• A week at Midtown

    A week at Midtown

    July 20, 2017
    Can a dive bar be reborn? /more/
  • Cover Stories

    Little Rock Confidential 2017

    July 13, 2017
    Workers tell it like it is. /more/

    Eye on Arkansas

    Cued up

    July 13, 2017
    Midtown Billiards, which had to close after a fire in December, reopened July 7 with a crowd of regulars armed with Sharpie pens to restore the freshly-painted walls to the bar's former lived-in look. /more/

    The Big Picture

    Inconsequential News Quiz: The Capulets and Montagues are ready to rumble edition

    July 20, 2017
    Play at home, or I shall bite my thumb at thee! /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz

    July 13, 2017
    This town needs an enema! edition /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    Plan for the homeless echoes Gillam Park history

    July 20, 2017
    It's a dumping ground, again. /more/

    Up and running

    July 13, 2017
    It was 12 years in coming, the Little Rock Technology Park. /more/

    The Observer

    Dumb and smart, at the same time

    July 20, 2017
    The Observer spent the week at a bar and thought a lot about a joke and its writer. /more/

    -30-

    July 13, 2017
    A newspaper died up in Atkins a few weeks back, not with a bang or a whimper, but with the sound of change jingling in a pocket, just too little of it to keep the printing presses rolling. /more/

    The Week That Was

    Riverfest calls it quits

    July 20, 2017
    Also, deseg saga continues, Cotton targets legal immigration and more. /more/

    Letters

    Repulsed

    July 20, 2017
    Regardless of the spectrum of your religious beliefs or lack of, does alluding to any religious icon or symbol of any religion [when writing of] the joys of double-finger penetration inspire any of your readers to any form of greatness? /more/

    Cartoon

    Football!

    July 20, 2017

    Autumn Tolbert

    Another Jesus

    July 20, 2017
    If you follow the logic of Jason Rapert and his supporters, God is very pleased so many have donated money to rebuild a giant stone slab with some rules on it. A few minutes on Rapert's Facebook page (if he hasn't blocked you yet) also shows his supporters believe that Jesus wants us to lock up more people in prison, close our borders to those in need and let poor Americans fend for themselves for food and health care. /more/

    Max Brantley

    Football for UA Little Rock

    July 20, 2017
    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

    July 13, 2017
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened his 51 disciples in the Senate and his party with the gravest injury imaginable. /more/

    Guest Writer

    Pay attention

    July 20, 2017
    If anyone thinks that a crisis with the Power Ultra Lounge shooting, then he hasn't been paying attention to Little Rock. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Turn to baseball

    July 20, 2017
    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself. /more/

    No one in charge

    July 13, 2017
    The American president has long been described with the honorific "Leader of the Free World." No more. /more/

    Archives

    Columnists

    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/

    Arkansas Blog

    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.

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.

    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.

    Popular Events

    • 5th Annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show @ MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

      • Sat., July 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free
    • Organ...Plus! A Unique Musical Experience @ St. James United Methodist Church

      • Fri., July 28, 7:30-8:45 p.m. FREE
    • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw @ Verizon Arena

      • Thu., Aug. 3

    Event Calendar

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