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Cuisine in a kit

posted: 10/01/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

You have the best of intentions. You'd like to make something more exotic, and more healthful, for dinner than spaghetti, Hamburger Helper or Southern fried chicken. But time and money never seem to cooperate, and even if you've heard of farro or fennel, you wouldn't know where to look for the stuff.

DIY Romantic Dinner kit for 2 delivers

posted: 10/01/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Some home-delivered meal kits take a bit more work -- and shopping -- but promise to make the results worthwhile.

DRESSING ROOM: Torrid plus-size boutique to open at McCain Mall

posted: 09/28/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Good news for young ladies of a certain size: A Torrid store is opening at North Little Rock's McCain Mall next month. The retailer offers trendy fashion for women sizes 12 -28. This will be the chain's 270th store.

A REEL DISCUSSION: Historic perspective

posted: 09/28/2014 2:31 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director Oliver Stone (JFK, Platoon, Natural Born Killers) drew a sizable crowd to a Sept. 20 showing of a selection from his Showtime 10-episode documentary series, The Untold History of the United States. The event, which took place in the auditorium of Little Rock Central High School, was part of The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival.

THAT SHAKY FEELING: Infamous quakes dissected in medical, health pros' fete

posted: 09/28/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock native Conevery Bolton Valencius, author of The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes, was the featured presenter at the 33rd annual dinner meeting of the Society of the History of Medicine and Health Professions. The group gathered Sept. 18 on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

LET'S TALK: Lessons learned on Cosby

posted: 09/28/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

This month marks the 30th anniversary of comedian Bill Cosby's long-running, top-ranked situation comedy The Cosby Show, which debuted Sept. 20, 1984.

Let's Talk: Upgrades, glitches as we age

posted: 09/21/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

So it has been established that faster than we can blink, Apple puts out a new iPhone. Well, actually two: There's an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display and -- for those of us of a certain age who grouse that "they're making the danged pictures/type too small these days" -- the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display. As is always the case when a new iPhone comes out, the buyers are lined up around the block to make the iPhone their new MyPhone.

DANCING WITH OUR STARS: Fancy feet compete

posted: 09/21/2014 1:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

While a new season of ABC-TV's Dancing With the Stars gets underway, Arkansas can take pride in its own celebrity dance machines: Thomas Blackmon and Vince Insalaco III.

DRIVE AWAY HUNGER: War against hunger 'fought' with food, fun and festivities

posted: 09/21/2014 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The spacious southwest Little Rock home of the Arkansas Food Bank proved a perfect indoor-outdoor setting for Drive Away Hunger, a new fundraiser held Sept. 13 that drew 300 guests.

All-white attire affairs all the rage

posted: 09/16/2014 2:22 a.m. Comment 1

It's a look right out of a celebrity magazine: a party venue filled wall to wall with attendees dressed head to toe -- or at least collar to ankle -- in elegant white outfits.

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