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Best Of 2021

Best Of 2021

August 1, 2021

Vol 45 • No 47

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Change of the guard: White Water Tavern reopens in August under new ownership

Through its 45-year history, it's stayed just the way we like it: crusty, unpretentious, sweetly familiar. And here’s the good news: After a year and change of being shuttered, the place looks largely the same ahead of its reopening.
picture of Natural State Treehouses Josh Hart in a treehouse

Natural State Treehouses makes dreams come true

You’ve heard about the pandemic-inspired surge in home construction and renovation, but what about the treehouse boom? Natural State Treehouses, the 10-year-old Fayetteville-based speciality contractor, has never been busier, owner Josh Hart said. 

Make your next pickle your best pickle with Mr. Davis Pickles

Blytheville master gardener Dedric Davis, aka Mr. Davis Pickles, claims cucumber crown among Best of Arkansas winners.

Cold summer treat guide: Beat the heat with icy sweets in Central Arkansas

Melt away your summer doldrums.
picture of statue of J. William Fulbright at the University of Arkansas campus

Memorializing Fulbright

Consider the whole of his career.
picture of author Trenton Lee Stewart

Trenton Lee Stewart’s ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ is an enterprise in emotional memory

The Little Rock author, whose beloved middle-grade novels spawned a new "Disney Plus" adaptation, specializes in riddles, puzzles, mazes and daydreams.