Arkansas Blog

News roundup and the open line

The open line and video headline roundup. Also, a marijuana measure for 2016 has already been rejected by the attorney general. They'll be back.

Lawyer says statewide alcohol petitions invalid

A lawyer has said petitions submitted for a statewide vote on retail alcohol sales in all 75 counties were submitted to late under the Arkansas Constitution and cannot be certified.

Treasure hunt: The prize could be a college degree

The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges has begun a search for people who've earned or almost earned associate's degrees but might not know it.

Rock Candy

Blackberry Chutney, Prince's Hot Chicken and Sriracha portraits

Only old timers will know the name Y.A. Tittle. Hell, he's even old to me. But I was an LSU fan and he was famous as a quarterback there before he became a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, forever famous for a bloodied photograph following a critical interception in a championship game.

ArtWalk: Head to Mugs Cafe, Greg Thompson Fine Art

Tonight: Quapaw Quarter Figure Drawing Group; Southern artists, student artists, fabric jewelry art demonstration, all in Argenta tonight from 5-8 p.m.

Psych of the South: Suspension of Belief's "LSD" (1967)

In 1967, a North Little Rock group, The Villagers, released a cryptic early psychedelic record called “LSD” under the name Suspension of Belief. The song is a mix of non-sequitur lyrics, a haunting folk guitar ballad and orchestral sound clips interspersed throughout in an early example of sampling. When the group recorded it, they had no idea that producer George Whitaker, the owner of Zay-Dee records, would transform their psychedelic folk song into a swirling operatic wonder.

Eat Arkansas

Savor the City again, during August

The fifth annual Savor the City kicks off Aug. 1 for Little Rock Restaurant Month, when eateries will provide discounts and specials to promote their chow.

Food Feedback Friday: Cool Summer's Day edition

With this unusually cool weather lately, I hope you all have been getting out and eating on some patios. I know we have. So, let's get on with our feedback.

Chris Tanner planning Samantha's Tap Room and Wood Grill at 4th and Main

Samantha's Tap Room and Wood Grill, Cheers in the Heights, Chris Tanner, Samantha Tanner


Max Brantley

Ross wins debate, but ...

The Arkansas Press Association had a one-hour gubernatorial debate at its convention in Hot Springs last week. /more/

Ernest Dumas

The lie that won't die: Tax cuts help economy

The idea that lowering the taxes of businessmen and people with lots of money will /more/

Gene Lyons

Professors can't be rape police

If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. Tales of drunken sexual assault and worse multiply from sea to shining sea. /more/

Dining Review

Diamond Bear goes into the pub biz with Arkansas Ale House

July 17, 2014
Diamond Bear goes into the pub biz with Arkansas Ale House
Diamond Bear remains one of the only places in Central Arkansas that has packaged beer sales on Sundays, so grab a six pack or two after you finish your meal. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

Reading in the Rock

July 17, 2014
Reading in the Rock
Summer book picks from locals. /more/

Movie Reviews

New day for 'Planet of the Apes'

July 17, 2014
New day for 'Planet of the Apes'
'Dawn' stands out from other summer fare. /more/



Cover Story

Little Rock confidential

July 17, 2014
Little Rock confidential
Some subjects are too personal to ask a stranger about. Like, what's it like to be transgender? To be quadriplegic? So, few of us know the answers. /more/


Arkansas Reporter

That 'ghetto' traffic box

July 17, 2014
That 'ghetto' traffic box
heresa Cates, a self-taught North Little Rock artist who paints sinuous and stylized African-American men and women, often praising God, has found that when it comes to public art, people aren't color blind. /more/


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