August’s Top 10 Things To Do

Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibition 2016 El Dorado Aug. 4 through Sept. 1: This year’s exhibit is “Organic Matters” and includes works by Dawn Holder of Clarksville; Sandra Luckett of Conway; Katherine Rutter, formerly of Little…

Home: A Place to Live & Love

The remodeled home of Cheryl and Dr. Wendell Pahls is a more pristine and polished version of itself. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] 20-plus-year-old home is still the family sanctuary; however, it’s now a comfortably creative space for these “Game of Thrones”-loving grandparents who have an affinity for magic, realism paintings and Italian-inspired art.…

Feature: Savory Education

Culinary schools in Arkansas prepare aspiring chefs for the Natural State’s eclectic food scene.   [dropcap]Arkansas[/dropcap] is booming with an authentic and compelling culinary scene. Restaurants boast a variety of cuisine and top chefs who work hard to prepare unforgettable fare. Local chefs, from Little Rock to Fayetteville and throughout the state, are commonly featured…

Art Scene: Setting the Stage

Local arts and theatre organizations make Central Arkansas a premier destination to experience nationally acclaimed musicals, plays and works of art for all ages to enjoy. Photography courtesy of Arkansas Arts Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre TOP PHOTO: William Adolphe “Bouguereau’s Admiration,” special loan to Arkansas Arts Center   Arkansas Arts Center [dropcap]The[/dropcap] Arkansas Arts…

Travel Arkansas: Don’t keep your hands to yourself

At Arkansas’ interactive children’s museums, kids learn through hands-on play. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal TOP PHOTO: “Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed” exhibit on display at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville.   [dropcap]Arkansans[/dropcap] of a certain age may remember piling on to hot, dusty school buses toting paper bag lunches for the annual field trip to…

Good Will: Everyday Miracles

The American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas works to help benefit the lives of young people like the resilient Elijah Talley. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   [dropcap]When[/dropcap] it comes to cancer, the best line of defense is usually prevention and early detection, but that is not always possible when the patient is a child.…

Look Who’s Cookin’: James Best

A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Amy Long JAMES BEST (Online Exclusive) Chef/Owner of  Skinny J’s in Jonesboro, Paragould and North Little Rock Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes I was formally trained at Johnson and…