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Fighting words

posted: 09/30/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Literary Festival shines a reader's light on Banned Books Week tonight with a celebration of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Color Purple.

Restricted books have state links

posted: 09/30/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Nationally and abroad, some of the most often-banned books have come from Arkansas -- including these:

Clinton School recommends Dalai Lama, Obama, Hugo

posted: 09/30/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

"There are worse crimes than burning books," the poet and Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Brodsky once said. "One of them is not reading them."

October calendar: Outside or bust

posted: 09/29/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

October is the month of boos in the news. Pint (of blood)-size Alice Coopers make the rounds with bags of stamps, biscuits, Ding Dongs and other treats of this very hairy merry month of Halloween.

Lost places preserved in pair of photo books

posted: 09/27/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of photos show Arkansas as it was a century ago in a pair of new books by state authors Ray Hanley and Chris Dorer.


posted: 09/07/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Holy guacamole! Cilantro is the suspect in the latest bout of people getting sick from something they ate.

Food safety includes washing, fast refrigeration, separation

posted: 09/07/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Chances are today's breakfast was perfectly safe, lunch could have passed a lab test with flying condiments, and tonight's dinner will be nothing but nutritious.

Proper nouns used by the pros

posted: 09/07/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

In common language, "ick" says it all about food bugs, but health professionals have a glossary of other terms that relate, including:

A rogues' gallery of recent outbreaks of food illnesses

posted: 09/07/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Some bouts of food illness affect just a few people in a small locale, especially when health authorities find the source quickly. But others wallop dozens and hundreds of people across several states. These are some of the causes and consequences:

GARDEN: How does her garden grow?

posted: 09/05/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The work that Janet Carson takes home needs watering.



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