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…

AY is About You!

Have you seen us lately? AY is About You! The state’s largest, award-winning lifestyle magazine is growing and glowing. If you’re curious about Arkansas’ best restaurants, top venues and hottest events, look no further! AY is the hip, glossy answer you’ve been looking for. From beauty tips to art and culture, AY is centered around…

Guide to West Little Rock

By Caleb Talley, Kayla Baugh and Grace Vowell [dropcap]W[/dropcap]here does Midtown end and west Little Rock begin? While that question has remained the same for decades, the answer continues to change. Believe it or not, there was once a time when Stifft Station could have been considered “west Little Rock.” For a time, it meant…

A Walk Through The Garden

By Caleb Talley Take a trip through Hot Springs’ Garvan Woodland Gardens. There are few places across the state that come alive quite like Garvan Woodland Gardens. The botanical paradise, a division of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains in Hot Springs. There’s…

The Beyond Experience Georgia O’Keeffe

By Caleb Talley Through Sept. 3, visitors to Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a collection of works by renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). This unique exhibition, titled The Beyond, features more than 30 paintings by O’Keeffe, a modernist pioneer whose work continues to inspire artists and…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Story and Photography by Caleb Talley For generations, baseball has held a special place in American lore. The ballpark – whether a patch of grass or a 50,000-seat stadium – has been woven into the fabric of our culture since the turn of the 20th century. In 1945, social commentator Jacques Barzun wrote, “Whoever wants…

The Soundtrack of Arkansas

By Caleb Talley | Painting by Gabriel Solis The Natural State, though relatively small in size and wealth, is a behemoth when it comes to producing some of the most consequential contributors to our country’s music. So many influential Arkansas singers and songwriters have played a role in the development of music as we know…