Arkansas Blog

The Cotton, Boozman Nowhere to Be Found Edition

Arkansas politicians and the health care overhaul and Russia investigation, the ascension of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the firing of Pulaski County Superintendent Jerry Guess, the end of Riverfest, UA-LR and football and maybe more — all covered on the podcast.

Another week done

The Friday line is open. From the White House to the Ole Miss outhouse in the news roundup today.

Jarod Varner resigning as head of Rock Region Metro

Jarod Varner, executive director of Rock Region Metro, the local bus/streetcar organization, is resigning effective Aug. 18 to take a regional vice president's job with a national transportation firm.

Rock Candy

Fayetteville, Fenix and art-making on Saturday

If you're in Fayetteville this weekend, you can drop in on several workshops being held by the Fenix Fayetteville artists' cooperative at the Walker-Stone House, 207 W. Center St. downtown.

UALR artist Mia Hall is off to Penland: UPDATE

The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina has announced the hiring of Mia Hall, of the Department of Art and Design at UA Little Rock, as its new director.

Riverfest calls it quits

The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.

Eat Arkansas

Zangna Thai Cuisine in Little Rock

A mostly positive experience.

Nexus Coffee and Creative opens Saturday

Nexus Coffee and Creative, 301B President Clinton Ave., will open at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 15, becoming the third new downtown coffee house to open in as many months this year.

Viva Vegan Pop-up at The Green Corner Store

Vegan pop-up draws strong crowd.


Max Brantley

Football for UA Little Rock

Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college. /more/

Ernest Dumas

The ACA can be fixed

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened his 51 disciples in the Senate and his party with /more/

Gene Lyons

Turn to baseball

When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself. /more/

Dining Review

Ready for Freddy's

July 20, 2017
Ready for Freddy's
Smashing burgers, shoestring fries. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

The edge of night

July 20, 2017
The edge of night
Next month's solar eclipse won't be total in Arkansas, but it still will be a spectacle to behold. /more/

Movie Reviews

Live and let die

July 20, 2017
Live and let die
'Apes' reboot is satisfying, if not daring. /more/



Cover Story

A week at Midtown

July 20, 2017
A week at Midtown
Can a dive bar be reborn? /more/



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