Arkansas Blog

Smoking e-mails: Democrats say they show Mark Martin pushed use of bad voter records

A belated production of e-mails by Secretary of State Mark Martin has the Democratic Party calling for response from top Republican officials about evidence that he encouraged county clerks in use of data on voter eligiblity that he knew to be flawed.

Broadway Bridge closing set for Sept. 28

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said today it expects the Broadway Bridge will close the morning of Sept. 28 for a replacement project expected to take about six months.

Greg Palast promises another expose on vote suppression

The journalist who exposed the Republican vote "caging" operation in Florida in 2004, designed to help George W. Bush, is back with another investigation of potential vote purging to help Donald Trump. Does Arkansas figure? Given the players, it's a possibility.

Rock Candy

Delita Martin/Lauritzen Wright/Nina Katchadourian/Andrew Kilgore

The Bradford Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is celebrating its one-year anniversary tonight with the opening of four super exhibitions of portraiture and a talk by printmaker Delita Martin, formerly of Little Rock but now living in Houston. A reception starts at 5 p.m.; Martin's talk is at 6 p.m.

Evanescence's Amy Lee releases children's album

Evanescence's Amy Lee released "Dream Too Much" last week, a children's album inspired by her two-year-old son Jack and created with members of her family.

"Merce" selected for Official Latino Short Film Festival

"Merce," a musical comedy that aims to "dispel the belief that life with HIV is automatically sad and lonely and tragic," was selected for September's Official Latino Short Film Festival.

Eat Arkansas

Petra, Fayetteville's delicious, unique lunch counter

Petra is the perfect lunch, hearty and satisfying without the 3 o’clock food coma.

Catfish rules at Soul Fish Café — and so does everything else

There's great fish and more to be had on Main Street.

Delta Spa and Resort's 43 Grill and Bar is good eats in the Delta

There are plenty of great places to eat in the Delta, but only one of them serves up killer duck nachos.


Max Brantley

Pay to play. Really?

The announcement that Bill Clinton will distance himself and foreign and corporate contributors from the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president has, if anything, increased attention to the intersection of money and politics at the Foundation, along with the ongoing email controversy. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Dollars and degrees

Governor Hutchinson says a high graduation rate (ours is about the lowest) and a larger quotient of college graduates in the population are critical to economic development. Every few months there is another, but old, key to unlocking growth. /more/

Gene Lyons

Swing and miss

In my view, God invented baseball to provide a sanctuary from the fallen world of /more/

Dining Review

Bravo Bruno's

August 25, 2016
Bravo Bruno's
Deli offshoot is near perfection. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

Listen to her

August 25, 2016
Listen to her
Hannah Pittard will read from her novel 'Listen to Me' at Oxford American Annex. /more/

Movie Reviews

A new animation king

August 25, 2016
A new animation king
'Kubo and the Two Strings' solidifies Laika's status as an unsung hero. /more/



Cover Story

Arkansas trauma system takes a hit

August 25, 2016
Arkansas trauma system takes a hit
Doctors worry about impact of canceled contract with educational arm, loss of funds. /more/


Arkansas Reporter

'This is not your grandfather's America': a Q&A with Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner

August 25, 2016
'This is not your grandfather's America': a Q&A with Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner
On residency requirements for LRPD officers and why many of his officers choose to live outside the city, community policing, mass incarceration, juvenile justice, assault rifles and gun control and more. /more/


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