Arkansas Blog

Test vote to kill Planned Parenthood fails

The Senate failed to muster a vote sufficient to strip funding from Planned Parenthood in a procedural vote today.

Child death investigation continues in Hot Springs

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro was formally approved in a circuit judge's order today to act as special prosecutor to investigate the death of 18-month-old Thomas Naramore of Hot Springs, found dead after his father, Juvenile Judge Wade Naramore, called 911 July 24.

The Jumoke open line: Plus new advice for the governor; a chimp gets named; life imitates art

Here's an open line and today's video. Plus: The Little Rock Zoo's baby chimp has been named.

Rock Candy

Name that Arkansas artist

This ceramic artist has a show coming up at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Step away from the keyboard! No Googling! Name that Arkansas artist!

Staff Picks: Stephen Hawking, San Miguel de Allende, procastination, '70s yacht rock and more

If you should happen to find yourself in the lovely colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, the guidebooks will advise on all sorts of fun stuff to do and sights to see but really the most important thing in San Miguel, and arguably the most important thing on the planet, is the taco stand on Insurgentes, which opens around dusk and goes until 3 or 4 in the morning. The pastor tacos with pineapple (I prefer flour tortillas but the corn tortillas are good too; oh, and with Oaxaca cheese if you like)—I mean, you really can't hardly eat other regular tacos after you eat these.

Artists abroad: Dawn Holder in D.C., Virmarie DePoyster in Rome

Dawn Holder's porcelain installation "Monoculture" is featured in a show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington; Virmarie DePoyster's exhibition "Revelation" opens Sept. 1 in Rome.

Eat Arkansas

A kitchen and pick-up counter for Humble Crumb

Cinnamon roll lovers who buy from The Humble Crumb bakery on Saturdays at the Little Rock Farmer’s Market will be able sometime this fall to get their pastries weekdays in Sherwood.

Cleanse living: Roots Juices coming to the Heights

Cold-pressed juices — concoctions of pounds of vegetables and fruits masticated and squeezed in a refrigerated press to keep with their nutrients intact — are coming to the Heights in September, when Roots Juices opens at 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., near Eggshells and Le Pops.

Skinny J's grand opening today in Argenta

Skinny J's restaurant at 214 Main St. in North Little Rock, in the spot where the Cornerstone Pub used to be, is having its grand-opening ribbon-cutting at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday) with the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Columnists

Max Brantley

Supremely discredited

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Wood and her allies continue to discredit the state's highest court. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Consultants provide cover

Arkansas is laying out a few million taxpayer dollars for corporate consultants to tell legislators and the governor how to handle some political hot potatoes, principally a moribund lottery and the expansion of Medicaid to poor adults, which is the biggest feature (in Arkansas) of the still unpopular Obamacare. /more/

Gene Lyons

Obama takes long view

Right now, it's beginning to look as if President Obama will end up deserving the Nobel Peace Prize he was so prematurely awarded in 2009. /more/

Dining Review

Mi Hacienda should be su Hacienda, too

July 30, 2015
Mi Hacienda should be su Hacienda, too
Good cheese dip, great tamales, margaritas and more. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

LGBT cinema comes to Little Rock

July 30, 2015
LGBT cinema comes to Little Rock
With the Kaleidoscope film festival. /more/

Movie Reviews

Sherlock baffled

July 30, 2015
Sherlock baffled
Ian McKellen ages gracefully in 'Mr. Holmes.' /more/

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Cover Story

Best of Arkansas 2015

July 30, 2015
Best of Arkansas 2015
To prove that Arkansas's variety of exemplary places, people and things is inexhaustible, the Arkansas Times once again presents the Best of Arkansas. /more/

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Arkansas Reporter

A Q&A with LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner

July 29, 2015
A Q&A with LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner
Little Rock's top cop on Baltimore, body cams, mass incarceration and more. /more/

 

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