Actress Ashley Judd, in town for the filming of Joey Lauren Adams’ movie, “Come Early Morning,” is creating quite a stir. She’s living in a rental in the Country Club neighborhood and venturing out occasionally during off hours. Our witness said diners in
In a column in the recent Arkansas Baptist News, Emil Turner, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, chastised Baptist elected state officials for allowing enactment of a law that expands gambling in Arkansas.
On a rainy Friday last week, The Observer burned a whole tank of $2-and-something-a-gallon gasoline to go hear a guy talk about a unicorn. Not even to SEE the unicorn, just to hear someone who had seen it talk about it, and convince me he wasn’t lying. We
IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR …
BIRDS. The ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought extinct, has been discovered swooping about the Big Woods of the Cache River basin. Does he have company? These, and many other questions, are now
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy described perfectly the federal budget that was submitted by President Bush and approved by Congress on a party-line vote last week:
“This budget says the lives of poor mothers and poor children are not that important after all.
Do you read our blog (www.arkansasblog.com)? You should. We often get the jump on local news. And there’s always plenty of visceral, spur-of-the-moment commentary, by us and readers.
Last weekend, the subject was legislation that defines a pregnant m
David Luneau, just on the young side of 50, is — I can personally attest — a very good club-level tennis player. He’s one of those southpaw sonofaguns with sneaky speed that will exasperate you. But he maintains another hobby, and that is where he is now
People who said President Bush was out to scrap Social Security, not save it, were prophetic. When Bush last week finally offered a few details about his plan to prevent Social Security’s future insolvency, as he calls it, the historic compact among Ame
Molly Ivins collected some of President Bush’s more startling comments for publication in The Progressive magazine, including this one: “Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscien
Someone recently provided to me an internal UAMS document titled “Healthcare Shortage: Physicians and Nurses.”
Organized as a numbered progression of facts and projections, the memorandum leads the reader to infer one inevitable conclusion: Arkansas
It will be 50 years ago come September when three generals flying three big jet airplanes began circling Pulaski County and then landing on the runway to officially open the Air Force’s newest base. Its name was and still is Little Rock Air Force Ba
Saludos amigos. Cinco de Mayo is Thursday, May 5, and the River Market is celebrating with a pub crawl starting at 6 p.m. For $10 (purchased at any of the River Market venues) folks can gain admittance into any of the areas spots all night. Party highligh
Billy Lee Riley, who was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Pocahontas, grew up with a love for music and played harmonica as a child. In the decades since, Riley has been a label owner, session musician and producer, among other roles.
There might seem to be pressure on any group originating in Seattle to live up to that city’s legendary grunge and rock image. But guitarist Cody Votolato of the punk band Blood Brothers doesn’t worry about image.
Roberta Thomas, who wowed audiences in “Dreamgirls,” and director/choreographer Ron Hutchins, who put the steps in such Arkansas Repertory Theatre hits as “Anything Goes,” “Cinderella” and “Children of Eden,” are back with the Rep in the new production of
CINCO DE MAYO
2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5
The History Channel (Comcast Ch. 70)
Why the History Channel chose to stick this one in the middle of the day on Thursday, where only retirees, flu sufferers and kids playing hooky from school will get a chance
"Trigger warnings" have recently resurfaced in the news because of a letter from a University of Chicago dean of students that warned incoming freshmen to not expect advance notice of potentially upsetting material in the classroom
The state Board of Education has cleared the way for Baker Kurrus to be named the new superintendent of the Little Rock School District, voting to waive hiring requirements for a district administrator. The board voted 7-0 in a special meeting this afternoon. One board member, Joe Black, was not present; chairman Sam Ledbetter did not vote. The board will hire the new superintendent tomorrow.
No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.
Market Street Cinema owner Matt Smith told the Times today that they will be closing their current location and reopening at Riverdale 10, the 10-screen, 35,000 square ft. theater on Cantrell Road that closed in December. "The big change that the customers will see is we’re going to be installing new Barco digital projectors and Dolby digital sound," he said over the phone this morning (before, both theaters used 35mm film and analog sound).
The Arkansas Blog mentioned last week new reporting about Arkansas's failure to join the rest of the country in moving away from confinement of juveniles. There's been fallout as well as new data illustrating how far Arkansas lags behind other states. The reporter who started it all explains for the Arkansas Blog.