Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
There's still a debate going on in the comments section of a blog post that John Tarpley wrote nearly one week ago about whether or not American Idol Kris Allen's brief musical career warrants his inclusion in the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. The comments, mostly negative, have ranged from blind, un-punctuated support to suggesting his induction into the hall would make Johnny Cash turn over in his grave. The post gives me the occasion to show you a comic (PDF, heads up) that I did with graphic artist Dan Limke some time ago, shortly after Allen told Jimmy Fallon that there was no music scene in Little Rock. We were going to publish it in an issue of "The Localist" that, unfortunately, never came out.