posted: 12/19/2014 2:04 a.m.
I can scarcely think of a better holiday tradition than getting reacquainted each December with that Ghost Story of Christmas--aka A Christmas Carol.
posted: 12/19/2014 2:02 a.m.
Building relationships is the key to recruiting.
posted: 12/19/2014 1:49 a.m.
This weekend the Southeastern Film Critics Association will vote on the best films and performances of what -- to my mind, anyway -- has been the best year at the movies since 2007 (the year of No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Zodiac, Into the Wild, Juno, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Superbad). I'll be in the bunker most of this weekend tabulating that poll, and we'll have the results here next week.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:57 a.m.
Editor's note: This column originally appeared online Wednesday.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:48 a.m.
This Saturday there are five bowl games, beginning at 10 a.m., and by the time the College Fo0tball Championship is played Jan. 12 there will have been a total of 39 bowl games.
posted: 12/18/2014 1:53 a.m.
Because it is highly subjective, humor is the most difficult art form to pull off. And political satire is the most difficult form of humor.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:55 a.m.
Last night we lit the first candle, for it was the first night of this minor, eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one in our time. Maybe because of its proximity to Christmas and the temptation to provide some sort of Jewish equivalent.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:53 a.m.
Marcie Cohen Ferris, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina and an expert on Southern food, was raised at Blytheville, once the Cotton Capital of Arkansas. Mississippi County had been covered by hardwood forests before timber companies cut the trees and shipped the lumber north to booming markets such as St. Louis and Chicago.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:40 a.m.
When the talk started that Bret Bielema was being targeted by Nebraska to be its new head coach, the Arkansas coach quickly calmed the seas by saying he wasn't interested.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:03 a.m.
Homemade eggnog is a holiday tradition at my house. My aunt Frances' is out-of-this-world-delicious and our extended family Christmas gathering -- affectionately dubbed Smithmas -- wouldn't be the same without it.
posted: 12/17/2014 1:57 a.m.
It was a blue sea rather than a red sea that this Moses parted.
posted: 12/17/2014 1:56 a.m.
This time of year I think many of us are looking for ways to save money on entertaining. Whether planning a large cocktail party or intimate gathering, these tips can help keep you on budget for holiday wine buying.
posted: 12/16/2014 3:03 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Tea Partier extraordinaire from Texas, threatens to give impracticality, extremism, zealotry and grandstanding bad names.
posted: 12/16/2014 3:02 a.m.
I wrote not long ago about the continuing saga of Rhea Lana Riner of Conway and that the U.S. Department of Labor lawyers and bureaucrats contend the volunteers in her children's consignment sales events are paid employees.
posted: 12/16/2014 3:02 a.m.
Two wise veterans of America's national security wars were of mixed mind after the release last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture. The panel blistered the Central Intelligence Agency for subjecting terrorism suspects to brutal and maybe ineffective interrogation techniques and misrepresenting what it was doing.