Monthly Archives: February 2011

Stone’s Throw from Campus

Copy­right 2011 Ben S. Pol­lock Cather­ine Wal­lack, a Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas inte­rior design pro­fes­sor, deserves praise for curat­ing a com­pre­hen­sive exhibit of fur­ni­ture pro­duced by the Ful­bright family’s wood busi­ness and designed by Edward Durell Stone. Wal­lack is cred­ited with putting together the show, but Uni­ver­sity Rela­tions leaves unsaid who’s respon­si­ble for hon­or­ing him after […]

Mom’s Chili, If She Was Vegan

Here is Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce, circa 1970s (my sis­ter kept the index card): Brown 1 pound ground beef, drain. Add 1 Table­spoon salt, half an onion chopped, half a stick of but­ter, 1 (large) can toma­toes cut up, and 1 large can (2 small cans) tomato paste. Cook cov­ered in 275-degree oven 1 1/2 to […]

Stances with Wolves

The fol­low­ing is my president’s col­umn for the Feb­ru­ary 2011 edi­tion of the monthly newslet­ter of the National Soci­ety of News­pa­per Colum­nists Colum­nists get labeled as opin­ion­ated. This was brought home again after the Tuc­son shoot­ing. Amer­i­cans saw on the air and online — come on, paper? — as many pun­dits as politi­cians (and rarely […]