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Arkansas Brewers Guild grows alongside state’s beer industry

April 25, 2019
Arkansas Brewers Guild grows alongside state’s beer industry
Guild has helped Arkansas craft beer grow faster than other states. /more/

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Ernest Dumas

GOP's health care quandary

Republican officeholders, in Arkansas and everywhere, have found themselves in an impossible catch-22 — caught between mutually conflicting political demands by their voters. I’m talking about the political dilemma of choosing between the widely hated Obamacare and the highly popular provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. /more/

Gene Lyons

Yes, he's a liar. Yes, he's a stooge. But too few care.

If the recently released Mueller Report proves nothing else, it’s that almost everything Trump derided as “Fake News” regarding his campaign’s conniving with Russian operatives during the 2016 election has proven to be remarkably accurate. /more/

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Welcome, Coach Muss

April 8, 2019
Welcome, Coach Muss
As is common when a “coaching search” gets underway at the University of Arkansas—at this rate, it’s been about an average of every two or three years during my lifetime that either the basketball or football head coaching position has changed—the rumor mill churns at a feverish pace and almost always ends up being discredited for one reason or another. /more/

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 16:54:00

Police release investigative file on Bradley Blackshire shooting

click to enlarge FROM LRPD VIDEO: Starks firing into Blackshire's car.
  • FROM LRPD VIDEO: Starks firing into Blackshire's car.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette got first crack at the police investigative report on the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire by Officer Charles Starks after a traffic stop.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 16:15:00

Little Rock jury convicts in Japanese assault case

A federal court jury in Little Rock has convicted Rodrigo Pineda Gomez, 44, of charges related to the assault of three U.S. airmen in Japan.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 13:26:00

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:22:00

Plant-based pub grub at Ester's in SoMa

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Thanks to handful of pop-ups, food trucks and brick and mortars, it's getting a little easier to eat vegan in Little Rock without trekking westward for a Whole Foods trip.

Add Ester's — the eatery at craft brewery Core Brewing Co.'s South Main location — to that list. With assists from 80s plant-based bastion Tofutti, as well as Follow Your Heart, Earth Balance and The Herbivorous Butcher, Ester's is dispatching stuff like seitan chicken nuggets; club sandwiches with vegan ham, turkey and bacon; and vegan roast beef sandwiches with au jus sauce for lunch.

Here's the full menu, and with a new set of hours, Ester's is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon-Tues. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:27:00

The Everyman's Guide to the Arkansas Literary Festival

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The Arkansas Literary Festival used to intimidate me. While I like books as much as the next Little Rocker, the vast array of affiliated events overwhelmed me. “Pub or Perish,” “Author! Author!,” “Writers in the Schools,” cooking classes, writers workshops, the book sale, family events, and — oh, yeah—five or six dozen writers from across the globe speaking on a variety of panels about a variety of different subjects.

So, while there were years when I wanted to go, I didn’t know where to start, so I stayed home. A lot of years, actually. I didn’t embrace the festival until 2015. But I have embraced it now, and let me say this: The Arkansas Literary Festival is the best festival in Little Rock.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:01:00

'The future of comedy is diverse:' Catch a lineup of women comics at the White Water Tavern tonight

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  • Comedian Stef Bright at the White Water Tavern

Misogyny and comedy have a complicated relationship — one that goes way back. Like, way back.

Fortunately for audiences in The Natural State, a small but fierce legion of women comics have been organizing, headlining and performing comedy shows over the last several years, their names popping up on bills like the Nasty Women of Comedy series, or as part of The Joint's dogged, formidable comedy presence in the Argenta District.

We talked with Stef Bright of Comedians NWA about comedy's future in Arkansas — and gender equality within it — ahead of a comedy showcase tonight at the White Water Tavern, featuring sets from Bright, May Gayden of The Melanin Pot podcast, Robyn Adair, Moriah Childs and Anna Fleeman.

It feels very much like one of two things has happened. Either there are more women doing comedy now in Arkansas than, say, five years ago, or women have always been doing comedy in Arkansas and are just much more visible these days. To what do we owe this, do you think? (Gender equality finally rearing its righteous head in comedy clubs across the South? A treasure trove of Trump era-adjacent material?) And what the hell took us so long?


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Lance Hines wants to make Little Rock a better place for new business

April 8, 2019
Lance Hines wants to make Little Rock a better place for new business
As City Director of Ward 5, Lance Hines wants to represent the business community’s interests on the city board. Now in his third term as a city director, Hines said he wants to make both residential and retail development easier in Little Rock and increase the city’s revenue by recruiting “one of a kind” retailers to make it a source for “destination shopping.” /more/

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