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  • Dec 12-18, 2012
  • Vol. 39, No. 15
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  • Calling for change

    Immigrant-rights advocates held a candle-light vigil on the steps of St. Edward's Catholic Church this past Sunday to raise awareness of poor conditions in immigrant detention centers in the U.S.
  • Bill's picks

    Bill Eginton's Arkansas Record & CD Exchange is tucked away in a strip mall in Levy. It's a fairly unassuming looking store from the outside. But one need only to step inside (remembering to take your jacket off, of course) to understand that the place is a treasure trove.
  • Ellison shooting

    The news of the fatal shooting of 67-year-old Little Rock resident Eugene Ellison by Little Rock Police Officer Donna Lesher on Dec. 9, 2010, after an altercation in Ellison's apartment, has jumped the pond.
  • Light and poetry

    The Observer's only child turned 13 years old on Thursday of last week. If you've watched this space over the past 10 years or so, you've been witness to a good bit of that boy's growing up, from the tail end of The Diaper Era to young adulthood.
  • Republican rapture

    Just when I thought the right-wing Republicans have sunk as low as a snake in a wagon-wheel track, here they go again.


  • Marriage Equality's Loving case: Is it time?

    As the U.S. Supreme Court accepted two marriage equality cases for full review, last Friday marked another key moment in the nation's progress towards marriage equality that has accelerated across the past two years.
  • Nine more days

    There are things I've done that I've got to undo, and things I've left undone that I've got to do.
  • Speaking of butts ...

    We mentioned last week that the old expression buck naked sometimes appears nowadays, erroneously, as butt naked. A colleague shared our aversion to this misusage, and added that he was equally offended by those who write "He got a wild hair up his a.. ."
  • The TV effect

    As yet another make-believe Washington "crisis" looms, it's tempting to suspect that the most fraught interludes in American politics derive from turning government into a TV show.


  • 'Cameras in the Courtroom'

    Also, the Buzz Celebrity Karaoke at UALR, Isaac Alexander at White Water Tavern, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Robinson, Kingsdown's Toys for Tots at Revolution, Bun B at Club Xclusive, Flavor Flav at Discovery and Color Club at White Water.




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