Arkansas Blog

The sunny Sunday line

An early line.

Healthy crowd descends on Capitol for March for Science

America has a president who believes global warming is a Chinese plot, orders an end to clean air and water rules and proposes to reduce funding for the National Institutes of Health. Unfortunately, he not alone in his disdain for science. But America — including Arkansas — is also a place where vast numbers protested this Earth Day against science-blind, profit-driven and superstitious policymaking, both in D.C. and by the Arkansas Legislature

The gloomy Saturday line

An early open line.

Rock Candy

Big night in Argenta: Harringtons at Laman, a Southern spring at Greg Thompson

Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Jed Jackson, Alan Gerson, Dolores Justus, Stephano Sutherlin: Those are six reasons — and there are many more — to head over to Argenta tonight for the monthly ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m.

Louise Halsey chosen 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure

Weaver Louise Halsey of Oark, who creates fine art, rugs and dolls, and whose weavings of houses on fire ignited such admiration that she was included in the 2012 Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., has been named by the Arkansas Arts Council as the 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure. The annual award goes to a dedicated craftsperson who has helped preserve the craft by teaching to others.

New videos from The Wildflower Revue and Couch Jackets

New music videos from The Wildflower Revue and Couch Jackets.

Eat Arkansas

Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. is just plain good

Downtown Little Rock loves authentic option for noodles, dumplings.

ZAZA turns 9, to celebrate with bluegrass, pizza and a wet mayor

Like pizza cooked in an outdoor wood oven? Live bluegrass? Seeing Mark Stodola dripping wet? While drinking Lost Forty Beer? Then ZAZA Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Co. in the Heights is the place you need to be Sunday, April 23.

Food trucks and craft beers Saturday at the Outlets of LR

A ticketed food truck event, the Arkansas Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, starts at noon Saturday at the Outlets of Little Rock.


Max Brantley


Appearances count. I was struck by a single sentence over the weekend in a full page of coverage in The New York Times devoted to the killing spree in Arkansas, beginning with a front-page account of the recent flurry of legal filings on pending executions and continuing inside with an interview with Damien Echols, the former death row inmate. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Coal is over

The free market's natural search for cheaper and more efficient energy has taken over and even President Trump and a governing party heavily in denial about climate change cannot stop it. /more/

Gene Lyons

Art bull

"God, I hate art," my late friend The Doctor used to say. /more/

Dining Review

It's a family affair

April 20, 2017
It's a family affair
At the promising Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe. /more/

Dining Search



Cover Story

The Little Rock millage question: taxation without representation?

April 20, 2017
The Little Rock millage question: taxation without representation?
Frustration with the state's takeover of Little Rock schools scrambles the usual political lines on an upcoming millage election. /more/



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