Paris

Paris is Always a Good Idea

By Heather Baker Well, we certainly got ourselves back in the swing of post-quarantine activities in the best way I could have imagined. Last month, the Baker clan loaded up the Jeep, turned the radio up (singing, “Bye, Corona” to the tune of My Sharona) and put coronavirus in the rearview mirror, at least for…

Little Rock zoo

Get Wild

By Dwain Hebda Mallory Jayroe, of Little Rock, is a successful public health expert in the field of epidemiology, a wife and recent parent as she and her husband, Dustin (AY’s editor), welcomed a baby boy into the world. And, she’s Arkansas’ foremost cheerleader for the Little Rock Zoo, the only such attraction in the…

A Fight to End The Fight

By Madeline Burke and Dustin Jayroe   On June 19, 1865, the holiday of Juneteenth was originated, which is now an annual commemoration of the emancipation of those who had previously been enslaved in the United States — namely, the freeing of African Americans after the Confederacy was defeated. Almost 155 years later to the…

Lighting the Path

By Dustin Jayroe | Photos By Jamison Mosley A cheerful face with a beaming smile provides a warm greeting at the World Services for the Blind headquarters in Little Rock. “Come on back,” the tender soul and president and CEO of the organization, Sharon Giovinazzo, invites. She serves as the guide down the hallway and…

Six Feet

Six Feet Apart

By Dustin Jayroe The afternoon of March 11, 2020, formalized Arkansas’ annex in the fight against the novel coronavirus, as the state’s patient zero was announced in Pine Bluff. Our public health forces assembled alongside those in the rest of the country and the world as the attention of all persons set sight on the…

Murder Mystery

A Murder Mystery for You to Solve

Satisfy Your Inner Investigator With Murder Mystery Subscription Service   by Bailey White   Anyone else find themself spending quiet, quarantined moments Instagram-investigating their friend’s latest Tinder match to get a lead? Or maybe digging through celebrity gossip to discover who’s quarantining with whom?   Wait … that’s just me? Maybe that’s my twentysomething way…

Waste Not

The bigger the problem, the better the opportunity By Angela Forsyth   Everyone creates food waste. Even the most conscientious environmentalist ends up with leftover banana peels and apple cores. There might be the select few who are composting at home, but the reality is that most food waste goes to a landfill. In fact,…