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The Black Lives Matter All Across Arkansas Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about demonstrations and protests in Little Rock and in cities across Arkansas, terrible Tom Cotton and a COVID-19 spike in the state.

Latest workplace, nursing home coronavirus stats

Five people employed by the Consulate of Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19 and are active cases.

Three more arrests in Little Rock Thursday on peaceful night

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Today's news (virus, protests and a famous parolee) and the open line

A fairly calm Friday but plenty more COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus today: 226 new cases and maybe news Monday on regional easing of guidelines

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's daily coronavirus briefing

UA finally agrees to play ASU and UCA in all sports except in football

The earth shakes in athletics. the Hogs will play other Arkansas schools. With one significant exception.

Calico Rock prison reports COVID-19 case

A new prison case in Calico Rock.

City of Little Rock shifts curfew to 10 p.m.; lifting it on Monday goal, mayor says

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced that the city's curfew would shift from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. through the weekend. He said the city intended to lift the curfew all together Monday, but would officially make that announcement Monday.

Willie Mae Harris is free after 34 years in prison

Wilie Mae Harris is free after 34 years in prison.

Scenes from Thursday's peaceful demonstration at the Arkansas Capitol

Ebony Blevins covered last night's peaceful demonstration at the State Capitol for the Arkansas Times. The event ended before Little Rock's 8 p.m. curfew.
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'We don't want problems. We do want changes': A Q&A with Solo Jaxon

Little Rock native and hip-hop artist Solo Jaxon is finding himself behind the megaphone in Los Angeles demonstrations.

Buy a Pallbearer album today on Bandcamp; support BLM

Pallbearer, The Natural State's darlings of symphonic doom metal, are donating 100 percent of all proceeds from Bandcamp sales on Friday, June 5 to the Black Lives Matter global network.

Thrones for the Stoic: Kat Wilson’s Quarantine Habitats reframe self-portraiture and identity

Kat Wilson's Quarantine Habitats project extends the invitation to anyone with a camera to view themselves in a new light through the composition of a self-portrait in an intimate space.

Crystal Bridges, Momentary to open on limited basis

Ticketed and timed entry and a limit on people in the museums.

New music from Crystal C. Mercer, Joshua Asante, Amos Cochran, Princeaus, Ben Brenner

A new EP and short film, "Black Glow Matters," is out from Crystal C. Mercer, along with music from Amos Cochran, Joshua Asante, Princeaus and blues performer Ben Brenner.

Check out Downtown Little Rock Partnership's pandemic Billy Joel parody

A pandemic parody from Downtown Little Rock Partnership and a host of local musicians.

What's the deal with those two Arkansas standoffs mentioned at the end of "Waco?"

Arkansas gets two mentions in a speech that caps off Netflix's mini-series "Waco."

Stay-at-Home To-Do List: Join the Central High book club, catch some curbside theatre and more

June additions for your stay-at-home calendar.

Stay-at-home To-Do List: Shop a native plant market, tour Junction Bridge with historians and more

Stay home if you can, be safe, do stuff like this.

Call for entries: The Arkansas Coloring Book

Attention artists: The Arkansas Times is publishing the Arkansas Coloring Book this summer, and is issuing a call for entries for line drawings to go in the book!
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To market, to market: Farmers are selling again

With an assist from the University of Arkansas’s Division of Agricultural Cooperative Extension, we’ve compiled information on some of the many markets in Arkansas.

Brave New Restaurant re-opens with a brave new routine (and a lot more plants)

Chef Peter Brave and his crew are open for business after a two-month pandemic hiatus.

La Hacienda Benton returns to curbside service after patrons refuse masks

La Hacienda’s Benton location reversed course this week on re-opening its dining room after patrons refused to wear masks in accordance with state directives.

Restaurant owners approach May 11 dine-in closure lift with caution

We talked with six local restaurant owners about how they’re planning to proceed with Monday's lift on dining room closures.

Three Fold goes mobile with Riverdale satellite location

Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. has arrived at its new location in Riverdale on Rebsamen Park Road — just not the way it originally planned. Instead of being in a brand new building, it's in a trailer on wheels. 

White Water Tavern, SoMa and Argenta host socially distanced farmers markets Saturday

Visiting may feel a little different than your standard farmers market visit: hands off the produce, please.

Farmers markets, closed by virus, turn to apps and drive-thrus

Down markets.

Cooking through the pandemic: A conversation with Georges Launet

We talk with Little Rock restaurant scene staple Georges Launet about pizza, the pandemic and what it was like to close Hill Station 10 weeks after its much-anticipated opening.

Bakers, take note: Art Is In Cakes selling pantry staples curbside

Add Art Is In Cakes to the list of non-big box grocery options in Little Rock.

Arkansas small farmers and markets exercise creativity, grit as season opens

How small farmers and producers are managing amid the pandemic.
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