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Heights Taco & Tamale Company, the new Tex-Mex restaurant from Yellow Rocket Concepts, the restaurant group behind Big Orange, Local Lime, Lost Fort Brewing and ZAZA, is planning to open February 2015. The restaurant is located at 5805 Kavanaugh Boulevard in the former home of Browning’s.
It used to be, “Let’s go to The Hop.” Now, the Hop is closing, and new song will be, “Let’s meet At the Corner,” when Kamiya Merrick opens up her “modernized” diner at 201 E. Markham St. the first of January. The Hop will close Nov. 26.
Don't wait, don't hesitate. There's pie at Terry's, and you need to eat some of it.
French Hill, the Republican banker just elected to Congress from the 2nd District, is no Vic Snyder. We knew that, but an article in the latest Arkansas Catholic, news organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, indicates that he's a conservative outlier in his own church. /more/
It was inevitable. The long crusade against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has pivoted from a battle against socialism to a populist war against big business: The program known as Obamacare is now supposed to be merely a feed trough for the captains of industry, not a government program to force health care on the undeserving poor. /more/
Jonesboro is growing and prosperous and it's starting to make Bentonville look like a bastion of progressivity.
Jonesboro grants director Heather Clements said the grant would be used to implement a program similar to one created in the north Jonesboro area.
That program, called the North Jonesboro Community Initiative, works on issues like community revitalization, clean-up of blighted areas as well as supporting economic growth.
“I can’t sell my soul for $30,000,” council member Gene Vance said.
...Council member Chris Moore, who presided over the meeting due to Mayor Harold Perrin attending a mayors meeting in Austin, Texas, said he and Vance simply wanted more information about the group’s ties to Bloomberg.
Moore said he did not believe the “average citizen in Jonesboro” would support Bloomberg’s views on the issues and that the city should not accept funding from groups with any political ties.
Cities of Service is a coalition of nearly 200 cities whose mayors are committed to using volunteer service to solve local pressing challenges. Many cities hire chief service officers to drive and increase the reach and impact of their efforts. From helping to decrease high school dropout rates to increasing energy efficiency in city buildings, coalition members work together, learn from each other, establish and replicate best practices to improve lives in their cities, across the United States, and around the world.
A new report from the Americans for Tax Fairness concludes that Walmart is avoiding $1 billion in federal income taxes through loopholes and avoiding taxes on $21 billion in profits by holding the money outside the U.S.
Lee Rosenbaum, who blogs as CultureGrrl, reveals an interview she had with former Crystal Bridges Museum of Art curator Kevin Murphy, in which he said he regretted what he saw as a desire to put on popular, contemporary shows rather than delve deeper into the early American collection, his area of expertise.
It was an amazing experience—being able to help build the collection, install it and shape how people in Arkansas, many of whom hadn’t experienced a big museum, were going to experience a narrative of American art that went from the 18th century through contemporary.
But I sensed the focus of Crystal Bridges was changing to being much more contemporary exhibition projects. The museum feels that it has a Bilbao Effect. But I was getting a sense that in order to maintain that Bilbao Effect, it was going to be contemporary art that was going to do it.
I wasn’t going to be able to do an 18th-century exhibition, because that would have been too boring. I think the management of Crystal Bridges felt, “Who would come and see that?” It had to be Rockwell—some big, light show.
"There are countless forms of narrative in the world," wrote French literary theorist Roland Barthes in An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative. “Among the vehicles of narrative are articulated language, … pictures, still or moving, gestures, and an ordered mixture of all those substances; narrative is present in myth, legend, fables, tales, short stories, epics, history, tragedy, … comedy, pantomime, paintings, … stained-glass windows, movies, local news, conversation. Moreover, in this infinite variety of forms, it is present at all times, in all places, in all societies; indeed narrative starts with the very history of mankind; there is not, there has never been anywhere, any people without narrative…"
Last Friday, the Times hosted the second installment of our new monthly film series with the Little Rock Film Festival, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” This particular event was also sponsored in collaboration with El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center, a grassroots nonprofit in Central Arkansas. (I sit on El Zócalo’s board.) Outside, we had tacos and steaming hot champurrado for sale from La Herradura, a local food truck.
I don't know if this report changes the list, but then again, so effing what…
Let's all take the Jonesboro pledge to kill liberals for their lack of tolerance.
No! No! No! Our problems aren't caused by tax-dodging Oligarchs or son&daughter killing endless war......it's…