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Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 14:49:00

Staff Picks: Stephen Hawking, San Miguel de Allende, procastination, '70s yacht rock and more

If you should happen to find yourself in the lovely colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, the guidebooks will advise on all sorts of fun stuff to do and sights to see but really the most important thing in San Miguel, and arguably the most important thing on the planet, is the taco stand on Insurgentes, which opens around dusk and goes until 3 or 4 in the morning. The pastor tacos with pineapple (I prefer flour tortillas but the corn tortillas are good too; oh, and with Oaxaca cheese if you like)—I mean, you really can't hardly eat other regular tacos after you eat these.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 17:11:00

Artists abroad: Dawn Holder in D.C., Virmarie DePoyster in Rome

Dawn Holder's porcelain installation "Monoculture" is featured in a show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington; Virmarie DePoyster's exhibition "Revelation" opens Sept. 1 in Rome.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 16:00:00

A kitchen and pick-up counter for Humble Crumb

Cinnamon roll lovers who buy from The Humble Crumb bakery on Saturdays at the Little Rock Farmer’s Market will be able sometime this fall to get their pastries weekdays in Sherwood.

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Flake & Kelley
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:26:00

Cleanse living: Roots Juices coming to the Heights

Cold-pressed juices — concoctions of pounds of vegetables and fruits masticated and squeezed in a refrigerated press to keep with their nutrients intact — are coming to the Heights in September, when Roots Juices opens at 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., near Eggshells and Le Pops.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:07:00

Skinny J's grand opening today in Argenta

Skinny J's restaurant at 214 Main St. in North Little Rock, in the spot where the Cornerstone Pub used to be, is having its grand-opening ribbon-cutting at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday) with the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:31:00

Beat the heat all month long with Colonial Wines & Spirits' Summer Cocktail Series

With the hot weather getting brutal, Colonial Wines & Spirits announces it's Summer Cocktail Series—and suddenly becomes the greatest ally we have against the heat.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 13:33:00

Wicked Mix, Boulevard, Arsaga's and Three Fold: the current obsessions

Current food obsessions include prosciutto, snack mix, coffee and spicy dumplings.

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Flake & Kelley

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Today's headlines: Legislature goes home but their skulduggery continues

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:27:00

New episode of 'My Favorite Guitar' with American Aquarium's BJ Barham

Here's the new episode of Gerard Matthews' web series "My Favorite Guitar," starring BJ Barham of American Aquarium and filmed at White Water. Also check out the previous clip, which starred John Willis.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 16:27:00

Architecture lovers: Vote on your favorite AIA design

AIA Arkansas is holding its first online People's Choice competition among designs by Arkansas architects. The buildings featured include museums, churches, homes, schools and businesses.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 20:23:00

A 'used' pot worth thousands and more Roadshow news

I stopped by the Antiques Roadshow at the Statehouse Convention Center for a couple of hours today to see what gems people had hauled in from their attics and garages and mantelpieces, and right off the bat I learned about the pot shown above from tribal arts appraiser Linda Dyer. Dyer said she believed it was made Hopi potter Nampeyo

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 16:48:00

Staff Picks: Microbes, jaguar attacks, Adam Sandler and more

We've been reading a kergillion books lately at our house. Scrambling to make it to 1,000 books before kindergarten. Don't tell them I said this, but I did the math and I don't think we'll make it. Regardless, we've read some wonderful books, but one that has moved me the most in the last few weeks is "Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes." It is amazing at putting the little things into the context of enormous planet earth. It is beautifully illustrated and handily written.

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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 13:02:00

Guest Mix: Midwest Caravan

If I am completely honest with myself, the reasons I listen to rock music are Alicia Silverstone's bellybutton and the Ugly Kid Joe album cover inside the Pizza Hut jukebox. I only know how to write basically one type of song, and the songs on this playlist were either crucial in that development, or they have recently inspired me to keep writing. I listen to an unhealthy amount of black metal these days, but I figured no one would want to hear that garbage (hit me up if you want that mix!).

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 13:39:00

Thea raises $2 million, Windgate adds another $500,000

Tireless advocate for arts in education Paul Leopoulous announced yesterday that the Thea Foundation has raised $2 million over the past two years to endow its scholarships for high school seniors, money that will allow Thea to focus its fund-raising efforts on its other educational programs.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 14:41:00

Welcome to Alexa's Creperie

A new place for crepes in Hot Springs has our reviewer happy and full.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 15:08:00

New music from Voodoo Phaser, Bad Boyfriends, Yung Kiri, Dyl and more

"Tropical Scenario" is the great new LP from art-rock recording project Voodoo Phaser, which is the moniker of Fayetteville's Riede Faires. It is full of light-headed psychedelic sunshine pop and odd, jangly space-rock — this song sounds like "Doldrums"-era Ariel Pink and the whole thing is genuinely, consistently good.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 16:10:00

Locs Off Wolfe, Kanye West's font, the destruction of the Pacific Northwest and more

I have a really bad habit of quickly typing text messages and pressing send without re-reading them. Often times the messages go to the wrong person, or my tone is harsher than intended, or or auto-correct simply decides on an entirely different message without my consent. Regret, anger and frustration set in and all I can do is wait for a reply.

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Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:05:00

Michael Cera to write, direct and star in Charles Portis's 'Masters of Atlantis'

Buried in a news item yesterday about the movie "Lego Batman," The Hollywood Reporter mentioned offhandedly that actor Michael Cera has acquired the rights to "Masters of Atlantis," the brilliant, absurdist cult-farce by Little Rock author Charles Portis. "Cera aims to write the adaptation as not only an acting vehicle but a directing project as well," they report.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 13:27:00

A return to form for Megan's Diner

An old favorite reverses a down trend by coming back into the family.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:18:00

Live Review: Shuggie Otis at Stickyz

Shuggie Otis and his three-piece band drew a near-full house at Stickyz Wednesday night — a mixed crowd of those who could recall when Otis was being heralded as America’s next top guitarist and those who likely heard him first through his being sampled by the likes of Beyonce and J Dilla.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 14:50:00

Delta Exhibition No. 57: Glowing bird-cage, a bodhisattva, a touch of Miro

George Dombek, who judged this year's "Delta Exhibition," is a celebrated watercolorist known for his neat, linear, objective work. That might explain the preponderance of inkjet images and watercolors in this year's exhibition, which opened last and runs through Sept. 20 in the Townsend Wolfe and Jeannette Rockefeller galleries.

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