Arkansas Blog

Pork barrel included more than $40,000 for ozone therapy shipped from NWA to Benton

Blogger Russ Racop uncovers another curious bit of spending of the pork barrel money known as the General Improvement Fund: Shipment of more than $40,000 from Northwest Arkansas legislators' allotment to a little-known outfit in Saline County that promotes an alternative medicine known as ozone therapy. Familiar legislative names were involved.

Women's march set Saturday, Jan. 21 in Little Rock

Here's another march to plan for: The Women's March in Little Rock Saturday in conjunction with the post-inauguration event the same day in Washington, D.C.

North Little Rock defends the Jerry Jones gift to cops, but ...

North Little Rock has filed its formal defense of the expensive gift of an outing to a Dallas Cowboy football game to North Little Rock cops. But questions remain.

Rock Candy

Townsend Wolfe, 1935-2017

Max has posted on the Arkansas Blog the news of Townsend Wolfe's death. The photo Max chose is a great one, but I also wanted to put up this one of Wolfe with his trademark brown cigarette. A More cigarette? A Tiparillo? I don't remember, but I do remember that Wolfe was seldom seen without one. The last time I interviewed him, after the ill-fated "World of the Pharaohs" exhibit, he had quit smoking, but out of long habit patted his shirt pocket, where he'd always kept his cigarettes, from time to time thinking he'd find a pack there before remembering he'd given them up.

'Sigh-Fi' Artist Lap Le gallery talk tonight at UALR

Lap Le, an artist in the UALR exhibition "Sigh-Fi," which gallery curator Brad Cushman describes as a show that "embraces the cognitive dissonance that underscores science fiction," will give a talk at 6 p.m. tonight in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Center.

Kevin Delaney's 'Street Science' premieres tonight

The Museum of Discovery's Kevin Delaney premieres his new show "Street Science" tonight at 9 p.m. on the Science Channel.

Eat Arkansas

More coffee for the River Market district

Zeteo Coffee, which opened in Conway nearly a year ago, will open a second c0ffee shop at 610 President Clinton Ave. in February, cofounder Jon Mitchell has announced. Zeteo will offer coffee from Onyx Coffee Lab of Springdale, a breakfast and lunch menu and local craft beers and wines.

Bark Bar making pawprints toward spring opening

Plans to open a dog-friendly bar in a vacant church in downtown Little Rock are be padding forward, co-founder Elizabeth Michael tells us. Bar Bar, to be located at 1201 Spring St., has been approved by the Department of Health for plumbing, and landlord/architect Adam Day has created drawings for the hound-lover hangout. Michael said they're hoping for an April opening.

AETN cooking show debuts Saturday

A cooking show featuring a Bella Vista cook debuts Saturday, Jan. 7, on AETN. “Cook with Brooks” features chef Steven Brooks, corporate executive chef at Tankersly Foods, who came to Northwest Arkansas in 2000 to work at the Market at Pinnacle and later was executive chef at Blessings Golf Club, Soul Restaurant and Lounge and the Springdale Country Club.


Max Brantley

Praising Asa

A Christmas party this year at a home just a few steps from /more/

Ernest Dumas

Glass houses

Having gotten a deep security briefing and probably a confidential glimpse of our own vast cyberspying operation, Donald Trump is no longer pretty sure that the Kremlin didn't hack Democratic computers or employ other tactics to help his election. /more/

Gene Lyons


Anybody who can sing the lyrics to David Allan Coe's "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" probably won't find a whole lot in J.D. Vance's hotly debated, bestselling memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" that's real surprising. /more/

Dining Review

Not yet the pizzeria

January 12, 2017
Not yet <i>the</i> pizzeria
Tweaks needed at Heights hot spot. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

A Q&A with bLAck pARty

January 12, 2017
A Q&amp;A with &#10;bLAck pARty
The former Little Rock resident and Childish Gambino collaborator talks about his album, "Mango." /more/

Movie Reviews

Scorsese's longform saga of faith, 'Silence,' aims to endure

January 12, 2017
Scorsese's longform saga of faith, 'Silence,' aims to endure
It's a nearly three-hour epic set in 17th century Japan. /more/



Visit Arkansas

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived

Visit Arkansas

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived


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