The national non-profit Feeding America, with support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and The Nielsen Company, recently released an interactive map of food insecurity — a lack of or limited access to adequate nutrition — across the country.
With approximately 20 seconds left on the tape, Circuit Judge David Laser, addressing his daughter Laura, who was in court, seems to say: "Laura, he's serious. Soury says he thinks he can get Mom a short one-on-one with Johnny in Santa Fe."
It was a good week for The Arkansas Arts Center, The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, geeks and those interested in the WM3 case. It was a bad week for the environment and freedom of information.
Elsewhere on this week's editorial page, you'll learn that the editorial board of the Arkansas Times decided after some debate to support the full penny worth of sales tax being sought by Little Rock City Hall. I'm not likely to go so far, though I understand the sentiment for the full penny.
Listening to vinyl has long since gone past the point of being perceived as a quirky, Wes-Andersonian retro affectation. The good old LP is on its way to once again being the primary physical format for music.
Growing up for any kid is hard, but there is often a special kind of hell for those growing up gay or lesbian in Arkansas. This is the Bible Belt. We're slow to change, and for all our Southern politeness, the prejudices of older folks tend to percolate through the generational strata whether we want them or not.
It's an important day for efforts to end the ban on same-sex marriage in Arkansas. A lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court by Searcy lawyer Cheryl Maples on behalf of a number of gay and lesbian couples seeking to strike down Arkansas's ban on same-sex marriage is before Judge Chris Piazza this afternoon.
"We have just enough religion to make us hate," wrote Jonathan Swift "but not enough to make us love one another." A lifelong religious controversialist, the 18th century Irish satirist definitely knew whereof he wrote. After all, it's fewer than 20 years since Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland quit dynamiting each other's gathering places.
Juanita's, the venerable Tex-Mex restaurant and music venue, is leaving the South Main Street location it's called home since 1986 for the River Market and the former home of Bill St., 614 President Clinton Ave.