There's a filmsplosion in Arkansas. Cameras and other equipment are relatively cheap and everyone's got a story to tell. This one, set in Central Arkansas and featuring a lot of White Countians (woot, woot!), seems to be about teen angst and mystery. Possibly of the supernatural variety?
Huixia Lu's long, long-in-the-making profile of professional malcontent/Ho-Hum co-founder/quote machine 2006 campaign for governor is finally ready to be seen. It's called "Independent for Governor: An Idealist's Grueling Run," and it debuts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA.
Hank III does an acoustic version of his grandfather's "Alone and Forsaken," with a metal montage in the background in the second trailer for "Slow Southern Steel," the underground metal documentary Rwake's CT has been working on for a couple years now.
A fight could be brewing over regulation of puppy mills, with legislation planned to better protect dogs and opposition already underway from a state representative who makes a living working with commercial dog breeders.
It is hard for a straight person, The Observer included, to imagine what it would be like to be born gay — to be shipwrecked here on this space-going clod, where nearly every textbook, novel, film and television show, nearly every blaring screen or billboard or magazine ad, reinforces the idea that "normal" means "heterosexual."
The Presbytery of Arkansas, the governing body for Presbyterian churches in the northern two-thirds of Arkansas, met Saturday at Clarksville and adopted a resolution urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, which is aimed at preventing local government from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people. The Presbytery also expressed its opposition to a pending House bill that, in the name of "conscience," would protect those who discriminate against gay people.