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  • Issue of
  • Aug 17-23, 2017
  • Vol. 43, No. 50
  • The making of a movie lover's dream

News

  • In response to rioting
  • Eye on Arkansas
  • In response to rioting

    Chris Kingsby, president of the Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP Youth & College Division, led a rally Sunday at the state Capitol as a show of unity and solidarity with victims of the Charlottesville violence.
  • The Observer
  • Old hands and new

    The Observer has, as of this week, been at this job for 15 years, long enough that if we'd been born in August 2002 instead of starting on this long journey, we'd have peach fuzz on our chin, a spray of acne and questionable taste in both fashion and music.

Columns

  • Autumn Tolbert
  • Home is where the hatred is

    According to the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map," a chapter of the Christian American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is headquartered in Hoxie, a small town in Lawrence County that also holds the distinction of being the first battleground of the segregationists in the fight to integrate Arkansas schools.
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.

Entertainment

Dining

  • Re: Tuesday's open line

    • Love the banners flanking the stage: "Promises Made" and "Promises Kept." So irony's a meme,…

    • on August 22, 2017
  • Re: Tuesday's open line

    • Okay. The intro music to Trump's Phoenix rally sounds either like a Star Wars knock-off…

    • on August 22, 2017
  • Re: Womack gets questions. He doesn't answer

    • Boss Womack certainly doesn't have to answer ANYBODY'S QUESTIONS since he is a Certified Teapubliban…

    • on August 22, 2017

 

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