• Gordon Watkins helms an effort to 'Save the Buffalo River – Again'

    Gordon Watkins helms an effort to 'Save the Buffalo River – Again'

    December 13, 2018
    Working to protect 'a thin blue ribbon.' /more/
  • Central Arkansas Harm Reduction Project

    December 13, 2018
    A grassroots initiative provides free naloxone and other life-saving resources. /more/

    The Arkansas philanthropy honor roll

    December 13, 2018
    Higher education, from business to the arts, top givers' lists. /more/

    Arkansas Hospice Foundation

    December 13, 2018
    Helping the dying live. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Sawbucks edition

    December 13, 2018
    Play in South Arkansas on your Arkansas Times-provided iPad! /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Burning hole revisited edition

    December 6, 2018
    Play at home while eating a delicious Morningside Bagel! /more/

    'Meant to be' at Lucie's Place

    December 6, 2018
    Rev. Johnette Fitzjohn succeeds founder Penelope Poppers as executive director. /more/

    Ramblin' Jack

    December 13, 2018
    The Observer, like a lot of folks, is drawn to the real places: barbecue joints and honky-tonks, seedy truck stops and greasy little diners where the waitresses and clerks still call you "Hun," used bookstores that have been there since Faulkner was still drinking mint juleps, bait shops hung with dusty-eyed bass pulled up from the deep when Eisenhower was in the White House. /more/

    Phillips

    December 6, 2018
    After many years of faithful service, it seems as if the transmission in Black Phillip — our trusty 2006 Honda CRV — is in the process of giving up the ghost. /more/

    Historic mayoral election

    December 13, 2018
    Also, LRSD teachers in crosshairs and D-G scales back. /more/

    Varmints

    December 13, 2018

    Guess who the winner will be

    December 6, 2018

    Cotton and crime

    December 6, 2018
    The debate over what would be the sole consequential, bipartisan legislation of the first two years of the Trump presidency is underway in the U.S. Senate, and Arkansas's high-profile junior Sen. Tom Cotton has placed himself at the center of it. /more/

    Beware of 'unity'

    December 13, 2018
    Beware the sweet lull of that siren song calling for "unity" and for us to "come together." It's the latest incarnation of the call for "civility," and just as dangerous. /more/

    Hope and change LR

    December 13, 2018
    While I was away, Frank Scott Jr. won a historic victory in a runoff with Baker Kurrus to succeed Mark Stodola as Little Rock mayor. /more/

    Sex and Trump

    December 13, 2018
    No one, least of all Donald Trump, should be surprised when sex puts him in mortal jeopardy, which seemed to be the case last week when his personal lawyer pleaded guilty to violating the law by arranging $280,000 in hush payments to a porn actress and a Playboy model who were prepared to tell voters about having sex with him. /more/

    Race, history, taxes

    December 6, 2018
    Racial prejudice and discrimination have long driven Arkansas politics and public policy. Arkansas's tax policies have especially perpetuated the harm of past racism and done little to reduce the systemic barriers faced by people of color today. /more/

    No leash

    December 13, 2018
    Living as I do in the remote provinces, I often find myself fascinated by the cultural advances of America's great metropolises. Last week, for example, The New York Times featured an entertaining column urging people to walk cats on leashes. If I tried that, I'd definitely have a fight on my hands. /more/

    Herd shifts

    December 6, 2018
    Some years ago, I watched a herd of nine mares stampede across a pasture on a friend's farm. It was an impressive spectacle, like that seen from the rail at a racetrack. /more/

    Archives

    Columnists

    Max Brantley

    Hope and change LR

    While I was away, Frank Scott Jr. won a historic victory in a runoff with Baker Kurrus to succeed Mark Stodola as Little Rock mayor. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Sex and Trump

    No one, least of all Donald Trump, should be surprised when sex puts him in mortal jeopardy, which seemed to be the case last week when his personal lawyer pleaded guilty to violating the law by arranging $280,000 in hush payments to a porn actress and a Playboy model who were prepared to tell voters about having sex with him. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    No leash

    Living as I do in the remote provinces, I often find myself fascinated by the cultural advances of America's great metropolises. Last week, for example, The New York Times featured an entertaining column urging people to walk cats on leashes. If I tried that, I'd definitely have a fight on my hands. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    More Little Rock residents allege they were victims of 'unconstitutional, unethical' no-knock search warrants

    In a press conference on Tuesday morning, civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Mike Laux introduced several people the attorneys described as victims of "unconstitutional, unethical" no-knock search warrants by the Little Rock Police Department

    Ad man Heathcott sues CJRW for damages in ouster

    Gary Heathcott the long-time ad and PR man who now lives in San Antonio has sued CJRW, the major ad and PR firm, over its severing of a consulting deal with him last year and asks $1.3 million in actual damages plus unspecified punitive damages.

    Court dismisses ethics complaints against Kavanaugh

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed numerous judicial ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh because the law exempts Supreme Court members, even for acts committed as a judge covered by the law. In short: Bart O'Kavanaugh is above the law.

    Rock Candy

    Shop, drink, help The Van and Arkansas Foodbank at Lost Forty's popup event Sunday

    If you wait until Christmas Eve Eve to do your shopping — that’s you, gentlemen — here’s a way to make it painless: Check out the “Holiday Brunch and Browse Pop Up” event Dec. 23 at Lost Forty Brewing.

    The Capital's Seafood House opens

    Finally, Little Rock has the Seafood Burger, the creation of retired Green Bay Packer linebacker K.D. Williams, thanks to the opening of Williams’ The Capital’s Seafood House, 1706 W. Third St., across from the state Capitol.

    No Small Talk, Ep. 33: "His Girl Friday" next up in Arkansas Times Film Series

    This week on "No Small Talk," Omaya and Stephanie talk Quinto Poder, Ricky Jay, 607 and Levelle Davison's new collaboration and Howard Hawks' 1940 film "His Girl Friday," the next film up in the Arkansas Times Film Series.

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