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Scott McCormack, head of the family and farm, trained at Vermont’s Institute of Artisan Cheese acquiring skills in basic and advanced cheese making. The time he’s invested into producing superior cheese is evident in all of White River’s products.
Cache Restaurant, the much-anticipated dining anchor of The Arcade from Rush Harding and his son, Chef Payne Harding, let a select group inside tonight for a preview party. The Times' Brian Chilson was among them.
Sally Mengel and Rachel Moore talk about the deliciousness they dish up at Loblolly Creamery in our latest collaboration with Greg Spradlin and Camp Friday Films.
Lots of Little Rock artists will be gathered around the Festivus Pole.
[embed-1] Silverpoint artist Marjorie Williams-Smith emailed me this video of the National Arts Club exhibition in the Greg and Marquis Galleries on Grammercy Park.
“Highlighting Hillcrest: History, Architecture and a Sense of Community,” with Rachel Silva, Tommy Jameson and James McKenzie, 6 p.m.
America's poor have risen and fallen as objects of politics in cycles of 30 to 50 years, and in the era of Barack Obama and the tea party they have scaled yet another peak. /more/
"We have just enough religion to make us hate," wrote Jonathan Swift "but not enough to make us love one another." A lifelong religious controversialist, the 18th century Irish satirist definitely knew whereof he wrote. After all, it's fewer than 20 years since Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland quit dynamiting each other's gathering places. /more/
I'm back at work after a long hiatus and a little unsure about everything that's been reported in my absence. This broke in New Mexico news a couple of days ago, but I thought I'd mention that ...
David Barden, one of the Palmetto state posse hired for fat jobs under the founding leadership of Ernie Passailaigue at the Arkansas Lottery, has been hired to be interim leader of the New Mexico lottery. The Albuquerque Journal reports at some length on some of the expense and pay-related controversies that attended Barden in Arkansas before the abrupt departure of Ernie P. and his pals.
Among other explanations, Barden claimed he was always working on the dozens of days he spent in South Carolina and Maine while not taking formal leave from his job in Little Rock.
interview last night to the New York Times' Jonathan Martin in which he continued to float his interest in making another presidential run in 2016.
It's good for the speechifying business if nothing else.
Huckabee, while declaring he's not a prideful sort, goes on to indicate he still is rankled he doesn't get the automatic high status he deserves for his earlier presidential effort.
Discussing the potential Republican field in 2016, Mr. Huckabee said it would be “tough” for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey to win such conservative redoubts as Iowa and South Carolina, two early nominating states.Huckabee conceded giving up his media business to make a run would be a factor in his decision.
“Let me show you some polling,” Mr. Huckabee said, brandishing a two-page memo about a survey his longtime pollster took earlier this month showing him leading the Republican field in both Iowa and South Carolina. He boasted that such good numbers came at a time when “nobody has even talked about me being named” as a candidate.
Mr. Huckabee dismissed the notion that pride was a factor in his decision to float a possible campaign.
“Anybody who would run for any reason other than to win is an idiot,” he said. But he quickly warmed to a question about not getting credit for his skepticism about the health of the economy as he campaigned in the months before the 2008 stock market crash and financial meltdown.
“A lot of things I said that I was sneered at about turned out to be prophetic,” he said about the criticism he took from fellow Republicans over his focus on the working class during the 2008 campaign. “A year later I looked like a genius but nobody ever said, ‘Huckabee was right,'” he said.
If you have a little time, I highly recommend this epic investigative piece from the Associated Press on retired FBI agent Robert Levin. who disappeared in Iran while — according to the AP report — working illegally for the CIA.
Also this horrifying look at unconscionable tactics used by the ATF in sting operations from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Other than that, the line is open, over to you...
Eclectic folk ensemble Harpeth Rising plays a makeup date for the album release show from last weekend, Unitarian Universalist Church, 7:30 p.m., $8-$15.
It's time for the Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Spirit of the Season, with traditional carols and new works by Arkansas composers, Old State House Museum, Dec. 13-14, 7 p.m.; Dec. 15, 3 p.m.
The Afterthought hosts Christmas Karaoke and an Ugly Sweater Contest, 9 p.m., free.
The "Belew Christmas" show with Cody Belew was rescheduled from last weekend to this Friday, 8 p.m. Wildwood Park for the Arts, $20-$50.
The Main Thing's "A Fertle Holiday" Christmas comedy show continues at The Joint, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through Dec. 28, $20.
Eggnog lovers rejoice, for the 9th Ever Nog-off is upon us, at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 5-8 p.m.
Swampbird and The Winston Family Orchestra will be bringing the rock hedonism to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5.
Thirst n' Howl hosts a food drive with Blues Boy Jag and Joe Pitts. Be sure to bring canned food donations, 8 p.m., free.
Booyah! Dad, Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth and Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass Buffalo sounds like a pretty dang good evening of fine local rock music, White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.
Over at Stickyz, you can get down with the Good Time Ramblers and The Mansion Family, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., $5.
San Antonio's Jared Harville brings some intriguing lo-fi singer/songwriter tunes to Mugs Cafe, 7 p.m.
War Chief plays at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
It seems to me that the Tea Party is the descendent of both the Dixiecrats…
The Huck speaks: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/us/polit… A quote: '“Anybody who would run for any reason other than…
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