Arkansas Blog

Jason Rapert: The bully strikes again

Sen. Jason Rapert talks a lot about integrity. He illustrates the reverse, by threatening payback to a Conway city employee for his support of Rapert's opponent.

An open line: Police report threats in neighborhood where two shooting deaths occurred

Little Rock police now think there may be a connection between separate fatal shootings late Saturday night near the State Fairgrounds and are warning about a volatile atmosphere in those neighborhoods.

Blue Hog: Stacy Hurst undeserving of vote. Ditto.

Blue Hog Report illustrates why Stacy Hurst isn't deserving of election to the state House of Representatives. And why her opponent's family got a deserved apology from the Little Rock school superintendent for a dirty trick done for her campaign.

Rock Candy

Free beer, 'New Flame,' 'Serial' the podcast and an Ohio mixtape

Sarah Koenig, a longtime producer on "This American Life," is hosting a new podcast called "Serial" spun off from that show, the difference being that each episode here is a chapter in a single larger story which they'll tell over the course of a season — a kind of heavily reported, audio miniseries. Four episodes have been released so far and they've been great, really gripping and well-produced.

Wildwood inaugurates Art in the Park

Eight artists are exhibiting work at Wildwood Park in Wildwood's first "Art in the Park" series of rotating exhibits in the Cabe Festival Theatre lobby through Nov. 16. In the show are Vicki Kovaleski, Emily Moll Wood, Tom Tull, Robin Tucker, Gary Wayne Golden, Tim Jacob, W. Michael Spain and Mark Johnson.

Third Friday means Argenta ArtWalk means Wittenberg, Rockwell, Furr, Holloway and the Best of the South

Argenta ArtWalk REALLY IS TONIGHT, OCT. 17, in downtown North Little Rock, where the Thea Foundation, Art Connection, Argenta Gallery, Greg Thompson Fine Art, the Laman Library's Argenta Branch, Mugs Cafe and other venues will be open from 5-8 p.m.

Eat Arkansas

Menu flexibility is the norm at Mellow Mushroom

Diners will find a diverse and delicious menu at West Little Rock's Mellow Mushroom.

Mesquite makes the difference at Roland's

Hickory-smoked 'cue is the standard around Hot Springs, but one place goes against the grain.

Eating a path through the State Fair

From gyros to fried everything, we post some of our favorite foods at the Arkansas State Fair.


Max Brantley

So many races, so few words

As a momentous election builds to a climax, it's hard to know where best to deploy 600 words. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Single-payer is cheaper

The enemies of Obamacare and Arkansas's peculiar version of it, the "private option," exposed what they hoped would be a dirty little secret the other day: The government spends more on the private option than it would have spent on plain-vanilla Medicaid, the undiluted Obamacare that other participating states follow. /more/

Gene Lyons

Media-stoked fear sets off mindless stampede

We once prided ourselves on being a pragmatic, self-confident people — more like the skeptical fillies than the thundering herd. But if you believe a lot of what you read in the news media and see on TV, much of the public currently lives on the edge of panic. /more/

Dining Review

Satchemo's serves up creative twists on old standards

October 16, 2014
Satchemo's serves up creative twists on old standards
With Belly busting bar food. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

The Shoog Radio era

October 16, 2014
The Shoog Radio era
KABF DJs take their love of local music to the airwaves. /more/

Movie Reviews

Skip 'The Judge'

October 16, 2014
Skip 'The Judge'
By trying to do too much, vehicle for Downey, Duval turns to mush. /more/



Cover Story

Best of Central Arkansas bars and booze 2014

October 16, 2014
Best of Central Arkansas bars and booze 2014
Times readers pick their favorite watering holes in Central Arkansas. /more/


Arkansas Reporter

Prepared for Ebola in Arkansas

October 16, 2014
Prepared for Ebola in Arkansas
Health Department, hospitals scramble to prepare, though chance of the virus traveling to Arkansas is miniscule. /more/


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