Arkansas Blog

New episode of Rock the Culture: "Validated, Validators, and Accidentally Viral"

In this week’s episode, Charles and Antwan provide conversation and perspective on the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police Facebook post about the Little Rock Mayoral Race, Representative Blake’s proposed legislation that would require automatic voter registration, and Forbes 30 Under 30 list recognizing a student at Little Rock Central High School.

Walmart asks for return of donation to controversial Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith

Politico reports that Walmart has requested its campaign contribution to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith (R-Mississippi) be returned because of a recent quip about "public hangings."

National Parks Conservation Association applauds ADEQ's denial of hog farm permit

The National Parks Conservation Association today issued a statement applauding the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's denial yesterday of a permit to C&H Hog Farm, the 3,000-swine feeding operation near the Buffalo River watershed.

Rock Candy

Monday Must Do: Arkansas Times Film Series screens "Tampopo"

Join us at 7 p.m. tonight for "Tampopo," next up in the Arkansas Times Film Series.


Contrary to rumor, Live Life Chill, the bar/restaurant in the erstwhile Revolution Taco and Tequila Lounge space at the corner of Cantrell and President Clinton Avenue, is not closed. Service manager Lindsey McFadin called the Times this afternoon to say a rumor the bar had closed was killing business; by 3 p.m., no one had been in. The Times, too, had heard the rumor from a number of sources. What has changed, McFadin said, is that the bar is now only open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

New gallery for SoMa: M2

M2 Gallery, located for 12 years in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center, has made the move to 1300 Main St. in the hopping SoMa neighborhood and will hold its Grand (Re)opening from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30.


Max Brantley

How red are we?

Election results in Arkansas were discouraging for Democrats and progressive voters. Republicans swept statewide offices /more/

Ernest Dumas


Courtney Goodson won her race to stay on the state Supreme Court last week with something to spare, in spite of the unprecedented sludge of dark-money ads that tried to persuade people that she was an execrable wench who was capable of almost anything. /more/

Gene Lyons


Perhaps you recall the last time a French politician angered a certain kind of hairy-chested American nationalist. In February 2003, Dominique de Villepin, France's conservative Minister of Foreign Affairs, cautioned the United Nations General Assembly about the sheer folly of invading Iraq. /more/

Dining Review

The wonder of Mr. Chen's

November 15, 2018
The wonder of Mr. Chen's
The place to be on cold days for hot pots. /more/

Dining Search

Movie Reviews

'Outlaw King' will get you by

November 15, 2018
'Outlaw King' will get you by
Until the new 'Game of Thrones' comes out. /more/

Cover Story

Locked out of Medicaid

November 19, 2018
Locked out of Medicaid
Arkansas's work requirement strips insurance from thousands of working people /more/



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