posted: 03/09/2014 4:13 a.m.
As a kid, one of my favorite test questions was to draw lines connecting items on the left with their appropriate pairing from a list on the right.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:12 a.m.
From a people point of view, the best thing about the Little Rock marathon is the stories it brings to town. Take Michael Tagell from Adelaide, Australia.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:45 a.m.
It’s a strongly football-basketball kind of group, the 2014 induction class to the state sports Hall of Fame, so it’s funny to think that the only one still active as a player — indeed, halfway through a four-day tournament — is Ken Duke, a PGA Tour member who on Feb. 28 was one under par at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort &Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., when he hopped a plane after his second round and arrived in Little Rock with just minutes to spare before the banquet at the Statehouse Convention Center.
posted: 03/02/2014 3:06 a.m.
Matt Owen read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 when he was in middle school. That’s more than 20 years ago. If you were a film documentarian and you wanted to begin the story of Feb. 21’s ADDY awards at the Arkansas Arts Center at the way-way back, you might start there.
posted: 02/24/2014 1:59 a.m.
“The Japanese are among the happiest nations on earth …,” the magazine The Cosmopolitan confidently reported in an 1889 piece called “The Japanese at Play” — and why? Because they regularly grappled or watched grappling. And among the many kinds of grappling was wrist wrestling, or what modern Arkansans call arm-wrestling.
posted: 02/24/2014 1:49 a.m.
The body of texts dealing with arm-wrestling is thin.
posted: 02/24/2014 1:49 a.m.
In the Ultimate Armwrestling League, Arkansas has a monopoly on super-heavyweight champions — Michael “Monster Mike” Todd, champ of right- and left-handed pullers.
posted: 02/24/2014 1:48 a.m.
As of press time, there were 80-plus members of the Arkansas Armwrestling Facebook page. This is, without doubt, the easiest way to get involved in a regular practice group, find a pulling partner, or find out more about the sport in Arkansas.
posted: 02/23/2014 4:14 a.m.
Now that Christmas is over I’ve been thinking about the Salvation Army. That’s right, now that Christmas is over. In these parts, the Salvation Army is chiefly (exclusively ?) identified with its red kettle campaign, but that’s such a small part of its history and mission.
posted: 02/23/2014 3:40 a.m.
It was an opera crowd at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday night, which explains why the governor was gone (no, no, he was at the Hoops for Kids’ Sake charity basketball game).
posted: 02/16/2014 3:56 a.m.
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas held its 16th Arkansas Business Hall of Fame on Feb. 7.
posted: 02/09/2014 2:40 a.m.
Showgirls with exposed garters and midriffs and decolletage denuded, male gymnasts in wrestling singlets and face paint tumbling one atop the other — this is what you don’t get at other blacktie events on the calendar. But then, it’s not Saints and Quaints, is it?
posted: 02/02/2014 3:46 a.m.
The first thing out of George Makris’ mouth is, “I’m honored, but I just don’t think I’m a very interesting person.”
posted: 02/02/2014 3:37 a.m.
The Architecture and Design Network welcomed a prestigious guest Tuesday night at the Arkansas Arts Center, and a fairly good crowd gathered to greet her.
posted: 02/02/2014 3:29 a.m.
The latest issue of The Atlantic magazine has a piece titled “Daddy Track: The Case for Paternity Leave.” Big tech companies like Google and Yahoo give men about two months of paid leave after the birth of a child.