Breaking the Taboo

Vagina. Does the word make you uncomfortable? It makes a lot of people uncomfortable. But why? After all, the vagina is a human body part just like any other. It’s an organ that connects the uterus to the outside world. It’s part of sexual intercourse. Babies come into the world through it. It’s a source of … Continue reading Breaking the Taboo

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Hangin’ with Rodney

Rodney Carrington is brash, raw and has a bit of a mouth. But more than that, he’s honest. The comedian is traveling next week from his home just outside of Tulsa, Okla., to the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers for a night of stand-up that he calls “truthful comedy.” “This act is all new, … Continue reading Hangin’ with Rodney

Stayin’ Alive

The music is loud, and the women are still warm for a reincarnation of the pop group that made disco forever cool. The Australian Bee Gees are coming to Northwest Arkansas for a performance that will launch audiences out of the Ozarks and straight into the uncanny valley. Touted as the world's leading Bee Gees … Continue reading Stayin’ Alive

“Jerry! Jerry!”

His name is a chant, and his talk show is a hoot. He is one of the biggest faces in sensationalized daytime talk and a host to guests whose on-camera kerfuffles would make Spartacus proud. But he won’t be bringing any of those “Springer” moments to Northwest Arkansas, he says. Jerry Springer is once again … Continue reading “Jerry! Jerry!”

People Watching

This part of the state is a happening place, and not just for the locals. Northwest Arkansas once again welcomed politicians, celebrities and world-renowned artists to the area, making 2014 one of the most star-stuffed years yet. Former President George W. Bush popped into a Bentonville ice cream shop the morning before his scheduled book … Continue reading People Watching

Busted!

As it turns out, if a mouse crawls out of a hollowed-out dung ball, it will spook an African elephant walking nearby. Sometimes things are surprising and life can be a bit unpredictable, but for engineer and special effects artist Jamie Hyneman, that's half the fun. Co-host of the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," he says that … Continue reading Busted!

Dinner for Two

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 at Plymouth Plantation, and according to Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow, 53 pilgrims and about 90 Wampanoag Indians took part in the event. The feast lasted three days and was a time of thanksgiving and prayer. And those who attended had a lot to appreciate. The pilgrims landed in … Continue reading Dinner for Two

That’s Just Nuts

Sometimes you feel like a nut. And right now, you should. Today is National Nut Day. No, it's not a celebration of coworkers or far-away family members but rather a celebration of the nutty goodness that makes up our favorite spreads and butters and childhood sandwiches. But they're not just tasty. Nuts, like peanuts, almonds … Continue reading That’s Just Nuts

Dog Day Night

This ain't Star Wars, and he's no Boba Fett. But Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, is known for his determined and successful tracking of some of the country's most notorious criminals. He rose to fame (or infamy, as some would describe it), in 2003 with the capture of Andrew Luster in Mexico and … Continue reading Dog Day Night

Squirrel Food

A group of squirrels is called a dray or scurry, but in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, it'll be called "dinner." The National Championship Squirrel Cookoff is Saturday in Bentonville, and according to Joe Wilson, it’s going to be a feast for the senses. "I've had some pretty amazing success with the Squirrel Cookoff," says the … Continue reading Squirrel Food