• Issue of
  • Sep 22-28, 2016
  • Vol. 43, No. 3
  • Fall Arts Guide
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News

  • Truck On
  • Truck On

    Remember the days before food trucks were ubiquitous in Little Rock? Before they were fixtures at every outdoor festival and event and had regular spots where they stopped throughout town?
  • On fire

    On Monday, whilst taking a break and relying on others to shoulder the load, The Observer turned on Dr. Zuckerberg's Fantabulous Book O' Countenances around noonish to see a heartbreaking sight: photos of the storied Little Rock haunt, Midtown Billiards, on fire.
  • Outsourcing state government

    As a citizen, I don't get to choose not to pay taxes because I don't like what the Arkansas state government is spending state and federal money on, such as paying a Chinese company, Sun Paper, approximately $1 billion to build a paper mill in Clark County.

Columns

  • Trans moment

    It is a moment in which trans issues are not just newly visible in entertainment but at the center of the most vibrant American civil rights battle of the day.
  • Who's harming women?
  • Who's harming women?

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
  • New normal

    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.
  • Don't blame trigger warnings

    "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

Entertainment

  • Spa Con returns to Hot Springs
  • Spa Con returns to Hot Springs

    Also, the Sullivan Fortner Trio at South on Main, the Acansa Arts Festival, Gloria Browne-Marshall at UALR's Bowen School of Law, the Arkansas Times Festival of Ideas at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Nebo Jam and Bit Brigade at Vino's.
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  • A&M awaits

    Eight erratic quarters and a couple of overtimes into the 2016 season, Arkansas certainly had earned the right to get a comparative breather. Texas State was a perfectly timed and perfectly mediocre avenue toward that end.

Dining


 

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