• Issue of
  • Jun 12-18, 2008
  • Vol. 6, No. 22


  • The Insider
  • Opposes Park Ave. plan

    After concerns over the scaled-back Park Avenue mixed-use center at University and Markham, the Hillcrest Residents Association board voted Monday to oppose the plan “in its current incarnation,” HRA president Hank Bates says.
  • Smart Talk
  • Smart Talk, June 12

    State Sen. Sue Madison of Fayetteville joined those who oppose the University of Arkansas’s purchase of Fayetteville High School with a letter last week to the UA Board of Trustees. Why?
  • The Observer
  • The Observer, June 12

    The cement truck behind the Arkansas Studies Institute on President Clinton Avenue on Monday was pouring the Arkansas River into the plaza under construction south of the building.
  • The Week That Was
  • June 4-10, 2008

    It was a good week for … BARACK OBAMA. The primary season completed, he claimed the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, the first black person to achieve a major party nomination
  • Letters
  • All the same under the suit

    I guess if you like a politician, you have to like them all because underneath the layers of the $1,000 suits they are basically all the same.


  • Editorials
  • Seldom so few

    MINNEAPOLIS — Some 3,500 stout hearts attended the National Conference for Media Reform last week, and if that seems few for such a big job, note that their numbers are growing.
  • Max Brantley
  • Political notebook

    I can’t offer much by way of sustained thought this week. Instead, a notes roundup spanning the political spectrum from top to bottom:
  • Bob Lancaster
  • Funk

    Maybe it’s the heat, the abnormally early onset of sticky summertime lassitude; anyhow a vast indifference has settled impenetrably over the ol’ moi sphere exactly like the high-pressure ridge that for a torpid fortnight has held the region against the en
  • Words
  • Words, June 12

    It is generally agreed that the recently deceased Bo Diddley was not born with that name. Where he got it is a subject of conjecture.


  • To-do list, June 12
  • To-Do List
  • To-do list, June 12

    The Drams/Glossary, The Chill, Cowboy Mouth, Mates of State, Alkaline Trio, Katt Williams and 'The Love Guru' are all happening this week.
  • In Brief
  • In brief, June 12

    The Hot Springs Music Festival, a worldwide showcase of musicians from all over the world, continues through Saturday.
  • A&E News
  • A & E news, June 12

    For the first time since his co-headlining concert with Willie Nelson at Ray Winder Field, Bob Dylan returns to Little Rock, this time at the Riverfest Amphitheatre on Aug. 26.
  • A Boy Named Sooie
  • Petrino got slimed

    Listen: I don’t care how Petrino got to Arkansas. People can preach loyalty all they want, but with millions of dollars on the line, all loyalty lands you is a career that’s beholden to the whims of others.




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