• Frank Scott Jr.: the unifier

    Frank Scott Jr.: the unifier

    September 20, 2018
    The Little Rock native wants to bring a divided city together. /more/
  • Fall Arts 2018

    September 13, 2018
    The cultural preview for the season. /more/

    2018 fall Arkansas film preview

    September 13, 2018
    Film offerings come into focus. /more/

    2018 fall Arkansas music preview

    September 13, 2018
    From Salty Dogs to Squirrel Nut Zippers /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Snitches Get Stitches Edition

    September 20, 2018
    Play at home, while imagining Mike Huckabee in his most form-fitting Speedo. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Criminal Masterminds Edition

    September 13, 2018
    Play at home, while resisting the temptation to shamelessly rip off the taxpayers who elected you! /more/

    Work requirement bars over 4,000 from receiving Medicaid coverage

    September 13, 2018
    In the first round of coverage losses. /more/

    Sixty years ago, Little Rock closed all its public high schools rather than desegregate them

    September 13, 2018
    The tossed year. /more/

    Fuel and fire

    September 20, 2018
    The Observer is a person who always needs some new adventure out there on the horizon to look forward to. A trip booked a few months out, a class to teach or take at some point, even a new restaurant we'd like to get to and get thrown out of after they catch us filling up a Ziploc bag with free ketchup. So it goes. /more/

    Anonymous

    September 13, 2018
    The Observer, who knows a thing or three about anonymity, found our self nonetheless shocked by the recent New York Times op-ed by the anonymous King or Queen of the White House Molepeople, the person who appears to have responded to the Emperor having no clothes not by telling his Nekkid Excellency to put some damn pants on, but by getting buck nekkid, too, and calling his or her junk-out bit-waggling a sacrifice for a nation that oughta damn well be grateful for it. /more/

    Woods sentenced

    September 13, 2018
    And much more. /more/

    McCain, and money better spent elsewhere

    September 13, 2018
    I had hoped to refrain from criticizing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) until after his corpse was delivered to the landfill, but, for all of your blathering about how wonderful the recently departed McCain was, you've seriously missed McCain's greatest legacy: President Trump. /more/

    Razorbacks hire Sean Spicer

    September 20, 2018

    Arkansas Children's Asthma Choir

    September 13, 2018

    No sympathy for Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    September 20, 2018
    Oh, to have the privilege to look at Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders through an objective lens. I sure can't, and I am to the point where if I hear one more progressive or even centrist Democrat claim they disagree with her policies then in the next sentence point out that she is "so good at her job" or she has taken on a "tough role," I may scream. /more/

    Moving deck chairs

    September 20, 2018
    Governor Hutchinson has promised to soon reveal his ideas for "transforming government" — a reorganization aimed at reducing the number of departments that report to the governor. /more/

    Tables turned

    September 20, 2018
    Brett Kavanaugh's dilemma over a prep-school tussle with a girl provokes many proverbs, but one that seems most apropos is "what goes around comes around." /more/

    AGS' unique mission

    September 13, 2018
    The state Board of Education will be voting Thursday, Sept. 13, on the location and curriculum for the Arkansas Governor's School for the coming four years. Both setting and curriculum are absolutely critical to the success of the Governor's School, and changing both would be detrimental. /more/

    Character judgement

    September 20, 2018
    Probably it's not possible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt whether or not Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted then-15-year-old Christine Blasey Ford at a high school house party back in 1982. However, that's not the issue. Kavanaugh's not being charged with a crime, but with being a creep. /more/

    Dishonor

    September 13, 2018
    Unless you're a serious tennis fan, you probably don't know that exactly one player was expelled from the 2017 U.S. Open: Fabio Fognini, for calling a chair umpire a "whore" and worse in Italian during a losing match. He was also fined $96,000 and threatened with banishment from Grand Slam events if he didn't quit acting like a punk on the court. /more/

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    Max Brantley

    Moving deck chairs

    Governor Hutchinson has promised to soon reveal his ideas for "transforming government" — a reorganization aimed at reducing the number of departments that report to the governor. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Tables turned

    Brett Kavanaugh's dilemma over a prep-school tussle with a girl provokes many proverbs, but one that seems most apropos is "what goes around comes around." /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Character judgement

    Probably it's not possible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt whether or not Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted then-15-year-old Christine Blasey Ford at a high school house party back in 1982. However, that's not the issue. Kavanaugh's not being charged with a crime, but with being a creep. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Special master clears minimum wage initiative

    Special Master Sam Bird said today that the proposed minimum wage initiated act had sufficient valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The Arkansas Supreme Court will review the decision and make the final call.

    Monday: Open line and the news

    The open line and today's headlines.

    Special master finds term limits signatures insufficient

    A special master has concluded that petitions to put a term limits amendment on the November ballot were insufficient because 14,810 signatures shouldn't be counted, mostly for discrepancies in complying with a law that applies to paid canvassers.

    Rock Candy

    AfriCOBRA collective celebrates a half-century of revolutionary art at Mosaic Templars

    A double anniversary celebration at Mosaic Templars heralds 50 years of image-making for The African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, founded by Pine Bluff native Jeff Donaldson.

    Ben Dickey gets Talk of the Town treatment in the New Yorker

    Little Rock's Ben Dickey, continuing to ride the wave of good press from his starring role in "Blaze," gets a Talk of the Town piece in the New Yorker this week, including a killer illustration of him.

    No Small Talk, Ep. 28: Fosse's "All That Jazz"

    If you missed last month's sold-out screening of "The Red Shoes," you're in luck; Consider this month's Arkansas Times Film Series screening of Bob Fosse's gritty, glitzy 1979 fantasy "All That Jazz" the B-side, and join us Tuesday, September 18 at Riverdale 10 Cinema to find out why.

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