• Grace Mikell Ramsey
  • Issue Archive for
  • Dec 19-25, 2012
  • Vol. 39, No. 16
  • Big Ideas for Arkansas


  • Main Street Creative Corridor

    Two architects unveiled the city of Little Rock's master plan for a cultural corridor on Main Street last week. The city used a $150,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to hire Marlon Blackwell, private architect and department head of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, and Steve Luoni, director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, to create the plan.
  • Big Ideas for Arkansas

    Suggestions from readers and a variety of experts on how to make Arkansas a better place to live.
  • 'Tis the season

    aul Barrows submitted this photo of the River Rail Trolley decked out for Christmas to our Eye On Arkansas Flickr group.
  • Look cityward, evangels, for dough

    The city of Little Rock is negotiating a contract with the Union Rescue Mission to run its outpost for the homeless on Confederate Boulevard, apparently unbothered by the organization's hiring requirements: Only members of "evangelical Christian churches" may apply for the day center jobs, which will be paid with taxpayer dollars.
  • Pizza with grief

    Taking a break from Christmas shopping on Friday night, the Observer and Spouse stopped in at a pizza buffet in West Little Rock, Yours Truly always drawn as moth to flame by the idea of a potentially infinite amount of pizza for one money.


  • Bullets or ballots?

    Given a choice between gun control and ballot control, Arkansas legislators would rather keep people from voting than shooting.
  • Sinking Michigan

    Michigan is our sister state, and yet we've always been a little resentful of her, what with her higher wages and better services and all. Now we can drop the resentment and the accompanying guilt and regard Michigan as an equal. It's not that we've moved up to their level, but that they've dropped down to ours.
  • Unlucky '13 lurks

    Getting the jump on unlucky '13, I've worked up a list of New Years resolutions. Thought I'd go ahead and share them early, as the world is scheduled to end on Friday and I wouldn't want them to go to waste.
  • Wear your kneepads

    "Afterward, Pryor said it was difficult to engage in a detailed conversation, especially on issues such as the fiscal cliff — a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are set to go into effect next year. Many economists warn that it will kneecap the economy if it isn't averted."


  • Downton Abbey reception at Argenta Community Theater

    Also, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Walton Arts, Hornucopia at Stickyz, Lucero and Jimbo Mathus at Revolution, LR Horror Picture Show End of the World Party at Lulav, Bonnie Montgomery at White Water Tavern and Tyrannosaurus Chicken at Midtown.




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