• Little Rock, cut low

    Little Rock, cut low

    July 18, 2018
    The capital city lands on a ranking of the worst cities in the country. /more/
  • Cover Stories

    The Greatest Dog: Rufus von Schmufus

    July 12, 2018
    And yours too. /more/

    Rescue, rehab, repeat

    July 12, 2018
    Meet Charlene, rescued by the dogged efforts of the HSPC. /more/

    Paws in Prison gives dogs, inmates and owners a new leash on life

    July 12, 2018
    About a thousand dogs have been trained in the Arkansas Department of Correction's program. /more/

    The Big Picture

    Inconsequential News Quiz: The Best Republican Money Can Buy Edition

    July 19, 2018
    Play at home, while praying for the profoundly unhappy souls of Merkin Fork, Ark. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: 'Thou Shalt Not Grab Balls in Anger' edition

    July 12, 2018
    Play at home, while realizing that there's a TON of weird stuff in the Bible. /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    Party with the stars

    July 19, 2018
    At Best of Arkansas: Hollywood Nights. /more/

    A deeper dive into a wider 30

    July 18, 2018
    A look at ARDOT's environmental report. /more/

    Game and Fish ponders banning turtle harvest

    July 12, 2018
    Suspends licensing on importing venomous snakes. /more/

    The Observer

    Field trip

    July 19, 2018
    After plentiful false starts and failures, "We'll do it next year" years and "Screw it, let's go to the beach" years and years when the financial situation around The Observatory conspired against Yours Truly and our inky wretch's salary, The Observer and Co. are finally going to make it to Washington, D.C. /more/

    Cathode ode

    July 12, 2018
    There's been an addition to the Observatory lately, one that's so old, it's new again to us — broadcast television. /more/

    The Week That Was

    Suit seeks to block ballot measure

    July 19, 2018
    A lawsuit was filed last week in Pulaski County Circuit Court saying Issue 1, proposed by the legislature, should be removed from the November ballot because it unconstitutionally proposes four separate constitutional amendments to voters in one ballot measure. /more/

    Letters

    Misleading

    July 19, 2018
    The highway department held a "public hearing" on July 12 at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock about revised plans for Interstate 30 expansion. The options were called "action alternatives." /more/

    Cartoon

    Taking the widow's mite

    July 19, 2018

    MAGA

    July 12, 2018

    Autumn Tolbert

    Power: not for the people

    July 12, 2018
    Monday night, I joined around 40 people in a small room on the third floor of the Fayetteville City Hall for an emergency meeting of the Fayetteville Housing Authority. /more/

    Max Brantley

    The Malvern connection

    July 19, 2018
    If you read the daily newspaper or the Arkansas Blog you might have seen reporting on activities of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    No sense of decency

    July 19, 2018
    July 16 had all the attributes of the day when Donald Trump approached that "tide in the affairs of men" where they take the fateful step that leads on to either good fortune in life or misery. Good fortune, you sense, is not going to be the outcome this time. /more/

    Guest Writer

    Don't arm teachers

    July 12, 2018
    It's been roughly five months since 14 high school students and three staff members were shot and killed in their school in Parkland, Fla. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Outmatched

    July 19, 2018
    It's almost proverbial to say that every bully is a coward at heart. But that's wishful thinking. In politics, many strongmen are like Vladimir Putin: ruthless, cunning and sadistic. As the world witnessed in Helsinki, a posturing blowhard like Donald Trump is simply no match for the Russian dictator. /more/

    Soccer and the world

    July 12, 2018
    As I write, the first of two World Cup semifinal games, Belgium vs. France, is set to kick off in Moscow, and as soon as this column is finished and filed I'll be enjoying the spectacle on TV. Largely for the sake of my old friend Alain in Montpellier, I'll be pulling hard for France. /more/

    Archives

    Columnists

    Max Brantley

    The Malvern connection

    If you read the daily newspaper or the Arkansas Blog you might have seen reporting on activities of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    No sense of decency

    July 16 had all the attributes of the day when Donald Trump approached that "tide in the affairs of men" where they take the fateful step that leads on to either good fortune in life or misery. Good fortune, you sense, is not going to be the outcome this time. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Outmatched

    It's almost proverbial to say that every bully is a coward at heart. But that's wishful thinking. In politics, many strongmen are like Vladimir Putin: ruthless, cunning and sadistic. As the world witnessed in Helsinki, a posturing blowhard like Donald Trump is simply no match for the Russian dictator. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Winds, race and an open line

    The open line includes power outages, Republicans and racism.

    EPA sues over 2013 oil spill near Magnolia

    The oil spill many probably never heard about — far bigger than the Mayflower pipeline rupture — has now led to a federal lawsuit against the owner of the operation in Magnolia where the spill occurred.

    Another ranking, another low score for Arkansas as a place to do business

    Another ranking is out with a bad finish for Arkansas. But remember, as Lindsey Millar's cover story this week tells us, these statistical mashups don't mean much, except, perhaps, that they might contribute to perceptions by others.

    Rock Candy

    Less Cowbell: Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult at Magic Springs

    A dozen years or so separated visits to the Timberwood Amphitheater for me and my son. But one thought was the same, and at the same time reminded me that a dozen years of watching your kid grow up flies by like a flash. That thought: Man, I wish Little Rock had an outdoor music site like this.

    Cardi B, Toby Keith, Gucci Mane, George Clinton, Sammy Hagar headline El Dorado's Musicfest

    Cardi B, Toby Keith, Gucci Mane and George Clinton are among the headliners for Murphy Arts District's Musicfest this year.

    Garrard Conley memoir adapted for film

    Arkansas native Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir “Boy Erased” has been adapted for film. The trailer — released this week — is already generating buzz as a potential Oscar contender.

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