smith.


Linebreak Editor To Read Work

Jen Jabaily-Blackburn, a recent UA MFA graduate and a senior editor for, will read her work at the Ozark Poets & Writers Collective monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

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Medical Marijuana Group Serious About Signatures

On Monday, I attended a meeting at the Omni Center held by Arkansans for Compassionate Care. It served as a training session for volunteers to help collect signatures in support of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act.


The Revisionista Party

History books? Not with my tax dollars!

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Game Dork: Duke Pukem

So here is “Duke Nukem Forever” at last – the most disappointing blockbuster of at least 2011 and possibly hereafter, forevermore, indefinitely, until death do us part.


A Real No-Brainer

Jim Carrey has the unique gift of being both a brilliant, hysterical buffoon and a quality dramatic actor. It’s when he aims for a middle ground that the results are dull at best and painful at worst.


Art of Wine …

It’s easy to get excited about sampling an endless supply of great wine, that is, until you’ve had so much that you can’t tell red from white.