Arkansas Backstories • Fried Pies

When I hear the pop song with lyrics that go “If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right,” my strange mind has been known to wander to fried pies. These Southern delicacies are so wonderfully delicious, yet their nutritional qualities are so… well, let’s just leave it at questionable. Not only are the…

Tragedy to Triumph

It only takes a moment for someone’s life to be turned upside down. For Amy Kizziar Gray, that moment came in November 2011. A physical therapist in her hometown of Malvern, Gray was driving to see a patient early one morning when she struck a mobile home being transported by a tractor trailer. The structure…

Most Likely to Be Murdered

The only graduate of the Harding College class of 1926 was stylish, with her jet-black hair worn in a fashionable flapper bob under her mortarboard. Ruby Lowery’s life played out in pictures from Harding yearbooks. When she was a junior, her classmates nicknamed her Flutter and described her as “an all-around girl.” As a senior,…

Bluebirds of Happiness

By Marla Cantrell | Photography by Jamison Mosley At Terra Studios, less than 20 miles from Fayetteville, a wonderland unfolds across six acres that have been baptized in art. Here and there, sculptures of trolls and dragons appear. Purple blown-glass petals bloom from concrete spheres, and other sculptures of giant flowers with smiling faces welcome…

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Arkansas’ Buzzing Beer Scene

A stout brewing industry hops across the Natural State Arkansas has a burgeoning craft beer scene. During the last few years, more and more breweries have steadily popped up across the state, particularly in Northwest and Central Arkansas. Liz and Sean Slape are two of the newest brewery owners entering the industry. The couple is…

Spring Chickens

Story by P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville Spring is a wonderful season at Moss Mountain Farm. There is a contagious buzz as everything starts to burst with new life. Over 400,000 daffodils blanket Daffodil Hill, and tulips show up in full force, painting the farm with broad strokes of color. We put in…

Home Sweet Home

by Kim Dishongh l Photography by Janet Warlick Shane and Maral Johnson’s serene Chenal home is just one of the major milestones they have crossed in the last few years. They were both working in sales for the same medical device company when they met at a work conference. After dating long-distance for a year…