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'Stonewall 50': Five Questions with Seth Pennington of Sibling Rivalry Press

"That’s why it’s so important to open the floor to everyone, to make a space for queer art — everyone has a story but not everyone will share it if they are not seen first," Pennington said. "If we nurture this community we have, if we can be brave in that way, what I hope most: more queer people will stay."

Ashlie Atkinson cast as series regular on USA Network's 'Mr. Robot'

From Deadline today comes news that Ashlie Atkinson — a Little Rock native and Hendrix College grad who appeared in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" — will be cast on USA Network's "Mr. Robot."

Hogs so far: boring-ass, bad football

The program appears absolutely lifeless, and I’ll stop short of saying “is already lifeless.” It has been consumed by a pervasive apathy that has been a byproduct of decades — not just years, mind you — of asinine personnel decisions followed by pecuniary choices that resemble a young child flailing about it in a toy store with a fistful of saved money that the kiddo cannot WAIT to irrationally spend. Reynolds Razorback Stadium has never been more expansive and impressive, and yet has had the paradoxical misfortune of never feeling so empty.

Conway singer-songwriter is making tracks: A Q&A with Erin Enderlin

How Conway native Erin Enderlin's tunes have landed on the lips of Reba McEntire, Terry Clark, Randy Travis and Lee Ann Womack — and where Enderlin's going from here.
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Arkansas Times Film Series: Omaya Jones talks "City of God"

We talk with Arkansas Times Film Series curator Omaya Jones about Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund's 2002 Academy Award-nominated crime film "City of God," next up in our screening series.

'There's a little bit of Brad inside all of us': A Q&A with Barry Bostwick

"I always wanted to play Frankenfurter," Bostwick told us. "But I think everybody does because he’s such a combination of masculinity and surety, meanness. He was compassionless. He was selfish. He was all about him. Basically, he was Donald Trump. It was always, 'I’m the greatest, look at me.' "

Arkansas Arts Council awards nine fellowships

The Arkansas Arts Council announced the recipients of its annual Individual Artist Fellowships, a group of unconditional, non-matching awards of $4,000 each, awarded to nine artists in rotating categories.

Dreamland Film Series to screen HBO's "Insecure," host panel with producers

The Arkansas Cinema Society's Dreamland Film series will begin on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a two-hour screening of HBO's "Insecure," followed by a panel moderated by Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and columnist Philip Martin with producers Deniese Davis and Jayme Lemmons.
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Slideshow: KISS at Verizon Arena

Arkansas Times photographer Brian Chilson was on the floor at last night's KISS concert to catch the action.

From the oil fields to the art gallery: Five Questions with Gerry Snyder

The University of Arkansas’s School of Art in Fayetteville is in expansion mode, and the person tasked with overseeing that expansion is Gerry Snyder, a self-described small town Idaho boy who came to academia later in life, after working a bunch of non-traditional seasonal jobs so he could carve out more time to paint.

'It's a rock and roll play:' A Q&A with the cast of The Rep's 'Million Dollar Quartet'

The Arkansas Times sat down with the four stars of “Million Dollar Quartet," which premieres on Friday, Sept. 6 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 6, to talk about their famous characters, performing in the South and playing their own instruments in the show.

Hogs' lackluster opener

Chad Morris bragged of the speed with which his offense would operate. There was this incredulous moment at which the used and dingy Buick Skylark that represents Razorback football would suddenly veer into the passing lane and the Skylark would accelerate appreciably. You know, as if a blunt instrument was hitting the Earth with force. You might remember a certain prior Hog coach who spouted off some sort of huckstering nonsense about how he was presiding over the construction of a national champion, and then John L. Smith became infamous for equating urine temperature with success.
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2019 Razorback football preview, part 1

Chad Morris knows that whatever grace period he might’ve garnered as a first-year coach of a rebuilding program housed in a vicious division is now gone. A 2-10, 0-8 season in which the team was disjointed, outmanned, and ultimately just plain bad hastened the trial by fire.

Remembering 'Smilin' ' Bob Lewis

James Robert Lewis — better known to his peers and fans as “Smilin’ Bob” — was born in Paris, Arkansas, and died at his home in Van Buren. Those facts, taken alone, might give the impression that Lewis lived only one life. If half of the stories people tell about him are true, though, Lewis lived several lives in succession, and yet all at once. 

One-Fiddle Woman: Five Questions with Rebecca Patek

We asked Patek about her can't-live-without albums, about her go-to fiddle and about her new instrumental project, Austie, in a new series we're calling "Five Questions." 

Jonathan Lethem, John Yau to visit University of Arkansas

Channeling Damascus: A Q&A with Kholoud Sawaf

We talked to playwright Sawaf ahead of four performances of "10,000 Balconies" — a love story set in contemporary Damascus.

Slideshow: Chris Stapleton, Brent Cobb at Verizon Arena

Our staff photographer Brian Chilson was at tonight's Chris Stapleton concert at Verizon Arena, part of the "Tennessee Whiskey" singer's All American Road Show tour with Brent Cobb and the Marcus King Band.

Opera in the Rock pays homage to the airwaves

Breaking fourth walls as often as its foley artist Erick Saoud  broke glass, a compact cast of singers and pianist/songwriter John Willis put up Menotti's 1939 radio opera "The Old Maid & The Thief" at The Studio Theatre this weekend. 

Guest Playlist: Pete Campos

Campos, who hails from the outskirts of a one-stoplight town called Mangham, La., put together a 24-track guest playlist, “The One with the Songs,” for the Arkansas Times.
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