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First hop at frog legs

October 18, 2018
First hop at frog legs
Flying Fish has 'em, and they're good. /more/

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The ABCs of Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 18, 2018
The ABCs of Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
27 years of the HSDFF! 26 letters in the alphabet! You get the gist! We don't have much space, so let's go. /more/

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Max Brantley

In the news. Or not.

Some recent news, not all fit for immediate print in the state's largest newspaper: *REEFER /more/

Ernest Dumas

Such good news

Health care has moved to the top of people's concerns this election year even as the "good" news keeps coming. The question is, how much more good news can people stand? /more/

Gene Lyons

The mob

To hear some people tell it, America stands at the edge of a dangerous precipice. No less an authority than Donald J. Trump, the nation's leading exponent of racial grievance theory, fears for the safety of the republic. /more/

Pearls About Swine

Waiting on the Hogs

October 15, 2018
Waiting on the Hogs
The late, inimitable Tom Petty memorably penned, then belted out, this refrain in his classic “The Waiting”: “You take it on faith, you take it to the heart/The waiting is the hardest part.” /more/

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:07:00

Supreme Court upholds removal of Issue One from the ballot; clears minimum wage proposal

THE NAYS HAVE IT: Thanks to Supreme Court decisioin today.
  • THE NAYS HAVE IT: Thanks to Supreme Court decisioin today.
The Arkansas Supreme Court dealt the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce two major defeats today. 1) It upheld a lower court ruling striking Issue One, the lawsuit limit and court takeover amendment, from the ballot. 2) It declined a petition signature challenge against the proposal to raise the minimum wage.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:45:00

Are there no limits on the Arkansas Supreme Court?

Mike Laux, attorney for Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen in his lawsuit challenging Arkansas Supreme Court action against the judge following his ruling in a case over ownership of drugs used in executions, has responded succinctly to a Supreme Court announcement yesterday that five of the seven justices were contesting an ethical finding against them in the Griffen case:

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 08:09:00

The truth about French Hill: On health care and Hollywood money

click to enlarge FOUND WANTING: French Hill's attack ad against Clarke Tucker.
  • FOUND WANTING: French Hill's attack ad against Clarke Tucker.
A couple of points today on the dishonest campaign Republican Rep. French Hill is waging for re-election to 2nd District Congress.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 16:23:00

Kevin Kresse's bronze bust of Levon Helm to be centerpiece of Legacy Project in Marvell

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A bronze bust of Arkansas musician Levon Helm was unveiled on the Fayetteville Square on Friday, Oct. 11. Helm’s daughter, Amy Helm, attended the ceremony, at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, and performed later that night at George’s Majestic Lounge.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:12:00

Little Rock's Chris Dumas weighs in on zombies on new AMC series

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Little Rock native Chris Dumas — author of “Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible” and a musician who’s performed in Reagan’s Polyp, T.C. & the Eddies and The Astronaut Body Four (and son of Times columnist Ernest Dumas) — is among the zombie experts on a new series from AMC, “Eli Roth’s History of Horror,” which premiered Sunday, Oct. 14.

Cable subscribers: Sign in at amc.com to watch the full episode, and keep an eye out for future Dumas cameos.

Correction: A previous version of this article cited incorrectly that Dumas had performed with The Pine Box Boys and Bitter Fruit. Dumas was road manager for The Pine Box Boys and a producer/engineer for Bitter Fruit.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:03:00

Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson headline Johnny Cash Heritage Festival this weekend in Dyess

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  • Johnny Cash Heritage Festival
  • John Carter Cash
Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson headline the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in the cotton fields surrounding Cash’s Dyess (Mississippi County) home this weekend. The three-day festival culminates in a concert noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Johnny Cash Show tours. John Carter Cash will host and and Krauss, Johnson, Ana Cristina Cash, Suzanne Cox, Heather Berry Mabe, Ira Dean and others will perform. Tickets range from $35-$100 and are available at johnnycashheritagefestival.com.

The festival also includes “The Ties That Bind,” a symposium of film screenings and discussions from noon-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and public presentations from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Dyess Colony Circle and visitor center. Those “ties,” the festival’s website reads, “embrace the Great Depression, New Deal and agricultural programs that brought colonists together; cultural touchstones that tied Dyess to other communities or to the 1930s-40s; influences such as the impact of earlier artists or contemporaries on Johnny Cash, or the influence of Johnny Cash on contemporaries or later artists.”

 

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The legacy of the 1992 'Save the River Parks' campaign

October 18, 2018
The legacy of the 1992 'Save the River Parks' campaign
If not for an unlikely assortment of activists, lawyers and a poultry magnate, a highway in Riverdale would have prevented the Big Dam Bridge from being built. /more/

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Vincent Tolliver: running a 'people's campaign

October 18, 2018
Vincent Tolliver: running a 'people's campaign
The Little Rock mayoral candidate wants to move Little Rock's City Hall away from operating like a 'private club.' /more/

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