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Hillary Clinton galvanizes sold-out crowd at Crystal Bridges

Interwoven in the discussion between Clinton and preeminent scholar of the American South Dr. Angie Maxwell was humor, hope and dignity. If anyone entered with political worry, they left with pragmatic optimism. 

Jesus takes the wheel at trial over Arkansas's trans health care ban

Jesus and bottom surgery dominated the testimony Wednesday as attorneys for the state rolled out two formerly transgender people who described gender reassignment operations in graphic detail and said heavenly voices called them to return to the sexes of their birth.

The midweek open line

Over to you.

Arkansas Republicans to consider endorsing closed primaries

The Republican Party of Arkansas will vote on Saturday, Dec. 3, whether to endorse a rule change in hopes of spurring legislation that would shift Arkansas to a closed primary state.

Arkansas Times Magazine is expanding our advertising sales staff

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Interim police chief announces retirement from LRPD

Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has named Assistant Chief Heath Helton as the new interim police chief. He said a permanent placement would be named in the next 60 days. Helton is the third interim chief following the departure of Keith Humphrey.

Arkansas reports 30 flu-related deaths, matches last season's total

In less than two months, the death count for the 2022-2023 flu season matched last year's total. Health experts assume the high flu numbers will continue for weeks.

A senior psychology and nursing major at UA Little Rock won $4,500 on 'Wheel of Fortune'

On Thanksgiving night, while the rest of us were digesting ghastly amounts of pecan pie or being forced to watch "one more" YouTube video of our cousin's baby's first four-wheeler ride, Sherwood native Alyssa Fawbush was watching herself on TV's "Wheel of Fortune," marveling at Vanna White's dress and raking in a few grand.

UPDATE Arkansas man faces January trial in Capitol riot; another Arkansan enters guilty plea

Judge reschedules trial for Jan. 6 defendant from Arkansas.

U.S. Senate passes protections for same-sex marriage, no thanks to Tom Cotton and John Boozman

Twelve Republicans were among the 61 voting yes. No surprises that Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman were two of those 36 nays.
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From Rock Candy

Emily Fenton displays an impressive vocal range on new EP, 'Roaches'

The titular single from Little Rock singer-songwriter Emily Fenton’s new EP, “Roaches,” is a quintessential three-chord song in the best way.

Exhibit honoring Little Rock photographer Ralph Waldo Armstrong III at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

If you were a part of the Black community in Little Rock from 1951 to 2006, there’s a good chance you had your picture taken by Ralph Waldo Armstrong III. Visit an exhibit honoring his photography at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, on display through January.

Comedian Nate Bargatze comes to Simmons Bank Arena on Saturday

Nate Bargatze, an extremely wholesome comic from Nashville, is sure to make for a healthy diversion from the heaviness of modern life at Simmons Bank Arena on Dec. 3.

New Johnny Cash documentary gets an early premiere at Ron Robinson Theater

CALS, in partnership with the Historic Dyess Colony and Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, is hosting an early screening of the new Johnny Cash documentary at Ron Robinson Theater on Thursday, Dec. 1, but the event is sold out. However, you can watch it with the rest of the world when it hits theaters for a limited, three-day run on Dec. 5-7.

'In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play),' a production about Victorian hysteria, starts Friday at The Weekend Theater

While Dr. Givings experiments with a new electrical invention designed to cure hysteria, an early approximation of the vibrator, his wife, Catherine, takes care of their newborn daughter just a wall away, eavesdropping with jealousy and confusion while struggling to breastfeed. This premise sets off a world of tension in "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)," running at The Weekend Theater for the first three weeks of December.
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'Guys and Dolls' opens at the Rep on Wednesday

Forget about the present for an evening and get transported to a world of cigarette smoke, pinstripe suits and tumbling dice. "Guys and Dolls" is at The Rep for all of December.

Slideshow: The Eagles at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson finished off Thanksgiving weekend with a visit to Simmons Bank Arena to see The Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Slideshow: Five Finger Death Punch at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson caught heavy metal superstars Five Finger Death Punch at Simmons Bank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26.

'Fiddler on the Roof' opens Friday at Robinson

This month, the Tony Award-winning story of Tevye the milkman’s struggle to maintain his family’s traditional Jewish religious and cultural lifestyle in the wake of encroaching modern influences comes to the Robinson Center stage.

Kick off the holiday season early with Hendrix College's Candlelight Carol Service

Ring in the holiday season early by attending the Candlelight Carol Service at Hendrix College’s Greene Chapel, a 225-person sanctuary so peaceful and picturesque that it is often reserved far in advance for the weddings of couples who met at the cozy liberal arts school in Conway.
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Girls Gone BBQ, for when you want Delta dining in the Ozarks

Finding Delta dining in Northwest Arkansas at the new Fayetteville restaurant Girls Gone BBQ.

The Library Kitchen + Lounge announces closure

The Library Kitchen + Lounge, the restaurant/music venue located in the River Market in the former Gusano's at 313 President Clinton Avenue, announced yesterday that it will be permanently closing its doors.

Rōber :: Cocktails + Culinary opening tonight in Benton

Rōber :: Cocktails + Culinary, a new upscale American restaurant from Taco Society Concepts, opens tonight in downtown Benton at 302 W. South St.

The Mighty Rib's Cornucopia: November Edition

Check out The Mighty Rib's first installment of Cornucopia, a monthly recap of his dining adventures, food and beverage news and general thoughts on the Central Arkansas culinary scene.

Order up: Fleet of robot cat waiters descend upon El Porton in West Little Rock

Get your selfie sticks ready. Robot waiters have arrived.
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To cure your social anxiety, try cake

Author and baker Kelli Marks says cake is the best wingman. "Long ago I learned that people care less about what I have to say if I'm offering a cupcake when I say it."

There's a turkey & gravy soda and we tried it

If you don't want to eat a big Thanksgiving meal, you can always try drinking it as a soda. But you should be warned: The reviews aren't good.

Four Quarter opening up at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Friendsgiving

The kitchen will be open, but Four Quarter is encouraging guests to bring a dish or any leftovers that will be set up potluck-style for people to eat free of charge.

Soccer fans flock to Hill Station, where every World Cup game will play (even the 4 a.m. ones)

The U.S. National Team's first match of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar was today, and a large crowd showed up to Hill Station in Hillcrest to watch. Despite the 8-hour difference between Little Rock and Qatar time zones, owner Daniel Bryant said he plans to air every game live.

Don't sleep on El Sur's sopa de pollo this soup season

Remember that Campbell's Soup commercial where the snowman melted into a small child by eating soup? This soup could pull that off.
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