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Helaine Williams

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Features reporter, columnist

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Exhibit: 100 images of faded glory

posted: 07/07/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Rita Henry had been fascinated with the old Hotel Pines in Pine Bluff ever since she was a young girl.

TIP YOUR LEGISLATOR: Serving constituents

posted: 07/05/2015 2:26 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Arkansas lawmakers took serving to a new level June 25. They donned black aprons to transform themselves into waiters and waitresses for the evening at the eighth annual Serving Up Solutions, presented by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the Arkansas Legislative Hunger Caucus.

Let's Talk: At least we've got rights to fight over

posted: 07/05/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

"It's a Free Country": A phrase that is used by Americans. Sadly it is no longer true, but to this day the Government forces people to believe it is. Sincerely Signed, Your Friendly Neighborhood Conspiracy Theorist

Big girl bedrooms

posted: 07/04/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The bedroom of Stephanie Leake, a home-schooled 17-year-old in west Little Rock, couldn't be more different from the persistent image of a stereotypical teenager's bedroom.

Getting that new look for less than a fortune

posted: 07/04/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Isn't doing a teenager's room expensive? Not as expensive as some might think. It's a matter of re-purposing and thinking in terms of versatility.

Troopers, boys happy campers

posted: 06/28/2015 4:01 a.m. Discuss

Kaylon Powell, a loquacious 13-year-old student at Mann Arts and Science Magnet Middle School in Little Rock, remembers his first Summer Boys Camp.

Dressing Room: 'No-shave November' grows into bushy year

posted: 06/28/2015 3:45 a.m. Discuss

It's hard not to have noticed that for a while now, young guys who aren't even Amish have been sporting epic beards ... yes, even in this heat. It's not just Willie and Jules Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family; cats like James Harden, the Houston Rockets shooter, now sport Old Dutch, Darwin and other facial-hair styles.

Oh, Freedom: Juneteenth turns 150

posted: 06/28/2015 3:43 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The popularity of Juneteenth celebrations in general is growing. Little Rock's Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosted this year's sesquicentennial of the holiday, a celebration of the end of slavery in the 19th century, as well as a nod to black culture and black achievement.

Edible Benefits: 2 scholarships served up at Cooking for College

posted: 06/28/2015 3:34 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Face it, food-tasting events often end up too enthusiastic, with people jockeying for position to enjoy food that always seems to run out too soon. After the 12th annual Cooking for College benefit on June 14 -- maybe because the presenters are pros -- there was enough left for to-go boxes.

All that jazz

posted: 06/28/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation/Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame held its annual Jazz Celebration and fundraiser June 15 at The Afterthought Bistro and Bar in Little Rock. The event featured music by the John Bush Quartet and included a tribute to the late jazz trumpeter/flugelhornist Clark Terry. Pictured are drummer Bryan Withers; upright bassist Bill Huntington; pianist Chris Porter; bassist and 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Vick; foundation secretary Alita Mantels; 1994 Hall of Fame inductee Buck Powell; foundation president James Thomson; and tenor saxophonist John Bush.

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