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Helaine Williams

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Features reporter, columnist

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Recent Stories by Helaine Williams

Let's Talk: A decade beyond Katrina

posted: 08/30/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

It had been a pretty good spring and summer for us in 2005. Dre and I had our May 7, comedy-of-errors-but-all-was well-that-ended-well wedding in Monroe, La., enjoyed ourselves in Panama City Beach afterward and were going about the business of settling down to a new life as a married couple.

Personal Space: Sandra R. Wilson

posted: 08/29/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

I am founder/director of Reach Out, a nonprofit organization that assists and advocates for the homeless. I'm also organizer of Homeless Services Day (Oct. 17 in North Little Rock Riverfront Park) and the 11th annual Christmas Caravan for the Homeless (Dec. 19).

The big brass

posted: 08/22/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Brass is back.

Mixing metals easy with tips

posted: 08/22/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Want to incorporate brass or other gold metal pieces into your decor, but feeling timid? Here are some tips.

SOUL MEN: Dollars for collars

posted: 08/16/2015 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Anyone who thinks Catholic clergy are stuffy hasn't been to A Taste of Faith, the annual event hosted by the Diocese of Little Rock to raise money for and awareness of men studying for the priesthood.

SOUL FOOD: Legacies & Lunch set meets to devour The Edible South

posted: 08/16/2015 2:04 a.m. Gallery Discuss

"Not infrequently, Southern food now unlocks the rusty gates of race and class, age and sex. On such occasions, a place at the table is like a ringside seat at the historical and ongoing drama of life in the region."

LET'S TALK: Black-clad take heat with style

posted: 08/16/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

As is its wont in August, Arkansas has been hotter than an active volcano in thermal underwear.


posted: 08/09/2015 3:15 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Gerald Albright -- jazz saxophonist, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist -- was as much a humorist as he was a musician during his performance Aug. 1 at Wildwood Park for the Arts in west Little Rock.

Let's Talk: Lessons of our heroes’ falls, flaws

posted: 08/02/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

In the twinkling of an eye, as the biblical saying goes, it seems reputations are being wiped out, right and left.

A SEPARATE PEACE: Psychiatric institute dedicates calm outdoor oasis at UAMS

posted: 08/02/2015 3 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has a new addition that is prized not only for its aesthetics but also its healing capabilities. With the idea that a relaxing space can soothe a troubled mind, the Donna and Sen. Percy Malone Healing Garden, complete with sculptures donated by the Vic Jacuzzi family, was created. Named for its contributors — Percy Malone of Arkadelphia is a former state senator — the garden made its debut at a July 21 reception and dedication.

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