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Forty Days & Forty Nights

With Ash Wednesday (“from dust thou art and unto dust we shall return”), the day after Mardi Gras, we begin the season of Lent (Old English for “springtime”), forty days

Advice Goddess

Old Is The New Black

What are your thoughts on women who are involved with much younger men? A friend who’s my age, 58, is dating a 23-year-old guy. She started seeing him when he

Cover Story

Classical Composition: APO introduces African-American composer’s 1947 sonata

It was 1989, and Helen Walker-Hill, a member of the piano faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder, was working on a book titled “From Spirituals to Symphonies: African-American

In The News

Conversation On Craft: Exhibition weaves new threads into American story

Entering the gallery space for the new temporary exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the alluring gleam of two silver figures is the first sight to


Dust To Dust: ‘A Clean House’ is hilariously tragic

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House” opens with a joke. “Of course,” wrote The New York Times in a 2006 review, “it’s told in Portuguese, so you probably


Taking TikTok By Storm: Bentonville teen performs with Broadway legend

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Slate magazine called TikTok “the app where Gen Z vies for 15 seconds of fame.” “Teenagers and young people are the primary users of the app, which


Legacy Of Liberty: Nelson Hackett Project more than one slave’s story

Nelson Hackett exists only in accounts written by other people. There is no record of any of his own words. Neither is there an image of his face. But Hackett’s

Family Friendly

Garden Gathering Again: BGO uses pandemic as opportunity to grow

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks staff had big expectations for 2020. They were on track to have their largest attendance yet for popular events Chefs in the Garden, Greening

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

Feb. 19 (Friday) Virtual Architecture Tour — 11:30 a.m., Crystal Bridges Museum via Zoom. Free. 657-2335 or “Virtual Voyage through Arkansas Black History” — Presented by the Arkansas Martin

Making Ripples

To Stack Or Not To Stack?

What some consider art, others call vandalism AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Editor’s Note: Amanda Bancroft is busy dealing with living off-grid in a major winter storm. This column first ran