The Living Arkansas Tamale

by Josh Conley In a small trailer on Highway 49 in Helena, Joe St. Columbia stands over a simmering pot of red broth filled with tamales, tied into threes and stood on end to simmer. They’ve been simmering for six hours and are nearly ready for the lunch crowd that will arrive soon. Now in…

An Elegant Estate

By Kim Dishongh | Photography by David Yerby Charlotte and Scotty Caroom’s west Little Rock home is a regal plantation-style structure on a sweeping lawn. “It’s a very formal house outside, but it’s casual inside because of the dogs and kids,” says Charlotte Caroom. The Carooms’ three children – Sydney, Alex and Ely – have…

Get to Know Joe David Rice

by Caleb Talley | Photography by Jamison Mosley Joe David Rice, who spent 37 years with the state Department of Parks and Tourism, has been retired for roughly nine months now. But he’ll be the first to tell you: He’s not bored yet. Since February, Rice has served as AY’s travel editor, helping showcase much…