Wells Thompson

Wells is a freelance writer specializing in fiction and narrative commentary. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas’s English program, Wells spends much of his time at Blue Sail Coffee, frantically writing down articles for this website or editing a novel that’s just one fifteen more drafts from being complete.

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones dispels the idea of a starving artist in Conway

Living in or around Conway, it’s hard to miss the gorgeous murals suddenly appearing downtown. From Wunderhaus to Kings to the peacock outside Righteous Remedies (Formerly the Naked Hippy Cafe), there has been a wave of vibrant, original installations brightening up local businesses and street corners all over the city. Residents might be surprised to …

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Streetside Creperie

Why Streetside Creperie Makes is making Conway a Better Place to Live

Though it’s in heart of downtown Conway, it’s all too easy to pass by Streetside Creperie without noticing. Located in a tiny brick building on Front Street, the homey breakfast restaurant seems like shouldn’t work: seating is limited,  the restaurant is closed by mid-afternoon, and the owners, Arkansas natives Lesley Waterson and Spencer Pearson, are …

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WanderHaus

How WunderHaus is Setting the Standard for Local Restaurants

Looking at the current home of WunderHaus, the building on the corner of Oak Street and Locust, it’s hard to imagine that less than a year ago it was just the facade of a gas station, paradoxically painted in flames. Today, the “European kitchen” sees so much business that it’s had to nearly triple its …

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Why Perspective Makes a Difference: A Review of Lady Bird

Editor’s Note- The Academy Awards is March 4, 2018. We have asked our resident Movie Reviewer, Wells Thompson, to review several of the movies up for Academy Awards leading up to the Oscars. I think everyone knows what I’m talking about when I use the term “Oscar Bait.” Those movies that come out late in the year …

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How to Make a Classic: The Importance of the Basics in Get Out

Editor’s Note- The Academy Awards is March 4, 2018. We have asked our resident Movie Reviewer, Wells Thompson, to review several of the movies up for Academy Awards leading up to the Oscars. Horror as a genre is probably the most marginalized storytelling method in any media. In literature, few horror writers are ever recognized …

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Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Review: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Editor’s Note- The Academy Awards is March 4, 2018. We have asked our resident Movie Reviewer, Wells Thompson, to review several of the movies up for Academy Awards leading up to the Oscars.  The first review is for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. It’s always a surprise when your expectations are subverted, especially when you’re expecting …

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