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Making Ripples

Vegan Options Abound

Even a barbecue can be great without meat AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s time to break out the grill and enjoy picnics, barbecues, fireworks and family vacations! Outdoor meals can

'Tis the Season

All Hands On Deck!

Captain treats Belle like queen she is BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “It’s almost like dancing, like an artform,” James Plybon says of helming the Showboat Branson Belle. She is, after all,

Family Friendly

Summer Is Season For Studying Fun

Washington County nonprofits offer wealth of opportunities LARA JO HIGHTOWER Summer approaches, but do not fear, parents: Northwest Arkansas organizations are more than up for the challenge of helping

Maker Space


‘Shrek’ roars on to summer stage at Welk Theatre BECCA MARTIN-BROWN In the movie that introduced Shrek to the world, Princess Fiona finds her true home in the place


Anything But A Drag

TheatreSquared comedy has serious things to say LARA JO HIGHTOWER Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” can be deceptive. On its face, the play is a wacky comedy


Especially For Arkansas

Steve Earle adds another verse to history LAURINDA JOENKS History note to Steve Earle: Confederate Brig. Gen. Ben McCulloch went to Texas from Tennessee in 1835. “He missed joining

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

May 24 (Friday) Opening Lecture — “Nature’s Nation” with co-curators Karl Kusserow (Princeton University Art Museum) and Alan Braddock (William & Mary), followed by a discussion with artist Walton Ford,

Cover Story

Beauty Amidst Decay

Artist hopes ‘to haunt the viewer just a little’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “With photography these days, in order to stand out you need to present your work in new and


Will Walk For Food

Chef seeks to polish ‘culinary gem that is Northwest Arkansas’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Chef Erin Rowe started cooking up an idea three years ago, and this month, the timer dinged


Out For Delivery

Exhibit puts stamp on post office history BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Many museum exhibits pay homage to a place or way of life that no longer exists. That’s not true of