Classics

45 years of the Arkansas Times

High school alums celebrate their 45th class anniversaries with reunions, why not us? We’re celebrating our sapphire year by looking outward, rather than inward, with stories that reflect the times. Here’s the way we were (the most popular song of 1974, by the way), the way we went and the way we are now, year by year.

The Inquizator: Steve Barnes talks Fulbright, how to dress well and the strangest political gossip he's ever heard

Steve Barnes is surely the most familiar face in Arkansas political news.

Lord God! Good news

Rare woodpecker gives science, struggling towns, new hope.

Arkansas Times Recommends: Back to school edition

Arkansas Times Recommends is a weekly series on our blog Rock Candy in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying lately. This edition is for the hordes of students returning to classes this month.

Report from the Oxford American gala: Charles Portis really doesn't like having his picture made

Portis accepting the Lifetime Achievement in Southern Literature award. Photo by Rett Peek.
view from a surveillance camera at the Capital Hotel

Guest goes wild

A lawsuit seeking $75,000 in damages was filed last week in Pulaski Circuit Court by Brooks Jansen, a former valet at the Capital Hotel, over the actions of a visiting Canadian investment tycoon, Michael Wekerle.

The saga of Rusty Cranford

The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal.
Artist Danny Morris wearing a catfish logo he created for his head

Twenty years: An Arkansas Times retrospective

A look back at the highs and lows of the last two decades, through the eyes of the Arkansas Times.

Matt White’s photography is an exercise in empathy

Some photographs are worth revering because they imply a sense of motion. Matt White’s photographs are worth revering because they imply a pause.
German Shepherd standing guard at White Water Tavern

Wild days at White Water Tavern

All the stories fit to print (and some that probably aren't) about the legendary dive bar.

Ruth Coker Burks, the cemetery angel

In the darkest hour of the AIDS epidemic, Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of people whose families had abandoned them. Courage, love and the 30-year secret of one little graveyard in Hot Springs. 

The best and worst of Arkansas Times' first 40 years

From sexy camping to horseradish souffle.

The story of Jimmy Doyle's Country Club

The last of the real honky tonks.

How the Arkansas Times survived poverty, the Dixie Mafia, the U.S. Supreme Court and Mike Huckabee

An oral history of the first 40 years.
Charlotte Moorman

Don't throw anything out: the legacy of Charlotte Moorman

The Little Rock native was a dominant presence in New York City's avant-garde scene in the 1960s and '70s.
Asa Hutchinson at age 35

The Right-Hand Man

Asa Hutchinson wants voters to keep politics and religion apart in his campaign for the Senate. Will we? Should We?
Jay Grelen of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Death-o-palooza

Okay, I’m just going to say it. Jay “Sweet Tea” Grelen, the columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, might have a problem. I’m not saying it’s a big problem, or even an uncommon problem. But still, it’s a problem.

Arkansan of the Year: The newly insured

What the Affordable Care Act means to the people who need it the most in Arkansas.

A killing in Pocahontas

A witness murdered, a drug ring exposed, a snake in a box.

The ballad of Fred and Yoko

How one of the world's foremost Beatles collectors died homeless on the streets of Little Rock.

Rachel Ammons: cactus queen

The Tyrannosaurus Chicken frontwoman talks cacti acoustics, korma and craft.

Gyronne Buckley was sent to prison for life on the word of a cop who has been called a disgrace to the state

So why did the legislature turn down the award the Arkansas State Claims Commission said Buckley is owed?

Arkansas’s overloaded foster care system

Part one of Children in Crisis: An Arkansas Times Special Investigation.

Separate and unequal

Sue Cowan Morris won the battle to equalize pay of black and white teachers. It cost her her job.
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