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Column One: Who is this man?

posted: 09/28/2014 1:59 a.m. Comment 1

If you don't know who Gao Zhiseng is, welcome to the vast club. It may take a moment, maybe a fleeting reference in the paper, to call up his name and dossier. He's just one of the anonymous masses toiling away in Communist China's empire of slave labor camps.

Columnists: Art and its discontents

posted: 09/24/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Every year the annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center is something to see, if only to think on (a) how much art has changed, and (b) how much we have. For the one sure indication that we're looking at art, good or bad but never indifferent, is its power to send us into reverie.

COLUMN ONE: A line out for a walk

posted: 09/21/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The first thing you may notice once past the double doors of the current exhibit of line art at the Arkansas Arts Center isn't anything on exhibit. It's an old outside wall that became an inside one when the museum was expanded in the 1960s, and its designers had the good judgment to preserve this fine example of WPA-style modernity circa the 1930s.

Columnists: Barack Hussein Obama

posted: 09/17/2014 3:20 a.m. Comments 34

No, it's not the full moon, that's an election rising on the horizon. Lock your doors. As the witching hour approaches, the paranoids start coming out of the woods on the lookout for easy prey, so we can all be afraid, be terribly afraid, together.

Column One: Our houses, our selves

posted: 09/14/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

It's an old saying: First we shape our buildings, then they shape us. But like many old sayings, it may be more pat than true. It may sound like a great tribute to the power and influence of architecture in our lives, but it's too neat. It sounds too much like an insight to be one.

Columnists: No exit from history

posted: 09/11/2014 5:03 a.m. Comment 1

Strange the bits of conversation you'll overhear in passing. And that will stick in the memory for years. This fragment came from a lady talking about a book she'd just read about the war in Iraq. She liked it an awful lot. Stayed up reading it till the early hours of the morning. Then I thought I heard her say, "Seventeen lost in one day. It was the worst loss in American history."

Columnists: Against certainty

posted: 09/10/2014 3:33 a.m. Comments 4

Man cannot bear too much uncertainty. We like our problems spelled out as clearly as possible, the choices before us arranged neatly, maybe with little boxes beside each to check For and Against, for nothing seems to frustrate us like being handed an indeterminate sentence and told to persevere. As patience runs out, making a bad decision may come to seem better than making none at all. At least it would end the suspense.

Column One: A stillness in the city

posted: 09/07/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Just a few blocks away from Little Rock's snaggle-toothed skyline, its intersecting interstates and rush-hour traffic, an island of respite opens in the middle of downtown. It's an exhibit of photographs taken between 1995 and 2012 in and around sleepy little Wilmot (Pop. 550) down in Ashley County. That's in L.A., or Lower Arkansas, the southernmost part of the state, which is about as Southern as it gets.

Columnists: Letters from the editor

posted: 09/03/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Dear Critic, It was wholly a pleasure to get your brief email objecting to my habit of speaking highly of Robert E. Lee, for criticism is welcome in this shop. How else would I fill up a column like this one?

Column One: A labor of love

posted: 08/31/2014 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

On this Labor Day weekend, like most Americans, I come to praise labor, not indulge in it. Has there ever been a people that speechified more about the joys and satisfactions of work and the work ethic, yet was so enamored of labor-saving devices?

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