The National Endowment for the Arts announced their 2012 NEA grants today, and six Arkansas institutions and a poet from Benton made the cut, with grants in the state totaling $70,000
Poet Stuart Youngman "Sy" Hoahwah received one of 40 $25,000 literary fellowships awarded by the NEA to poets this year.
Jeff Nichols, the Arkansas-born filmmaker whose sophomore effort "Take Shelter" won the Critics' Week grand prize at Cannes this year, is bringing the production of his third film home, and producers are looking to cast a teenage boy and girl from Arkansas for the film, along with around 400 extras, actors and stand-ins.
The Student Press Law Center reports that Sheridan High School administration ordered the school yearbook to scrap six planned student profiles rather than include one on a gay student who talked about his experience.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Mike Huckabee, who left Arkansas, where he built the platform for his media success and which, incidentally, has an income tax, is putting down expensive roots in a beach development in Walton County, Fla., east of Destin — a $3 million home.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."