Arkansas Blog

Former Arkansas Democratic legislator lands on Trump vote fraud commission

Donald Trump quietly Wednesday named some members to a commission supposed to look into election fraud and they included some unlikely members, including David Dunn, a former Democratic state representative from  Forrest City.

Judge Griffen strikes down 2017 law on sentencing juvenile killers

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen today ruled that a 2017 law addressing sentencing of juvenile killers was unconstitutional.

Thursday's open line

The open line and the daily news roundup.

Rock Candy

Kirsten Johnson's documentary memoir screens at Riverdale tonight

"Cameraperson," cinematographer Kirsten Johnson's documentary memoir, screens tonight at part of the Arkansas Times Film Series.

'Here in Body': Birdcloud subverts and transcends convention

Birdcloud plays Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack Tuesday, June 20 with fellow Nashville band Thelma and the Sleaze, 8 p.m., $10-$12. The duo talked with us from the road ahead of that performance.

Kris Kristofferson headlines Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess

Kris Kristofferson — former boxer, Rhodes scholar, Golden Globe winner, U.S. army helicopter pilot and author of seminal songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down" — has been announced as part of the lineup for the inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, to be held October 19-21 in the cotton field next to Cash's (restored) boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas.

Eat Arkansas

kBird: Little Rock's gem of a Thai place

kBird feels like your friend's house in college, but with way better food.

Ceci's Chicken and Waffles relocates to Conway

Slightly odd ordering system aside, Ceci's serves mouth-watering food you'll want a regular date with

Sashimi offered good service but mediocre dishes

While there was nothing terribly wrong with this experience, there wasn't anything truly great, either.


Max Brantley

A tax for NLR

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith pitched me this week on a city sales tax increase. If still a resident, I'd be favorably inclined. /more/

Ernest Dumas


Republicans at long last may be about to see their most fervent wishes and wildest predictions materialize — millions of people losing their medical and hospital coverage, unaffordable insurance, lost jobs, a Medicare financial crisis, mushrooming federal budget deficits and fiscal crises across state governments. /more/

Gene Lyons

Megyn vs. Alex

As vigorously hyped broadcast events go, Megyn Kelly's televised confrontation with internet conspiracy cultist Alex Jones proved something of a dud. /more/

Dining Review


June 22, 2017
A different approach to the Heights stalwart. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

Hard edges

June 22, 2017
Hard edges
The 59th Delta provokes thoughts about why we love our unnatural lawns, and what is real, anyway? /more/

Movie Reviews

Vroom (again)

June 22, 2017
Vroom (again)
Pixar's 'Cars 3' gets a few things right. /more/



Cover Story

You're doing your 401(k) wrong

June 22, 2017
You're doing your 401(k) wrong
Hundreds of thousands of retirement dollars could be at stake. /more/


Arkansas Reporter

Two suits challenge new abortion laws

June 22, 2017
Two suits challenge new abortion laws
Arkansas legislators "matched cruelty with creativity" this year with the passage of new laws to block women from getting legal abortions, the deputy director of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project said Tuesday in announcing the filing of two suits in federal court challenging new laws. /more/


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