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Columnists: Gentlemen of the club

posted: 07/30/2014 4:02 a.m. Comment 1

There are certain rivals who may differ on the issues, and in style and background and even basic attitude, yet understand and respect one other. For they belong to the same club--the fraternity of the great.

Park Avenue dreaming

posted: 07/30/2014 3:55 a.m. Comment 1

When former President Clinton visited Hot Springs in early April, several of the city's leaders met with him. They wanted to get his feedback on the possibility of a performing-arts center being built at the site of the abandoned Majestic Hotel, the oldest portion of which burned in late February. Clinton grew up in the Park Avenue area.

Hog Calls: UA walk-ons more than just another body

posted: 07/30/2014 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

As a walk-on who became a four-year starting nose guard and a team captain on football scholarship at the University of Iowa, Bret Bielema appreciates walk-ons wherever he coaches.

Front Burner: Wraps critiqued with munching sounds

posted: 07/30/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The pre-dinner conversation: "Whatcha cooking?" asks husband.

Uncorked: Murphy clan creates an oasis at Presqu'ile

posted: 07/30/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

My passion for wine begins with people. I may be a little sentimental in admitting it, but it's truly how I connect to wine. When I know the story, the place and, more importantly, the people behind the wine, I genuinely appreciate it more.

Columnists: Return to the rockers

posted: 07/29/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Nine years had passed since my daughter, Anna, and I shared rocking chairs on a cabin's deck at Gaston's White River Resort where the setting sun left us peacefully creaking back and forth well into the darkness.

Columnists: A need for speed

posted: 07/29/2014 2:54 a.m. Comment 1

Better broadband for schools

Columnists: California dreaming

posted: 07/29/2014 2:53 a.m. Comments 12

The states, Justice Louis Brandeis famously pointed out, are the laboratories of democracy. And it’s still true.

Columnists: How to prevent the unthinkable

posted: 07/29/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Since the UN Commission of Inquiry issued its report on North Korea in February, UN bodies, human rights organizations, governments and think tanks have been working to respond to the crimes against humanity it documented, including the systematic abuse of prisoners and food policies that lead to starvation. But the report's most chilling section rarely gets discussed: standing orders at North Korea's political prison camps (the kwanliso) to kill all prisoners in the event of armed conflict or revolution.

What's in a Dame: Live like Kim, 'til the bolts go dead

posted: 07/29/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

This. Just. Happened.

The TV Column: Sharknado 2 lands on Syfy's Wednesday lineup

posted: 07/29/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

It's finally here, fellow Sharknado lovers!

About that flag thing

posted: 07/28/2014 3:24 a.m. Comments 3

Among the many interesting observations made by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in his book The Righteous Mind is that liberals often come off as less patriotic than conservatives, to their electoral detriment.

Hog Calls: Bielema: No timidity allowed vs. Auburn

posted: 07/28/2014 3:10 a.m. Comment 1

Not all of Arkansas' incoming freshmen and transfers will make the trip to Auburn, Ala., for the Razorbacks' Aug. 30 season-opener, but Coach Bret Bielema said he anticipates those who do to experience a variety of emotions.

Rugged, roadworthy Elmo sports fisheye lens

posted: 07/28/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

I've spent the past couple of weeks talking about regular cameras souped up for use outdoors. This week, I'm going a step further with a camera made to be on the go all the time.

ON COMPUTERS: Novelty 'selfie' toaster burns pictures onto bread

posted: 07/28/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

We know it's the age of "selfies" (self portraits), but this has got to be the ultimate: You can have your likeness burned into a piece of toast. All it takes is the right toaster.

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