Obesity in Arkansas: A Call to Action

By Joe Thompson, MD, MPH President and CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement A recent study contains some alarming statistics: America’s death rate is declining more slowly than in years past, and more slowly in comparison to the death rates of other wealthy nations. The study suggests this is due, in part, to rising obesity…

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame: The Proprietors

 Mary Beth Ringgold Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill – Little Rock Finalist by Joe David Rice | Photography by Jamison Mosley Many years ago, the fire department in Beckley, West Virginia, was summoned to an emergency situation involving a kitchen fire. A girl had inadvertently turned on the wrong burner, heating up a can of…

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…