A May Full of Festivals

The warmer weather of May ushers in a number of major springtime festivals around the state, encouraging Arkansans to get outside and enjoy their community. By Josh Conley, Lauren McLemore and Jeremy Peppas GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL – LITTLE ROCK From its humble beginning as a booth at Riverfest, the Greek Food Festival has grown in…

Up On Crooked Creek

by Chris Price AGFC’s Fred Berry Conservation Education Center provides hiking, fishing, paddling, and wildlife viewing opportunities on 421 acres of pristine land Dubbed “The Natural State,” Arkansas is renowned for its amazing ecological and biological wonders. Connecting Arkansans with the state’s varied flora and fauna is a major goal of the Arkansas Game and…

Arkansas Backstories: Hoochie-Coochie

By Joe David Rice To the best of my knowledge, only one person has publicly performed the hoochie-coochie within the hallowed halls of the U.S. House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. That unlikely dancer was ultra-conservative Congressman Ezekiel Candler “Took” Gathings, a devout Baptist who represented Arkansas’ First Congressional District for 30 years. But…

SOMA Rising

Food and drink help lead the Southside of Main Street to new heights By Kevin Shalin | Photography by Jamison Mosley Take a walk down Little Rock’s South Main Street, now known as SoMa, and you will notice a change. The neighborhood, located just on the outskirts of downtown, is steeped in history, and it’s…

Murder, She Wrote… For AY Magazine

by Matthew King // Photography by Jamison Mosley   Janie Jones is an Arkansas native, raised in and once again resides in Faulkner County. Jones, an author, has spent the last 20 years writing feature articles for local publications, most notably Jones is the magazine’s favorite writer of murder mysteries.  “I am a wife. I’m…

8 Great Burgers

By Kevin Shalin | Photography by Jamison Mosley Celebrate National Beef Month with some of the very best burgers the Little Rock area has to offer. Cheeseburger at Doe’s Eat Place While Little Rock’s most iconic steakhouse is best known for its 3-pound porterhouse steak served family-style with potatoes, Texas toast, French fries and soaked salad,…