Arkansas Backstories: Cheese Dip

By Joe David Rice   Culinary enthusiasts find all sorts of especially notable goodies across Arkansas: apples, peaches, tomatoes, fried pies, barbecue, watermelon (both red- and yellow-meated), catfish and, of course, poultry.   However, certain vocal foodies will claim the state’s signature dish is cheese dip — and they can present a convincing case. For…

Magnolia, You Sweet Thing

By Joe David Rice, Photos by Casey Crocker   Editor’s note: Obviously, amid a pandemic, we know that making immediate travel arrangements falls counter to the state’s social distancing guidance. We want all of our readers to continue abiding by this directive so we can all do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19…

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Arkansas Backstories: Glaciers

by Joe David Rice   Photo courtesy of the National Park Service   Glaciers in Arkansas? No doubt most people assume a glacial experience in North America requires an extended visit to Montana, Alaska, Canada or another high-altitude, cold-weather locale. And given climatic changes and ominous reports of the demise of these spectacular valley-clogging behemoths,…