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WHAT’S IN A DAME: Retailers itemize freebies, bargains

posted: 04/15/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

In the Monopoly game of life, maybe we just landed on the least desired space.

MUSIC: Hip-hopper has many facets

posted: 04/15/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Kari Faux, the Little Rock rapper, is a sophisticated whirlwind of conflicting influences : consciousness-raising early hiphop pitted against West Coast gansta rap and Atlanta-flavored crunk, pop-culture references spanning the gamut from blaxploitation flick Foxy Brown to late- ’90s cartoon anti-diva Daria, and all of it seeped in lifelong devotion to George Clinton and a visual style haphazardly garnished from Goodwill and the local wig shop.

LISTEN UP: Nickel Creek’s back and the payoff’s rich

posted: 04/15/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Nickel Creek A Dotted Line Nonesuch A When bands take a timeout, as the gifted progressive bluegrass/ acoustic musicians Nickel Creek did in 2007, fans remain hopeful. That hope has been paid off with serious rewards in the renewed energy and fresh spirit that infuses A Dotted Line. It doesn’t retread what was, but presents what is and what might be.

World’s still ‘Mad for Minis’ a half century since debut

posted: 04/15/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Patricia Banks of Little Rock remembers when Twiggy, the British supermodel of the 1960s, first came on the scene.

THE TV COLUMN: Kids learn Gettysburg Address in Burns’ film

posted: 04/15/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

“Four score and seven years ago …” And so begins what many consider the most famous political speech in American history. Fortunately, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address didn’t live up to his prediction that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” In fact, his 272 words spoken Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery live on each year in a special way at Vermont’s Greenwood School.

ON CHRISTIANITY

posted: 04/15/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Did Jesus know in advance that He was going to be put to death? If so, why didn’t He just back away or try to escape? — N.H.

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

posted: 04/15/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You’re duty-bound to overcome whatever stopped you from achieving last year’s goal. Family supports a dream venture in May.

TELL ME ABOUT IT: Before divorce, find you

posted: 04/15/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I have been unhappy in my marriage for a long time. So long, in fact, that it started long before it became a marriage. I always had an excuse for putting off ending the relationship. In the beginning it was, “I’ll wait until after the summer” ; “OK, now I’ll wait until after the holidays” … etc., etc., etc.

With six years done, Carey has made ‘Bob’s show’ his

posted: 04/15/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — There’s so much noise during an episode of The Price Is Right that producers of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which is taping nearby, need to be aware of the game show’s schedule so the rowdiness doesn’t disrupt the filming of a love scene.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 04/15/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: ‘Concussive’ talk Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, authors of League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth” will give a talk titled “League of Denial” at noon today in Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 04/15/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Recently, we asked you to send in hints on the ways you reuse those small, brown, plastic prescription bottles.

Super Quiz: History

posted: 04/15/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

1. By what name is June 6, 1944, popularly known? 2. In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

Style: Skirting the issue

posted: 04/14/2014 10:29 a.m. Discuss

This year the marks the half-century anniversary of the Vogue magazine appearance of the miniskirt, defined in the online Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a woman’s short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee,” Helaine R. Williams writes in Tuesday's Style section.

Getting it straight

posted: 04/13/2014 4:45 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate.

For the love of Louis

posted: 04/13/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

He could fix you up a plate of “Beans and Cornbread,” have you partying with “Five Guys Named Moe,” tell you all about that hard-headed “Caldonia,” and let you know that “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

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