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When Tattoos Were Taboo

To tattoo or not to tattoo, that is the question. For me, the answer was the former. Twice, even.

Making Ripples

Spring is Here!

March 20 is the official first day of spring, but looking around us, the plants and animals didn’t wait.

Advice Advice Goddess

The Sociopath Of Least Resistance

A woman like your girlfriend, with a history of dating shady guys, can find the most inconsequential things suspicious, down to the way you drip creamer into your coffee — surely Morse code telling that pretty woman across the cafe that you want to have sex with her.


Arkansas Legislature Needs a Spring Cleaning

Something needs to change, Arkansas.


Indeed, Space Is Still The Place

After touring for quite some time on their impressive debut album in 2010, The Bright Light Social Hour — from Austin, Texas, — have broken the silence and released their follow-up album.

Cover Story

Skin Deep: Stories Behind the Ink

Tattoos are pretty fascinating things.


Companion Planting in Gardening Ecosystems

Did you ever think that plants and insects were involved in mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships?


Tattoos and Modern Culture

Once upon a time, in a mythical time long ago known as “the ’90s,” I remember being warned about tattoos.


An Open Letter to Senator Cotton

As your constituent, I want to voice my concern over your open letter to Iran. I find it troubling on several fronts.


Supernova Tattoo: A Studio Rooted in Art

The “tat cave,” as the owners have nicknamed Supernova, is a locally owned underground tattoo studio on Block Street.