• Brian Chilson
  • Issue Archive for
  • May 29 - Jun 4, 2014
  • Vol. 22, No. 14
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  • The Fragile Five: Endangered history

    They call them the Fragile Five: Arkansas landmarks in danger of destruction, whose loss would put a hole in Arkansas history. The Historic Preservation Alliance has announced its annual list of Arkansas's Endangered Places.
  • Big air

    The Jessie White Tumblers perform at Riverfest. For more Riverfest photos, see page 34.
  • Rollin' stones

    The Observer spent a good part of last week working on a story that took us out into nature, which we generally hate. Too many ticks, chiggers, snakes, no-see-ums and poison ivy out there, my friend. We'll stick to the paved roads, thanks.
  • War fetish

    First up let me give a great big thank-you out to your regular columnist, Gene Lyons, for his excellent article "Trigger warnings" (May 22). And, especially for his more than apt admonishment to those bleating "check your privilege" that they kiss his — well, you know. It is in that spirit of kiss my — you know, that I want to offer some thoughts about our recently passed Memorial Day and some preparatory fire for our next opportunity to wax apoplectically about our very own bloated, big (you know) military.


  • The new politics: Benghazi gets deeper look than 9/11

    When the new (the ninth) congressional investigation of the terrorist attack in Benghazi opens next month, here's an exercise that will put it in perspective: Revisit the spring of 2004 when the Bush White House, yielding to pressure from the commission that was investigating the 9/11 attacks, declassified a single daily presidential security brief, that of Aug. 6, 2001. It brought gasps but no real accounting of how the administration had handled things.


  • Brian Posehn comes to Juanita's

    Also, August Alsina at the Metroplex, Legends of Arkansas Festival at the First Security Amphitheatre, POP on Main on Main Street, Trail Mix Concert at Crystal Bridges, Conway Pride Parade and Festival and Ester Rada at South on Main.
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