Opinion

by Mark Zweig -

The people who accomplish a great deal

Over the past 40 years, I have been fortunate enough to work with many successful people. Creative people. Artists, architects and engineers. Academics, entrepreneurs and politicians. Even a few billionaires….

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Color me impressed

Not sure if he created The Unexpected to change how we look at downtown Fort Smith or how we look at ourselves; that maybe it was less about murals on…

by Paul Holmes -

Paper or plastic?

As I waited for my change the other night at the basketball game, I looked around for the straw dispenser, intending to poke one into the crosshairs of the plastic…

by Stacey Mason -

The other AI

More than a decade ago a pivotal book by author Daniel Pink (“A Whole New Mind”) suggested that forces in the world economy would shift society from left-brain thinking to…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Thanking the academy …

(Portions of this essay were first posted on Facebook. Apologies to Facebook friends for the partial plagiarism of myself.) It doesn’t take long. When the awards shows – Oscars, Grammy’s,…

by Christopher Westfall -

Putting down roots

All Arkansans should have access to high-quality healthcare close to home. However, as a largely rural state, we have experienced significant shortages of physicians and other providers for many years,…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Life, Luck and –30–

Editor’s note: What follows is an updated version of a commentary about Jack Moseley first published Oct. 16, 2005. Moseley passed away Nov. 15. It was August 1992 when, against…