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'The Martian' lands with $55 million debut

posted: 10/04/2015 11:31 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Ridley Scott's 3-D space epic The Martian touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million at the weekend box office.

Rooted in blues for 30 years

posted: 10/04/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The 30th edition of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in downtown Helena-West Helena will feature dozens of acts spanning five stages over four days and nearly 30 vendors.

OnBooks: Buddhist detective gives crime thriller exotic twist

posted: 10/04/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

I'll admit I'm careful with my light reading. We are allotted only so many hours and there are lots of things I want to do, so sometimes it just isn't practical to get sucked into a sideways world of another's imagination.

Spin Cycle: Pope's sense of humor is laudable, but limited

posted: 10/04/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Spin Cycle presents another installment of "All The News That's Fit to Razz" ...

The TV Column: 3 cable shows join 3 CBS series returning today

posted: 10/04/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The new fall season hasn't finished introducing all its new shows yet, but there are no freshman programs making their debuts today. In fact, only two will premiere this week -- American Horror Story: Hotel (FX) on Wednesday; and Amazon Prime's Red Oaks on Friday. More on those later in the week.

TV on DVD: 11 old Peanuts TV specials with Emmy nods compiled

posted: 10/04/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

What is it? Peanuts Emmy Honored Collection, 11 episodes on two discs from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Brass quintet tunes up for diverse program at UALR

posted: 10/04/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Saint Louis Brass -- Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki, trumpets; Jeff Nelson, French horn; Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and Daniel Perantoni, tuba -- kick off the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's 2015-16 Artspree season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

Let's Talk: CSI gave us all food for thought; a meal better skipped?

posted: 10/04/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

I remember watching the TV show Quincy M.E. -- whose title character, a medical examiner played by the late Jack Klugman -- was determined to find out how this or that person really died. As the show began the fall of my freshman year of junior high, and ended during the dark days right before my 14-year college spring break, I confess to more than a bit of youthful frustration at the fact that the show was quite bloodless and gutless.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 10/04/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You'll find your special place in the world. Even when you know the answers, you'll still benefit from asking for more input, if only because it will teach you how unique your perspective is.

Tell Me About It: Grown son just needs space

posted: 10/04/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I hope you can help me accept that my adult son doesn't like me -- and stop feeling so worn down and questioning myself from his disdainful comments.

HOME: Baby steps, baby milestones

posted: 10/03/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

The prospect of sorting through roomfuls of floor-to-ceiling stuff is daunting at best, paralyzing at worst.


posted: 10/03/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

The weather has been really dry. Trees are shutting down much earlier than normal; leaves have been falling for more than a month, and spring-blooming plants have set their buds for next year.

Tools & Toys

posted: 10/03/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Savino What's to love:A simple solution for preserving an open bottle of wine.

Personal Space

posted: 10/03/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Where I live: North Hills in Sherwood.


posted: 10/03/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Q My dragon wing begonia has done the best I think it has ever done. The plant is huge and covered in blooms. I do not have access to a greenhouse, but I would love to keep this plant for next year. I just can't bear the thought of it dying in a frost. Is there anything I can do? It is in a large pot, and I could get my husband to move it inside if you think it will live.





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