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Thanksgiving and Political Correctness

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Thanksgiving has been celebrated by Native Americans, Christians, Jews and whoever else wants to since 1621, and I firmly believe we should continue unapologetically to celebrate giving thanks to God Almighty for our many blessings.

What is Gospel Music?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In the mid-1800s two men developed a new kind of religious music that was to become today's Gospel music. The two men were famed evangelist Dwight L. Moody and his music director and soloist, Ira D. Sankey, known as the "Sweet Singer."

6 Most Beautiful Churches in America

Budget Travel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

No matter what your religious affiliation is, everyone can find enlightenment in the towering domes, mosaic artworks, and impressive sculptures, not to mention the stories behind these buildings.

The Local Food Project

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's an old story that's just starting to be told again in the Ozarks. Or maybe these days it's being told more loudly and by a new generation of young farmers and entrepreneurs. Isn't that the way most stories begin again?

How Artists Survive - Part 4 - Independence Day in Iran

Juri Koll | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.

10 Lakeside Getaways

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

The simple pleasures of life can be found at lakeside retreats. Float, fish, swim, sail. Or simply relax with a good book. Here are 10 lake locations to consider.

10 Reasons To Visit National Parks Right Now

Posted 04.25.2013 | Travel

National Parks Week is upon us (April 20-28) and while we could point out that the parks provide a safe space for native wildlife to grow and create a...

WATCH: "Shotgun Shack" Family Remodels Tiny Home for $700 DIY-Style

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Three years ago, this family left their 4-bedroom home to move into a 320-square-foot prefab. Yikes!

An Artsy Ozark Oasis

Christine Buckley | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Christine Buckley

In fact, under part of Beaver Lake lies the remains of the failed resort town of Monte Ne, which was flooded when the man-made lake was created in the 1960s.

Tea Party Leader Makes Racist Joke

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Tea Party leaders in Arkansas are on the defensive after a board member of a Tea Party group in the Ozarks made a racist joke at a rally over the week...

Ha Ha Tonka's Talkin' Baseball, Bourdain and Death of a Decade

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ha Ha Tonka is a band as Americana as hot dogs and apple pie, only tastier, edgier and easier to digest.

Winter's Bone Is the Best Movie I've Seen This Year (Or Hope to)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

2010-06-28-wintersbone.jpgThere's a good reason critic after critic has praised Winter's Bone, even in June, as "the American film of the year" -- every detail is right.

Ogalalla Blue

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

In 1978 the Corp of Engineers built a 48 million dollar reservoir in Oklahoma called Optima Dam. Due to declines in groundwater, it has never held so much as a teacup of water.

Touring the Ozarks, One Crime at a Time

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

"I enjoy spending time with characters who learn, grow, and change through challenges, and who present human strengths of value to us all," Radine said.