• Brian Chilson
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  • Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2014
  • Vol. 22, No. 27

News

  • Chills

    Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore (left) and Police Chief Kenton Buckner (right) taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.
  • Ask the Times: Where have all the fireflies gone?

    Ashley Dowling is big into little things. He's an expert, in fact, one of the few in his specialty in North America, and he does his work at the University of Arkansas. We didn't know that when we called him to ask if the lightning bug population has declined. All we knew was that he was an entomologist, and, unlike most of the insect guys at the UA, he wasn't into agricultural pests.
  • Aging well

    The Observer's father developed a dairy allergy toward the end of his high school years, the product of a bona fide milkoholism Yours Truly duly inherited. Our affection for the 2 percent runs as deep as the wellspring of chocolate syrup we've preserved in The Observatory's refrigerator door for so many-odd years. You might then sympathize with our frustration (and our nausea) when, one recent night, we pulled out the gallon jug and encountered a mostly liquid solution. Hard to believe that stomach-turning goop is the stuff delicious cheese is made from.
  • Remembering Howard Baker

    Howard Baker died in late June. The former Tennessee senator was one of the last moderate conservatives in the Republican Party.

Columns

  • Racial bias in police shootings

    Once again, an African-American male has been killed in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police officer. The killing of Michael Brown, who was unarmed, and attempting to get away from a police officer, is just another casualty in a long line of such tragedies. Brown's killing has raised many questions. But the real question, which everyone seems to avoid, is why do white police officers shoot and/or kill so many unarmed African-American males? When is the last time that a white police officer killed an unarmed white male in the United States?

Entertainment

  • Anais Mitchell comes to South on Main

    Also, Ben Kweller at Stickyz, Ben Nichols at Ron Robinson, Big Smo at Juanita's, The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival at the First Security Amphitheater, the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Sonny Burgess at Stickyz.
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