Arkansas Blog

Legislators must give testimony in Fayetteville rights case UPDATE

Interim word from the hearing in Circuit Court in Fayetteville in which the ACLU and others are challenging the constitutionality of the state law that prevents cities from adopting civil rights ordinances to protect gay people.

Legendary Jimmie Vaughan brings the blues to UA-Pulaski Tech Oct. 12

Legendary blues and rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, will perform Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at UA–Pulaski Technical College’s Main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

Thursday's open line and the afternoon roundup

The open line and the daily roundup of news and comment.

Rock Candy

Matt Damon to portray LR charlatan famed for goat testicle implants

John Romulus Brinkley is one of Arkansas's greatest frauds, famed for his claim, fatal for some, that surgery to implant goat glands into testicles would restore virility. Thanks to the upcoming movie "Charlatan," we might get to see Matt Damon handling goat gonads, reports.

Janet Jackson at Verizon Arena: A Review

Her dance abilities had clearly diminished, as they naturally would over two decades. I mean, she's 50. And has a newborn. I get it, but it's like they're grasping at recreating 20 year-old Janet instead of focusing on what makes 50 year-old Janet amazing, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t terribly disappointed.

'Definitely a Barb': a Q&A with Shannon Purser of "Stranger Things"

Ahead of Purser’s appearance at the Hot Springs Spa-Con Sept. 23, we find out what it’s like to be thrust violently into the spotlight and why she believes she’s “definitely a Barb.”


Max Brantley

Aid politics

The still-unfolding catastrophe in Houston is, first, a human tragedy. But when politicians try to tell you that a time of enormous human tragedy is not a time to talk about politics, it likely means the politics are embarrassing to them. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Bad health care bill, again

Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators. /more/

Gene Lyons

Sex on campus

Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated. /more/

Dining Review

Right at the corner

September 21, 2017
Right at the corner
The Restaurant at the Market dishes up date-night deliciousness. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

ACANSA preview

September 21, 2017
ACANSA preview
Art you can experience. /more/


Cover Story

Central High 60th anniversary

September 21, 2017
Central High 60th anniversary
A schedule of events, consideration of the past and the future, and more. /more/

Arkansas Reporter

In backing Obamacare repeal, Arkansas governor would trade billions of dollars for more state flexibility

September 20, 2017
In backing Obamacare repeal, Arkansas governor would trade billions of dollars for more state flexibility
Hutchinson said Tuesday that the Graham-Cassidy bill "does not represent a significant cost-shift to the states." Yet several health care experts said the proposal would slash projected federal funds to Arkansas by billions of dollars. /more/


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