Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s appointment of two special justices to hear an offshoot of the same-sex marriage case who have obvious conflicts, Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, Dexter Suggs’ no good, very bad week, the Little Rock Board of Directors and a nondiscrimination ordinance and the Pulaski County school desegregation case — all covered on this week's edition.
I believe I'll check KATV tonight. The Education Department continued its silence today on what Education Commissioner Johnny Key intends to do, if anything about Dexter Suggs, kept on as interim school superintendent of the Little Rock District after the state booted the school board and took over the district.
According to multiple sources familiar with the family, Mauricio and Cathy Torres, the Bella Vista couple arrested earlier this month for the rape and murder of their 6-year-old child, had at least five other children removed from their custody by a Jonesboro court in 2004 or 2005.
The Little Rock Film Festival announced the lineups to its World Shorts, Cinematic Nonfiction and Golden Rock Narrative and Documentary competitions this afternoon. The list includes Bob Byington's "7 Chinese Brothers" (starring Jason Schwartzman), Kornél Mundruczó's Cannes Film Festival award-winning "White God," Sundance award winning documentaries "Cartel Land," "(T)ERROR" and "How to Save the World," National Lampoon documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead," and many more.
Mugs Cafe — sounds like a place to see mugs, right? You will this Friday night, when you head to the cafe, 515 Main St. in Argenta, where "The Original Selfies — Artists Self Portraits" is on exhibit. Mugs is just one of nine venues that will be open for Argenta ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., this month.
Susan Schwalb, who is credited with a renaissance in silverpoint and who was an inspiration to Arkansas silverpoint artist Marjorie Williams-Smith, will give a talk tonight at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building (Room 161) of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Traditional pie bakers, amateur pie bakers to square off at the Root Cafe on April 26 for a panel of judges—including Simon Majumdar of Food Network fame.
Last Friday night at the Arkansas Capital Corp., I got to drink Chardonnay and eat goodies that Margie Raimondo of Raimondo Winery will be selling when her storefront opens at 615 Main St., and I can heartily recommend her products. She'll have wine tastings and other culinary events and will sell her special products, like the fabulous onion jam and olives I had the other night. She also sells balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils, more jams and other gourmet foods of her own making.
Meal starters? We think they deserve more love. Southern Gourmasian, Juanita's, Tusk and Trotter, The Flying Saucer and Damgoode Pies get a big thumbs up for their appetizers—and that's just scratching the surface.
A couple of disparate events prompt me to reflect on progress toward equality. /more/
Sometime this summer the U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly put an end to the debate over whether government can refuse to recognize the union of couples of the same sex. /more/