• Plant of the year

    Plant of the year

    January 19, 2017
    The legalization of medical marijuana was Arkansas's most significant news of 2016. /more/
  • Cover Stories

    Profile of a plant

    January 19, 2017
    What science does and doesn't tell us about the health benefits of cannabis. /more/

    Other lights

    January 19, 2017
    Honorable mentions for 2016 Arkansan of the Year, with plenty of solid contenders for the crown. /more/

    MJ FAQ

    January 19, 2017
    A primer on the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. /more/

    Eye on Arkansas

    In the mist of it all

    January 19, 2017
    A recent fog blankets the Interstate 430 Bridge as seen from the Two Rivers Park Bridge. /more/

    Ready to go

    January 12, 2017
    Governor Hutchinson addresses the joint session of the 91st General Assembly on Tuesday, the day after it convened. /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    'A Q&A with new UALR Chancellor Andrew Rogerson

    January 19, 2017
    He comes to the campus at time of change. /more/

    The Observer

    Memories of Townsend

    January 19, 2017
    Vernon Tucker, musician and former Arkansas Times writer, asked for The Observer space this week to remember Townsend Wolfe. Why not? What follows is memory of early days at the Arts Center. /more/

    Weird trivia

    January 12, 2017
    When completed, the Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol lawn will be the exact size, shape and weight of the vaguely humming black monolith that appeared at the foot of Conway Sen. Jason Rapert's bed in June 2010 and later elevated his consciousness from apelike semi-sentience to incrementally less apelike semi-sentience. /more/

    The Week That Was

    Racism, materialism and militarism

    January 19, 2017
    And more power for the House Speaker. /more/

    Letters

    Taking on trainers

    January 19, 2017
    As our legislators return to work this week, they will take up House Bill 1040, preventing athletic trainers from practicing in nonclinical settings and severely restricting what they can do to provide assistance to students. /more/

    Cartoon

    2nd Amendment appreciation

    January 19, 2017

    Tell Trump

    January 12, 2017

    Jay Barth

    Can the U.S. Senate live up to its potential?

    January 12, 2017
    I recently wandered back to "Master of the Senate," the third volume of Robert A. Caro's massive history of Lyndon Johnson. The book, on Johnson's years in the U.S. Senate, highlights the lingering power of the Senate to meet the challenges facing the country and to stand up to existential threats facing American democratic institutions. /more/

    Autumn Tolbert

    A heart in this house

    January 19, 2017
    Since Election Day, I have been at a loss as to how to direct my energy. I am spinning in circles. /more/

    Max Brantley

    Pork and more

    January 19, 2017
    Some notes on disparate topics before I take a vacation break. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Trumpeting

    January 19, 2017
    When President-elect Trump announced he would, in a few days, force Congress to enact comprehensive health insurance for everyone, poor or rich, that would provide better and cheaper care than they've ever gotten, you had to wonder whether this guy is a miracle worker or a fool. /more/

    Guest Writer

    A better now

    January 12, 2017
    The Boys and Men Opportunity Success Team (BMOST), an initiative led by a coalition of local stakeholders that includes the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, city of Little Rock, Arkansas Baptist College, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pulaski Technical College and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, is determined to show you that what you see and hear about black and brown boys and men isn't the whole story. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Putin and Trump

    January 19, 2017
    Here's a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign? /more/

    Hillbillies

    January 12, 2017
    Anybody who can sing the lyrics to David Allan Coe's "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" probably won't find a whole lot in J.D. Vance's hotly debated, bestselling memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" that's real surprising. /more/

    Archives

    Columnists

    Max Brantley

    Pork and more

    Some notes on disparate topics before I take a vacation break: PORK BARREL: The scandal /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Trumpeting

    When President-elect Trump announced he would, in a few days, force Congress to enact comprehensive health insurance for everyone, poor or rich, that would provide better and cheaper care than they've ever gotten, you had to wonder whether this guy is a miracle worker or a fool. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Putin and Trump

    Here's a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign? /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Letters to President Trump from Fayetteville High

    ABC news features letters written (and read) to soon-to-be President Donald Trump by students in a sociology class at Fayetteville High School.

    Sunshine bill filed on restaurant tax records

    Rep. Stephen Magie of Conway today introduced legislation to repeal former Rep. Micah Neal's 2015 bill that exempted restaurant and hotel sales tax records from the state Freedom of Information Act.

    Comparing a tax cut with a tax credit

    Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families have compared the cost and impact of two tax relief bills that came out of the House committee this morning — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's income tax cut for those making less than $21,000 a year and Rep. Warwick Sabin's bill to give an earned income tax credit to state taxpayers equal to 5 percent of the

    Rock Candy

    Watch the trailer for 'Shelter,' the Renaud Bros. new doc on homeless kids in New Orleans

    Check out the trailer for "Shelter," the Renaud Bros. new feature-length documentary about homeless teens navigating life on the streets of New Orleans with the help of Covenant House, the longstanding French Quarter shelter for homeless kids.

    Miami to Little Rock: Artists of Spectrum at Boswell Mourot

    Boswell Mourot is exhibiting works by the Arkansas artists of Spectrum: Anais Dasse, Delita Martin, Jeff Horton, Dennis McCann, Keith Runkle and Kyle Boswell.

    Townsend Wolfe, 1935-2017

    Max has posted on the Arkansas Blog the news of Townsend Wolfe's death. The photo Max chose is a great one, but I also wanted to put up this one of Wolfe with his trademark brown cigarette. A More cigarette? A Tiparillo? I don't remember, but I do remember that Wolfe was seldom seen without one. The last time I interviewed him, after the ill-fated "World of the Pharaohs" exhibit, he had quit smoking, but out of long habit patted his shirt pocket, where he'd always kept his cigarettes, from time to time thinking he'd find a pack there before remembering he'd given them up.

    Eat Arkansas

    I repeat, more coffee for downtown: Blue Sail

    Blue Sail Coffee Roasters of Conway will open a coffee shop in the Little Rock Technology Park in mid-March, owner Kyle Tabor said Thursday. The park's first building, at 417 Main St., is to open Feb. 24, but Tabor said he was reluctant to open before construction, on the first floor of building, is complete.

    More coffee for the River Market district

    Zeteo Coffee, which opened in Conway nearly a year ago, will open a second c0ffee shop at 610 President Clinton Ave. in February, cofounder Jon Mitchell has announced. Zeteo will offer coffee from Onyx Coffee Lab of Springdale, a breakfast and lunch menu and local craft beers and wines.

    Bark Bar making pawprints toward spring opening

    Plans to open a dog-friendly bar in a vacant church in downtown Little Rock are be padding forward, co-founder Elizabeth Michael tells us. Bar Bar, to be located at 1201 Spring St., has been approved by the Department of Health for plumbing, and landlord/architect Adam Day has created drawings for the hound-lover hangout. Michael said they're hoping for an April opening.

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