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Eat My Catfish, which has locations in Benton and Conway, held its grand opening Tuesday in a jazzy new spot at 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road.
Drinks of the roaring ’20s will be bottoms up as Preserve Arkansas hosts its second annual Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the Albert Pike Masonic Temple. Set in the auditorium of the grand 1924 structure, guests will imbibe and vote on competing bartenders’ twists on historic cocktails, all of them delightfully quirky and plenty stiff.
Like sailors? Like 'em liquored up? Boy, have we got a holiday for you. And Big Orange: Midtown is the place to be.
At historic Central High School, two former presidents and a former British prime minister /more/
Barely clinging to its flagging life, the death penalty got a merciful reprieve last month /more/
As expected, Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate last night. Kaine, previously governor, is a popular moderate from a purple state. It's the boring, safe pick, which makes some sense given the dynamics in the election (it's perhaps a signal that the Clinton campaign believes that she's the heavy favorite and that they can win in part by depicting Donald Trump as clearly unfit for office). The Veepstakes is a fun bit of drama for political junkies, but the evidence suggests that these picks make no difference in election results.
It's a great pick. He's a solid guy, someone that's a good thinker. Since he's been in the Senate, he's added a lot of foreign policy experience. He's consistent with what most Arkansans are comfortable with. He's decisive, deliberate and he's smart.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, an advocacy group that did not endorse in the primary but describes itself as representing the "Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics, slammed the pick because of Kaine's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal:
As we saw in Donald Trump’s speech last night, Republicans will run hard against Democrats on trade this year. Unfortunately, since Tim Kaine voted to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Republicans now have a new opening to attack Democrats on this economic populist issue.Since Clinton, the one at the top of the ticket, has already flip-flopped to oppose TPP, it's hard for me to see what difference the Kaine pick really makes on this front. But politics is partly about symbolism and signalling, of course, and some in the Democratic base who remain leery of Clinton were hoping for a fig leaf for the left in the Veep pick rather than an avatar of Clintonism. Again, color me skeptical that this makes much difference (my own view is that you want your lefty champions in the legislature, not as symbolic figureheads on the political ticket, but your mileage may vary).
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The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
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“After some discussions with local outlets and magazines, which he turned down because he wanted to write about food more than once a month, he decided to publish on Denver’s team website. Like everyone else who writes for the site, his job title is listed after his byline: ‘Brandon McManus, kicker.’ He read food blogs not to study the reviews, but to search for inspiration for a good name for his own blog. He ultimately settled on McManus’ Mile High Menu, and readers ate it up: He said that his first post, about Guard and Grace (try the Bangs Island mussels, the best he’s ever had), netted 40,000 page views in short order.”
It’s the kind of oddball story that’s been typical of The Ringer since its launch in June. Here are a few personal favorites from the site: the unimpeachable perfection of Mark Wahlberg, an oral history of Tim Duncan told by his clothes, and the search for a Republican celebrity.
To a Poor Old Woman
An Ibra Ake vision, directed and edited by Carlos Lopez Estrada: backwards saxophone, dirty dishes, Cello Godzilla and ennui.
Read our interview with Kari Faux from earlier this year here.
Thanks, Norma. Now, I AM afraid.
I think that justifying this cop's action is wrong on so many levels. I work…
The whole state should just leave.