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SOURCES: Special collections, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh; John Syme’s 1826 portrait courtesy of The White House Historical Association

PHOTO BY SOURCES: Special collections, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh; John Syme’s 1826 portrait courtesy of The White House Historical Association

Audubon in the Natural State

The first documented case of bird-watching tourism in the state of Arkansas may well have been the greatest. It happened in the 1820s, when John James Audubon paid two visits to Arkansas Post. The 35-year-old painter and ornithologist, stinging from the bankruptcy of his steam-driven mill business i...

Inside the box

“Too much is never enough.” — Miss Piggy “I want it all and I want it now.” — from “I Want It All” by Queen Neither of the above quotations is about the abundance of musical boxed sets and "complete" recordings collections that flood the market during the Christmas shopping season, but both fit like ...

Spreading cheer

The red poinsettia is a star among the plants of Christmas, but for blooms that can come back year after year, consider the holiday cactus.

Audubon in the Natural State

The first documented case of bird-watching tourism in the state of Arkansas may well have been the greatest. It happened in the 1820s, when John James Audubon paid two visits to Arkansas Post.

Having a grand time

Colleen Baird doesn't look like an old-timey grandmother. She wears her shoulder-blade-length hair dark with highlights, much as she did during her younger days.

Igibon gets a 12-month reprieve

After intense negotiation with their Valley Village shopping-center landlord, Igibon Japanese food has secured a 12-month lease extension for the restaurant.

Philip Edwin Kaplan

’Tis the season for that annual KUAR-FM, 89.1 public radio kibitz klatch, the Two Jewish Guys Chanukah Special, that “Little Rock Christmas tradition.” Where is it?

Tuning in to CAROLS

Carols are a familiar part of worship services during Advent and Christmas, and many of the most beloved Christmas carols have ancient origins or roots in other countries.

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