The website Vice.com has an article on their "Munchies" blog right now which posits that the reason there's no nationally-recognized "Ozark Cuisine" on par with other beloved regional cuisines is due to the three headed beast that has plagued the image and reality of the Ozarks since Hector was a pup: racism, poverty and xenophobia. Writer Josh Bell singles out white-supremacist organizations in Harrison, Ark. to make his point.
Brandon Barber, the once high-flying Northwest Arkansas developer whose business imploded in a $47 million bankrtupcy, was booked into the Washington County Jail last night on a hold from Clark County, Nevada, Arkansas Business reports.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.
UPDATE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the expanded concealed carry legislation, but some additional legislation is promised, at a minimum to exempt UAMS and the State Hospital from the expanded list of places where concealed weapons are allowed for those with a new permit that requires an additional day of training.
The state is having a hard time finding volunteers to watch the scheduled octuple executions. Perhaps opposition to the death penalty is greater than the Arkansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty found this week at the legislature.