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OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: How they get away with it

posted: 07/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

They get away with it, almost as often as not.

On Books: Dystopian Amish tale brings tears to eyes

posted: 07/23/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

It is good to be susceptible to simple beauty.

OPINION : We live in a nation of bystanders

posted: 07/23/2017 1:53 a.m. Comments 3

If you are choking, you have a better chance of being helped if one person notices than if five do. They call this the "bystander effect." If you believe you are the only person who can help, then you're probably going to try to help. But if you are among a crowd of observers, you might wait to see if someone else steps up.

Review: Maudie

posted: 07/21/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Maud Lewis is a cult figure in Canada, a self-taught painter whose joyous, childlike work belie the grave circumstances of her life. Though she died in 1970, she's still one of Canada's best-known artists and her work commands impressive if not star-level prices: In May, a small piece she originally sold for $5 was discovered in a thrift store. It commanded $45,000 at auction.

OPINION : The ghosts of Savannah

posted: 07/18/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

SAVANNAH, Ga.--There are allegedly ghosts here; they bump into people all the time. A presence is felt, there is gathering and motion, a confusion in the air. Sometimes there is no ambiguity, the apparition stands there searching your face for sympathy.

OPINION: Postcards from the road

posted: 07/16/2017 1:53 a.m. Comment 1

Most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport--the world's busiest by passenger traffic, and it occasionally overtakes Chicago's O'Hare in terms of take-offs and landings--is OK for an airport.

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: Start with a measure of dignity

posted: 07/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Assuming that you're not, think about why you're not a criminal.

Critical Mass: Flower power's hothouse

posted: 07/09/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

"Save up all your bread and fly Trans Love Airways to San Francisco, USA ..."

OPINION : The great work begins

posted: 07/09/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

"A man who loves people, loves animals. He once jumped into a river to save a dog ... He does the work of any five lawyers."

ON FILM: OK, here's my list of century's top 20

posted: 07/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

For the past two weeks we've been running our critic Piers Marchant's thoughts on the best films of the 21st century. And people have been asking me for my list ever since The New York Times came out with its list.

Review: It Knows

posted: 07/07/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

While the singular good idea at the heart of It Knows -- a psychological horror movie by Mississippi-based filmmakers Mark L. Maness and Rob Winfrey -- mightn't be quite enough to sustain it for the length of its 76-minute running time, Arkansas audiences will likely enjoy its relentless pace and the opportunity to see a few faces familiar to the state filmmaking and theater communities on the biggest screen.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: Thomas Jefferson's attack dog

posted: 07/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

"It was the happy privilege of an American that he may prattle and print in what way he pleases, and without anyone to make him afraid."

Critical Mass: Jason Isbell: Caliban and the Southern Man

posted: 07/02/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,

OPINION: What you see depends on how you look

posted: 07/02/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

We were at the Adolphine Fletcher Terry Library Monday; Audi had a therapy dog gig as part of the library's family night.

Review: The Hero

posted: 06/30/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

It's easy to enjoy a Sam Elliott performance.

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