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 …

Loving beyond worldly measure

April 4, 2014 Randall Franks“Southern Style” Some of the most difficult times to watch are when someone we know is trying …

Positive role models are hard to find

April 3, 2014 Camille Nesler “Outside the Box” There’s been a lot in the media lately about relationships: Everything from “what makes a relationship …

Paul Eells’ popularity

April 2, 2014 Dr. Ken Bridges “History Minute” When football season arrives in The Natural State, thousands of Arkansans will flock to their radios …

Foul ball

April 2, 2014 Peter Funt, Special to the Guard Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed …