• The Arkansas Cinema Society's must-see 'Premiere'

    The Arkansas Cinema Society's must-see 'Premiere'

    August 17, 2017
    The new outfit kicks off with Adam Driver "A Ghost Story" and more. /more/
  • Cover Stories

    David Lowery Q&A

    August 17, 2017
    The Texas filmmaker brings an indie sensibility to beloved Disney stories. /more/

    'Premiere' event schedule

    August 17, 2017
    It runs Aug. 24-26. /more/

    Farmer vs. farmer

    August 10, 2017
    The fight over the herbicide dicamba has cost one man his life and turned neighbor against neighbor in East Arkansas. /more/

    Eye on Arkansas

    In response to rioting

    August 17, 2017
    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. /more/

    The Big Picture

    Inconsequential News Quiz: I did Nazi that coming edition

    August 17, 2017
    Play at home, while resisting with every fiber of your being the darkness spreading across our land. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Emotionally rich images edition

    August 10, 2017
    Play at home, while rubbing itch cream on your fire ant bites. /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    Youth lockups to go to contractors

    August 17, 2017
    After takeover, governor cites improvements in facilities, but wants private companies to run them again.By Benjamin Hardy Arkansas Nonprofit News Network /more/

    Frank Broyles dies

    August 17, 2017
    A giant in University of Arkansas athletics remembered. By Beau Wilcox /more/

    Not all black and white

    August 10, 2017
    Butler Center's photography show provides context to Japanese American internment.By Leslie Newell Peacock /more/

    The Observer

    Old hands and new

    August 17, 2017
    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. /more/

    True Observer

    August 10, 2017
    The Observer reveres the One True Observer, who lives in the wires of the West and in the Great Cloud. /more/

    The Week That Was

    Trump fails, Asa gets it

    August 17, 2017
    Also, Womack only accessible by ferry. /more/

    Letters

    In response to David Koon's Aug. 10 cover story, "Farmer vs. Farmer"

    August 17, 2017
    Let the free market solve the problem. /more/

    Cartoon

    It could happen

    August 17, 2017

    Tom Cotton's immigration plan

    August 10, 2017

    Jay Barth

    Times a-changin'

    August 10, 2017
    As one who greedily and geekily consumes public opinion data, I'm rarely truly surprised by polling results. However, the ice-cold reaction of the American public to President Trump's directive to ban transgender individuals from service in the armed forces, evidenced by recent polls, is startling indeed. /more/

    Autumn Tolbert

    Home is where the hatred is

    August 17, 2017
    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. /more/

    Max Brantley

    Charter secret

    August 17, 2017
    These are hard times for those who believe in traditional public schools, run by democratically elected representatives, open to all on equal terms. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Klan's president

    August 17, 2017
    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. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    On Charlottesville

    August 17, 2017
    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. /more/

    Bad reality show

    August 10, 2017
    As reality TV programs go, the Trump administration is a badly scripted muddle. How much longer will loyal viewers stick around? /more/

    Archives

    Columnists

    Max Brantley

    Charter secret

    These are hard times for those who believe in traditional public schools, run by democratically elected representatives, open to all on equal terms. /more/

    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. /more/

    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. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Death penalty foes object to execution of Jack Greene

    The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson not to set an execution date for Jack Greene,  sentenced to die for a 1991 slaying in Johnson County

    Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

    Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.

    Hearne Family Clinic to start certifying patients for Arkansas medical marijuana cards

    Hearne Family Clinic in Little Rock has announced that they are now certifying patients with qualifying conditions for Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards. Patients will need a patient registry identification card to purchase medical marijuana when dispensaries are expected to open in February of 2018.

    Rock Candy

    'Sign of the Times': Political posters at CHARTS

    Hendrix College's Dr. Jay Barth will give a talk and sax player Dr. Barry McVinney and pianist Mark Binns will provide the music at tonight's opening of "The Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster" in the Windgate Gallery at UA Pulaski Tech's CHARTS (The Center for Humanities and Arts). The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    GiGi's opens with soul food and 'old school R and B vibe'

    GiGi’s Soul Cafe and Lounge at 10840 Maumelle Blvd., where the Nashville Rockin Grill was located, opened July 28 and co-owner Darrell Wyrick the restaurant is “bringing back the spirit of some of the places that have gone, like Porter’s and The Afterthought” with its soul food and “old school R and B vibe.”

    Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.

    Rock Candy

    GiGi's opens with soul food and 'old school R and B vibe'

    GiGi’s Soul Cafe and Lounge at 10840 Maumelle Blvd., where the Nashville Rockin Grill was located, opened July 28 and co-owner Darrell Wyrick the restaurant is “bringing back the spirit of some of the places that have gone, like Porter’s and The Afterthought” with its soul food and “old school R and B vibe.”

    Restaurant inspections now online

    The state Department of Health is now posting retail food outlets inspection information on its website, and has posted a video on its Facebook page explaining its food inspection program and how to use the online search form.

    It's been long, but looks like John Daly's Steakhouse will open

    John Daly’s Steakhouse in Conway has a new tee time: Sept. 1, according to the Log Cabin Democrat.

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