A four-year study finds a nightmare of abuse, bullying and sexual harassment for Latino students in some Little Rock schools, with reports of complaints falling on deaf ears. What's going on, and can anything be done to stop it?
As is well understood by the leadership of the Arkansas Times — Lindsey Millar, Alan Leveritt and Max Brantley, all of whom I have spoken to, or written to, about this matter — I strenuously refute the charges that I committed sexual harassment at the Oxford American.
The Old America that the Tea Party and its corporate backers are crying to bring back was free of tiresome regulations burdening businessmen just trying to create jobs, and maybe make a few pennies of profit. That America was very much like the Pakistan of today.
The merger of a state institution with a church institution is a bold and creepy idea, the creepiness weighing more heavily in our estimation. Anything that might infringe on the separation of church and state is cause for alarm.
Under the headline, "Lunch with the Bumpers," a columnist wrote of spending time with former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers and his wife, Betty. "Thinking back, I realize I would never have had the opportunity to know the Bumpers well had I not essentially been forced to move to the East Coast ..."
When Mitt Romney came to Little Rock a while back for one of those $50,000 per couple fund-raisers where he pretends to tell plutocrats what he really thinks, he acted more like somebody in the Federal Witness Protection Program than a presidential candidate.
Also, Ron White at Robinson Center Music Hall, 'Chrystal' at the Argenta Community Theater, Harvestfest in Hillcrest, the Arkansas Times Festival of Ideas downtown, Tim Gunn at Reynolds Performance Hall, John L. Smith at the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Greil Marcus at the Main Library.
Nobody was delusional enough to think that a reeling Arkansas team would be able to summon any kind of miracle when the reigning titans of college football came calling last Saturday. When Tyler Wilson donned a headset instead of a helmet just before kickoff against Alabama, the die was cast.
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.