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The smoked meat pleasures of Naaman's

February 1, 2019
The smoked meat pleasures of Naaman's
A pitmaster with a cult following prepares to move his joint across the street — and into another state. /more/

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Northam, Virginia and the benefit of the doubt

It’s not astonishing to me that a Washington Post poll reveals that Virginia’s African-American voters favor giving Gov. Ralph Northam the benefit of the doubt by 58 to 37 percent. They’ve been dealing with history’s brutal ironies for 400 years /more/

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Time for Anderson to go

February 18, 2019
Time for Anderson to go
Arkansas’s standby excuse during the lean portions of the Mike Anderson era has been reduced to one word or its variants thereof: “youth.” /more/

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 21:06:00

Searcy a finalist for Hulu TV show

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My parents might disown me if I don't tell you that my hometown of Searcy is one of six finalists to be featured on the fourth season of Hulu's "Small Business Revolution — Main Street," a small-town, small-business makeover show with co-hosts Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman. The finalist town that gets the most votes by 10 p.m. Feb. 19 wins $500,000 and appears on the eight-episode show. Vote here.

Deluxe, a small business supply and support company, sponsors the show (and employs Brinkman). When you vote, you have to give the company your email, clearly for marketing purposes. You can vote with multiple emails.

Here's the slick audition video Searcy made for the show:

 

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 17:28:00

Jon Woods raises more issues in appeal of bribery conviction

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Still more legal paperwork today from Jon Woods, the former Arkansas senator doing 18 years in federal prison for bribery. The government has indicated, incidentally, that what he wants to see might implicate some unindicted people.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 16:51:00

Sale of Arkansas Business Publishing Group announced

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 Publishing Group breaks the news today of its sale to current president Mitch Bettis by a group led by long-time CEO Olivia Myers Farrell. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:46:00

'True Detective' episode 7 recap: Penultimate payoff

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The sight of two broad-shouldered black Cadillacs in front of Wayne Hays’ house, and of a chicken tycoon phoning him to come outside, is the cliffhanger from the next-to-last episode of "True Detective’s" third season. The show has been feeding us breadcrumbs so long it almost feels as if we’ve made a meal of them; the sight of 1990 Wayne (Mahershala Ali) walking into the unknown while the target of an investigation made veiled threats against his family was as close as we’ve come in these seven episodes to a moment of genuine fear for a character we know survives. But that moment of sharklike menace worked because this episode packed in heaps of slow- and fast-burn suspense to get us there. There’s a ton left for the final episode to unravel — most pressing, it feels, is what happens to Amelia — and momentum to carry us there.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:17:00

Review and Slideshow: James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at Verizon Arena

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If you came of age in the cultural crucible of the late 1960s, like most of the crowd at Verizon Arena last Friday night, James Taylor is the embodiment of the singer-songwriter.

With the release of his second album in 1970, hits like "Fire and Rain" and "Sweet Baby James" made Taylor a star in the new style of music that included Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

The young Taylor was the perfect romantic troubadour: beautiful, but troubled, talented, honest. His pure voice and elegant guitar stylings sent his music straight to the top of the charts. Remarkably, almost fifty years later, the 70-year-old, bald, professorial Taylor — with his craggy face, sagging neck and a voice that isn’t quite as effortless and true — still shines bright. His live performance enthralled the crowd of nearly 9,000 from the moment he walked on stage until the very end.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 07:05:00

"True Detective" Crew Spotlight: A Q&A with Tom Wallace

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With season three of HBO’s “True Detective” out now, Northwest Arkansas is abuzz spotting familiar locales — a dimly lit Hugo’s with Mahershala Ali among the shadows, for example. (Perhaps a little nostalgia was at play considering that creator Nic Pizzolatto was working on his MFA in creative writing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville that decade?) Although the 200-plus cast and crew was made up of many TV/film veterans who moved in to shoot on location in the Arkansas Ozarks, HBO also recruited locals to participate. Tom Wallace, a 73-year-old retired Air Force and railroad worker who makes his home in Little Rock, was the first hire in the state of Arkansas, as a location scout. His first task: find office/studio space for the entire cast and crew.

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