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Esque designer Leslie Pennel discusses the inspiration behind her hit runway collection.


Curious Crow

If any of you have ever wondered about TLC’s reality show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” I can sum it up for you: It’s where a bunch of mothers, usually from the South, dress up their daughters like little hoochie mamas and enter them in beauty pageants. In a word: creepy.


From the Ivory Tower

Invisible Children donates 37 percent of its proceeds to Africa. The rest goes to the staff, media, marketing and fundraising. That means 60 percent of your money goes to perpetuating their activism through building the Invisible Children brand — the film, snazzy bracelets, hip posters, a cool website. They spend more money trying to sell you products than what actually goes to Africa.

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Blues in the Natural State Festival

This Saturday will mark the 10th annual Blues in the Natural State Festival. Sponsored by the Ozark Blues Society, the festival is part of the organization’s mission to promote an appreciation of blues music within the community.

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Kony 2012: A Closer Look

Kony 2012, a video created by the activist group Invisible Children, has gone viral, accumulating 80 million hits on YouTube within two weeks. The ultimate goal of Invisible Children is to encite the capture of the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, a feat which, according to the video, is only possible with continued American military support.

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2012 NAMA Nominees

Northwest Arkansas Music Awards (NAMA). Sunday, April 22, at George’s Majestic Lounge, Dickson Street, Fayetteville. A Grammy-style event honoring and recognizing Northwest Arkansas musicians. Red carpet and private party for nominees at 6 p.m. Doors open to public at 7 p.m. and $10 at the door. Performances by Afrique Aya, The Brothers Shreve, Nathan A & Max RPM, Oreo Blue, and Shannon Wurst.

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Bodies at Rust

I’m a recently divorced 40-something woman, now dating again, and I’m wondering what the guidelines are on how long to wait to have sex. I’m not interested in casual sex, but I have a healthy libido.

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The Messengers – Aries Fire & All Things New

The new moon of the new spiritual (spring season) year occurs Thursday morning, at 2.22 degrees Aries. Mercury retro and Uranus are poised, like messenger-sentries, on either side of the new moon. Humanity may be impressed with an idea (Mercury) that becomes a great ideal concerning our future (Uranus).