Cover Stories

Vive la resistance!

December 1, 2016
House Minority Leader Michael John Gray wants to chair the Democratic Party of Arkansas. His plan to lead the party back to relevance: Start listening to Arkansas again. /more/

Eye on Arkansas

The open road

December 1, 2016
On Highway 65 north of Harrison. /more/

The Big Picture

Inconsequential News Quiz: Trumpocalypse Now Edition

December 1, 2016
Play at home, while burying basic provisions and cherished books under your toolshed! /more/

Arkansas Reporter

Arkansas archeologist does his job, is asked to leave

December 8, 2016
Amid Department of Arkansas Heritage project. /more/

Lessons from Standing Rock

December 1, 2016
A Fayetteville resident joins the 'water protectors' allied against the Dakota Access Pipeline. /more/

The Observer

The sweet hereafter

December 8, 2016
This week, the Arkansas Times falls back on that oldest of old chestnuts: a recipe issue. Being who we are, of course, we had to put a twist on that; namely, the fact that most of the recipes you'll find in these pages are courtesy of people who have shuffled off to that great kitchen in the sky, where the Good Lord is always whipping up new things in his toque and apron, running the great mixers of genetics and time, maybe presenting the batter-dipped beaters and bowls to Jesus for a lick down. /more/

Writers blocked

December 1, 2016
OK, back to basics, Observer. Get hold of yourself. Give the people what they want, which is escapism! If you don't, this column is eventually just going to devolve into The Prophecies of Hickstradamus at some point in the next four years: "The Orange Vulture perches in the fig tree. The great snake eats Moonpies and Royal Crown Cola by starlight ..." That kind of thing. Nobody likes that. Too much deciphering and such. /more/

The Week That Was

2017 legislature spreads its wings

December 8, 2016
Also, Asa on Trump, schmoozing schedule and more. /more/

Letters

Dems path forward

December 8, 2016
The Arkansas Dems can lead by doing the opposite of what the national Dems did when they reelected the same leadership in charge since the equally embarrassing losses as seen in Arkansas. Electing 75-plus-year-olds is no way to embrace the youth. /more/

Cartoon

Legislative perks

December 8, 2016

Wood and Morton

December 1, 2016

Jay Barth

Arkansas Democrats' rocky road forward

December 1, 2016
No state political party in the modern era has had a more abrupt fall than Arkansas's Democrats /more/

Ernest Dumas

Fake news

December 8, 2016
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state. /more/

Guest Writer

Stay the course

December 8, 2016
I am frustrated and angry with those who claim the only chance of future success is for the Democratic Party, especially in the South and Midwest, to abandon speaking directly to women and people of color and the LGBT community and instead focus on the economy and other "more comfortable" topics in order to win back some of the center. /more/

Gene Lyons

Reality TV prez

December 8, 2016
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame. /more/

Forget identity politics

December 1, 2016
Amid the climate of disbelief and fear among Democrats following Donald Trump's election, a fascinating debate has broken out about what's called "identity politics" on the left, "political correctness" by the right. /more/

Archives

Columnists

Max Brantley

Kids count, not confidentiality

The trial for the murder of Isaiah Torres, 6, was a reminder again of a gaping hole in the law pertaining to child protective services. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Fake news

So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state. /more/

Gene Lyons

Reality TV prez

There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame. /more/

Arkansas Blog

Spy v. spy open line

It's yours.

Trump picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State; John Bolton to join as deputy

Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State.

CIA: Russians hacked into Republican National Committee but did not release

Another tidbit worth noting on the allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, from the New York Times story this morning.

Rock Candy

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers come to Verizon Arena April 23

Tom Petty announced in a sketch on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last night that he and his longtime band The Heartbreakers, will be reuniting for a 40th anniversary tour with Joe Walsh, and the tour will stop at Verizon Arena April 23, 2017.

Support Central High School's art program: Shop tonight

Call it #givingThursdayto Central High: The art faculty and students at Central High School are selling their work TONIGHT to raise money to buy art supplies for the school. The prices range from $1 up! There will also be a silent auction of work by Central High instructors Jason McCann, Amanda Heinbockel, Leron McAdoo, Loni Rainey, Stacey Mitchell, Don Enderson, Karen Terry and Rex DeLoney, and LRCH alumni Laura Raborn, Jennifer Perren, Lizzie Gillum and others.

Santa-sized 2nd Friday Art Night: Richard Leo Johnson, Rex Deloney, McLeod anniversary, the Nog-Off and more

Prepare for a busy 2nd Friday Art Night tomorrow night, where folks will be celebrating Matt McLeod Fine Art's first anniversary, listening to the Arkansas Chamber Singers at the Old State House Museum, prefacing a performance by Richard Leo Johnson with an exhibition of his photographs at the Butler Center Galleries, hearing a talk and demonstration by Robert Bean about his creative process at Arkansas Capital Corp., and slinging back eggnog while seeing new works by Rex Deloney at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Read more about Johnson, the Chamber Singers and 2nd Friday Art Night here.

Eat Arkansas

Pantry's Bohm buys Hillcrest Artisan Meats

Tomas Bohm, owner of Czech and German eateries The Pantry in West Little Rock and The Pantry Crest in Hillcrest, will take over the space now occupied by Hillcrest Artisan Meats at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. next year. Brandon Brown and his wife, Tara Protiva-Brown, will continue to operate H.A.M. until the end of the year; Bohm hopes to reopen under a new name sometime in February.

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