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Nate Strauch: Looking through the prison prism

Mar 25, 2015 11:52am

There’s a great line in the little-remembered 2001 Johnny Depp drug kingpin saga “Blow,” where the protagonist gets busted dealing pot and is sent to the Danbury Federal Penitentiary in...

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Why I’m pro-nun in this conflict

Updated: Jul 05, 2012 2:00pm

Why I’m pro-nun in this conflict

Sister Louise Kearns joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1959. In 1969, she and her fellow sisters ditched the convent and moved into the D Street...


Hogs want more meat

Jul 04, 2012 3:48pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Dave Van Horn likes a good steak.

The Arkansas baseball coach said as much in the hallway underneath TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha last Friday. His team’s season had just ended...

Some old wildlife disappears but new variteties arrive

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 3:38pm

Arkansas has wildlife varieties — animals, birds and fish — today that weren’t around a hundred years ago. And we are missing some species today that were here in 1912.

Nature is full of...

Lessons to be learned from living alone

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 2:44pm

For the past week my roommate has been abroad visiting her sister. During this seven-day span, which is the first time I’ve ever lived alone, I have learned a lot — the most important of which is...

Ten killers manage to delay justice again

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 2:31pm

Arkansas can continue to sentence killers to death, but can’t execute them, thanks to a 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling Friday that declared the Arkansas Method of Execution Act was...

Baptists vote shows break from the past

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 2:23pm

Two men made the news this week, both of whom said the right thing when it mattered most: one after being in the wrong place at the wrong time, one while being in the right place at the right time...

<p>Harry King</p>

A lot of talk to fill radio air

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 1:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — The summer lull in Arkansas sports is in full bloom. The next Razorback football coach has been done to death. It will be more than a month before some anticipated freshman football...

Color can be key to crappie jig success

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 12:54pm

Hang around a crappie fisherman or two for just a little while and the subject of jig colors will arise.

What is the best crappie jig color? What color catches the biggest crappie? What...

Patience not easy in world of instant results

Jun 29, 2012 11:17pm

Every year a pop song is dubbed the hit of the summer. This year, it seems to be that catchy (annoying?) tune by Carly Ray Jepson, “Call Me Maybe.” The song has been showcased by everyone from NPR...

<p>Sarah Brady Stack</p>

No excuse for missing Mother’s Day

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 1:55pm

Lately, I’ve been a horrible daughter. I missed Mother’s Day. I didn’t do anything for my mother to commemorate the occasion. I slacked on my daughterly duties because I was tired from having...