The Great Bean Experiment

April 10, 2014 Daris Howard “Life’s Outtakes” John, one of my roommates, had never learned to cook. His family had always had a lot …

Limiting contributions

April 9, 2014 Editorial cartoonists have sharpened and turned their disgust and creativity against the U.S. Supreme Court after justices ruled that free speech can be bought when …

Springtime in Washington

April 8, 2014 Tom Purcell, Freelance Writer Editor note: The following is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist …

Someone say McThor’s?

April 8, 2014 The analogy in the headline “Thor 2 is a Cinematic McDonald’s Cheeseburger” (Eileen Jones, Jacobin) is apt. There is indeed a strong parallel between the …

War decimated early industry

April 7, 2014 Craig Ogilvie "... the rest is history!" Arkansas had very little industrial machinery prior to the Civil War, and it would …

Holy comic book craze, Batman is 75!

April 7, 2014 Danny Tyree “Tyrades!” According to DC Comics, March 30 marked the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman (in “Detective …

About Town

April 4, 2014 This week’s article expands a little beyond the Batesville area. Last week was spring break, unless you are a part of one of the school …