Arkansas Blog

The Dexter Suggs' No Good, Very Bad Week Edition

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s appointment of two special justices to hear an offshoot of the same-sex marriage case who have obvious conflicts, Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, Dexter Suggs’ no good, very bad week, the Little Rock Board of Directors and a nondiscrimination ordinance and the Pulaski County school desegregation case — all covered on this week's edition.

KATV: Author of dissertation says Suggs used her work

I believe I'll check KATV tonight. The Education Department continued its silence today on what Education Commissioner Johnny Key intends to do, if anything about Dexter Suggs, kept on as interim school superintendent of the Little Rock District after the state booted the school board and took over the district.

Parents of slain Bella Vista child had parental rights terminated on multiple other children in 2005

According to multiple sources familiar with the family, Mauricio and Cathy Torres, the Bella Vista couple arrested earlier this month for the rape and murder of their 6-year-old child, had at least five other children removed from their custody by a Jonesboro court in 2004 or 2005.

Rock Candy

Little Rock Film Festival announces 2015 lineup

The Little Rock Film Festival announced the lineups to its World Shorts, Cinematic Nonfiction and Golden Rock Narrative and Documentary competitions this afternoon. The list includes Bob Byington's "7 Chinese Brothers" (starring Jason Schwartzman), Kornél Mundruczó's Cannes Film Festival award-winning "White God," Sundance award winning documentaries "Cartel Land," "(T)ERROR" and "How to Save the World," National Lampoon documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead," and many more.

Selfies, 'Eluvium and Formation': What's up Friday night in Argenta: UPDATE

Mugs Cafe — sounds like a place to see mugs, right? You will this Friday night, when you head to the cafe, 515 Main St. in Argenta, where "The Original Selfies — Artists Self Portraits" is on exhibit. Mugs is just one of nine venues that will be open for Argenta ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., this month.

Silverpoint artist Susan Schwalb at UALR tonight, April 18

Susan Schwalb, who is credited with a renaissance in silverpoint and who was an inspiration to Arkansas silverpoint artist Marjorie Williams-Smith, will give a talk tonight at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building (Room 161) of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Eat Arkansas

Root Cafe to host home cookin' pie contest

Traditional pie bakers, amateur pie bakers to square off at the Root Cafe on April 26 for a panel of judges—including Simon Majumdar of Food Network fame.

Raimondo Winery woos, wins at Arkansas Capital Corp. event

Last Friday night at the Arkansas Capital Corp., I got to drink Chardonnay and eat goodies that Margie Raimondo of Raimondo Winery will be selling when her storefront opens at 615 Main St., and I can heartily recommend her products. She'll have wine tastings and other culinary events and will sell her special products, like the fabulous onion jam and olives I had the other night. She also sells balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils, more jams and other gourmet foods of her own making.

Pig ears, galloping horses, quesadillas, 'shrooms and bratzels: start your meal right

Meal starters? We think they deserve more love. Southern Gourmasian, Juanita's, Tusk and Trotter, The Flying Saucer and Damgoode Pies get a big thumbs up for their appetizers—and that's just scratching the surface.


Max Brantley

Miles to go on equal rights

A couple of disparate events prompt me to reflect on progress toward equality. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Cowardice in the high court

Sometime this summer the U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly put an end to the debate over whether government can refuse to recognize the union of couples of the same sex. /more/

Gene Lyons

The Obama doctrine

If he accomplished nothing else during his presidency, Barack Obama has surely earned a place in the Bad Political Analogies Hall of Fame. /more/

Dining Review

Great Gourmasian

April 16, 2015
Great Gourmasian
Asian-fusion concept makes successful transition from food truck to brick and mortar restaurant. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

'Your reader and witness'

April 16, 2015
'Your reader and witness'
An interview with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. /more/

Movie Reviews

Art and justice

April 16, 2015
Art and justice
'Woman in Gold' too schmaltzy, but reaffirming nonetheless. /more/



Cover Story

A killing in Pocahontas

April 16, 2015
A killing in Pocahontas
A witness murdered, a drug ring exposed, a snake in a box. /more/


Arkansas Reporter

New anti-choice laws in Arkansas pose danger to women

April 16, 2015
New anti-choice laws in Arkansas pose danger to women
Thanks to junk science, risky prescriptions. /more/


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