Cover Stories

The Arkansas Literary Festival is back

April 19, 2018
¡Viva el libro! /more/

A Q&A with Hanna Al-Jibouri

April 19, 2018
On Poetic Justice. /more/

The many sides of Lou Reed

April 19, 2018
Anthony DeCurtis' biography of the rock hero goes beyond the myth. /more/

The Big Picture

Inconsequential News Quiz: The Joke's on Poo Edition

April 12, 2018
Play at home, while thinking hard about that "catfish" you had for lunch last week. /more/

Arkansas Reporter

Ballinger, King square off for Senate District 5

April 19, 2018
The firebrand vs. the happy warrior /more/

Watching walkouts

April 12, 2018
As strikes spread across red states, Arkansas teachers are paying close attention. /more/

The Observer

'Isle of Dogs'

April 19, 2018
The Observer is a big fan of the director Wes Anderson, so there was around zero-point-zero chance of our missing his new flick "Isle of Dogs" the weekend it opened. /more/

Home place

April 12, 2018
Even though it up and sleeted April 7, a sight so odd that even Junior looked up from his phone for a second, this time of year gets The Observer thinking about the old home place out Congo way, that big white house with the red roof that dear Pa and Ma rebuilt from a leaning cracker box with their own hands. /more/

The Week That Was

I need me one of those autographed Michael Jordan posters

April 19, 2018
Also, the Whistle Blower Act deactivated, Griffen v. the high court and more. /more/

Letters

Perp walk

April 19, 2018
Comrade Orange equates his problems, his dilemmas and his bulging portfolio of serial wrongdoings with our country's best interests. /more/

Cartoon

Griffen v. the ASC

April 19, 2018

The executioners

April 12, 2018

Billy Fleming

Redefining candidate quality

April 19, 2018
Despite what national party organizations like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Campaign Committee say, conventional definitions of candidate quality are not leading to progressive wins in 2018. /more/

Jay Barth

On institutions

April 12, 2018
American conservatism has taken many often contradictory, but more often overlapping forms over recent decades. /more/

Autumn Tolbert

Stormy shaming

April 19, 2018
Can we talk about Stormy Daniels? More specifically, can we talk about how we talk about Stormy Daniels? /more/

Ernest Dumas

Week That Was

April 19, 2018
After the wildest week of the wildest presidency in history, the clouded future suddenly unfolds more clearly and, yes, nearer. That includes the end of the Trump presidency. /more/

Guest Writer

No different

April 12, 2018
We were leaving Southwest Little Rock heading north on Interstate 30. There were four of us — four black male teenagers. I was in the backseat. There was a BB gun that resembled a handgun inside the car. /more/

Gene Lyons

Trump and Comey

April 19, 2018
In the Bizarro World of the Trump administration, it's only fitting that the president serves as publicity director for James Comey's big book tour. (In the old Superman comics, Bizarro World was an upside-down reality where wickedness was virtue and vice versa.) Supposedly, Trump's stomping around the White House and various golf courses red-faced with anger, emitting smoke from his ears. /more/

On the attack

April 12, 2018
"Happiness," wrote Jonathan Swift in 1704, "is a perpetual Possession of being well Deceived." If so, the United States under the blundering misrule of Donald J. Trump should be the happiest nation on earth. /more/

Archives

Columnists

Ernest Dumas

Week That Was

After the wildest week of the wildest presidency in history, the clouded future suddenly unfolds more clearly and, yes, nearer. That includes the end of the Trump presidency. /more/

Gene Lyons

Trump and Comey

In the Bizarro World of the Trump administration, it's only fitting that the president serves as publicity director for James Comey's big book tour. (In the old Superman comics, Bizarro World was an upside-down reality where wickedness was virtue and vice versa.) Supposedly, Trump's stomping around the White House and various golf courses red-faced with anger, emitting smoke from his ears. /more/

Arkansas Blog

Fayetteville and University of Arkansas advocate for Oklahoma wind energy project

The University of Arkansas and the city of Fayetteville announced today their support for the Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project, an Oklahoma panhandle wind farm that will deliver power to Northwest Arkansas.

East Arkansas judges halt state's ban on dicamba as AG readies appeals

Fox said the six farmers' rights to due process had been curtailed by the Supreme Court's ruling in January that the state cannot be made a defendant in its own courts.

UA Little Rock responds to "racially insensitive incident" involving video of fraternity and sorority

A video uploaded to Facebook shows members of the  Chi Omega sorority and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity singing along to the song "Freaky Friday." The white students repeatedly shout along to the n-word.

Rock Candy

Revolution to close its restaurant, but music continues

Owner-operators Chris King and Suzon Awbry announced yesterday that while live music venue Rev Room will remain open, they will close the restaurant portion of Revolution, the taco lounge at 300 President Clinton Ave. in downtown Little Rock's River Market area.

Food Truck Friday feeds start this week

Food Truck Fridays, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's project to use food to lure folks to enjoy the Creative/Technical Corridor on Main Street, kicks off its season Friday, April 20, at Fifth and Main streets. Hours are 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Food trucks will continue to serve at the spot every Friday through May 18.

Sculptor Kaminsky is new Arkansas Living Treasure

Sculptor and jeweler Hank Kaminsky, 79, of Fayetteville, has been named the 2018 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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