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Teachers demonstrate in front of Governors Mansion

Supporters of Little Rock teachers demonstrated at the Governor's Mansion tonight, but the record to date suggests state ears are deaf to teachers and the reality in the district.

More unflattering national press for the Hutchinson administration's Little Rock crisis

State control of the Little Rock School District with its resegregation and union-busting pushed by the Hutchinson administration continue to draw national attention, the latest in The Atlantic.

Rob Nelson, Owner/Chef at Tusk and Trotter in Bentonville

Rob Nelson talks about his journey from Northwest Arkansas to Colorado to France and back to Northwest Arkansas.

Lynching and Impeachment: Some history for Donald Trump

Donald Trump today compared the impeachment inquiry to a lynching and immediately drew swift condemnation for employing that racially charged word. Some history is in order.

Today's news: New jobs and same old terrible Trump

The video news roundup. Climax: impeachment heats up as Trump compares himself to a lynching victim.
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Rogers doctor charged with overprescribing opiates

Western District U.S. Attorney Dak Kees has announced another indictment of an Arkansas doctor for overprescribing opiates.

Economics, women subject of major November conferences at Clinton Center

Big doings are scheduled at the Clinton Presidential Center in November -- conferences on economic development and women's issues

Arkansas joins Facebook probe by 47 states

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined 46 other states in an investigation of potential antitrust violations by Facebook. The investigation is being led by the attorney general of New York.

Springdale's Lookadoo is 2020 teacher of the year

 Joel Lookadoo, a ninth-grade algebra teacher at Lakeside Junior High in Springdale has been chosen as the 2020 Arkansas teacher of the year.

'The Conversation' with Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

In this week’s edition of our podcast, “The Conversation,” host Matt Price interviews Aptus Financial, Sarah Catherine Gutierrez. They discuss her motivations and insight that led her to start Aptus Financial. Gutierrez's tells Price why the lion's share of their work with clients is around figuring out how to handle massive student loans. They also touch on how to make good financial decisions and making less decisions is probably the best approach.
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From Rock Candy

Here are the 152 brews you can try at the Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival

The fun (and the foam) kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, October 25 at Diamond Bear Brewing (600 N. Broadway St.), and proceeds benefit the Argenta Arts District.

Ballet Arkansas's "Sleepy Hollow" is angular, ghoulish

In this alternative telling of "Sleepy Hollow," there is no main event, only a satin pointe shoe covering a bloodied toe. It’s an image that carries its own kind of gore.

Ferris Wendel Norton, 1951-2019

The art world has lost a great talent and good guy.

A Living Room for Contemporary Arts: Arkansans meet the Momentary

Wide arching double rainbows perfectly framed the stage Oct. 5 at the first event held on the green of the Momentary, a 63,000-square foot-contemporary art and performance space that will open Feb. 20, 2020, in Bentonville. The Momentary is another Walton family project, broadening the mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

On Florence Price and William Grant Still: Five Questions with Linda Holzer

"In an ideal world, Florence Price would have been invited back to her hometown after the construction of Robinson Center to appear with the Arkansas Symphony as the concerto soloist herself," Holzer said. "Robinson Center was a segregated facility for many years, and that invitation unfortunately never happened during Price’s lifetime."
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Mark Barr's "Watershed" is electric

Barr has written an outstanding novel about characters he deeply cares about. That devotion, in turn, has allowed him to craft a delightful story about this country’s very first experience with a transformative technology, and about the lives of people who made up the first cross-over generation — those before and after the introduction of electricity.

Bridging the Divide: Crystal Bridges' new curator applauds the museum's mission in inclusivity

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is making a splash with its new, diversified exhibition spaces. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art got there first.

Kai Coggin's "Incandescent" burns brightly

In “Incandescent,” the voices behind the poems are passionate. They don’t over-rationalize humanity or pan its essence through long-winded metaphors. Sometimes they’re overcome with uncontrollable emotion. Sometimes they can’t say anything at all. Sometimes they find fire and life in the unexpected, in a slosh of memory, in the cycles of the natural world.

Ho-Hum releases lost LP

"Memphysema" really does capture buzz of energy and excitement the band possessed in those days. As a re-introduction to Ho-Hum 25 years on, few bands or fans could ask for anything better.

Sneak peek at new Oyster Bar menu

We ran into new owner Chris Tanner there last week and got a look at the new menu: Blue crab cakes. Fish tacos. Smoked salmon chowder. And more.
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Here are the 152 brews you can try at the Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival

The fun (and the foam) kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, October 25 at Diamond Bear Brewing (600 N. Broadway St.), and proceeds benefit the Argenta Arts District.

2019 Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival Preview

Clear your calendar, beer lovers. The party of the year is just around the corner. The Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival returns to North Little Rock on Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Sacred and secular breweries in Arkansas wine country

Welcome to Arkansas beer country.

Sneak peek at new Oyster Bar menu

We ran into new owner Chris Tanner there last week and got a look at the new menu: Blue crab cakes. Fish tacos. Smoked salmon chowder. And more.

Check out photos from Arkansas Times R&B Cook

Our annual event took place on Saturday in Argenta.
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Last chance for discounted R&B Cook Off!

Time does wonderful things to pork, and it’s done wonderful things for Arkansas Times’ annual Hog Roast, too — now matured into a block party that celebrates the best parts of the pig. Tickets for the Saturday event, held from 1-5 p.m., are on sale for $15 through tonight. They'll be $20 at the door.

Bones Chophouse | Jumbo Shrimp & Grits - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Feast Mode! Bone’s Chophouse in Hot Springs, Arkansas is no stranger to carving premium cuts of beef and more.

Lisa Zhang has Central Arkansans obsessed with Chinese street eats

This is a milestone year for Lisa Zhang. It’s the fifth anniversary of Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co., her wildly popular authentic Chinese restaurant in downtown Little Rock, and her 20th year in the United States. It also marks a year of expansion with the opening in May of her Chinese chicken restaurant Haybird (“Where East Meats West”), and the development of a new 9,000-square-foot project in Riverdale, slated to open next year, which will house three concepts: an expanded and relocated Haybird; Eastern Pantry, a sort of deli with take-home meal options; and a sake brewery. 

The state of Arkansas beer

It’s growing, and new styles are taking hold.
Taco Mama

Taco Mama | Tres Dishes! - A staple in the Hot Springs, Arkansas food scene - Feast Mode!

Taco Mama is a staple of the Hot Springs food scene. We’re meeting up with the one and only Chef Diana Marez Bratton. 'The' Taco Mama! Diana has been turning heads with her culinary delights for years.
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