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From the Arkansas Blog

The line is open with good impeachment polling

Impeachment polling brightens a dreary Sunday. The line is open.

Accused felons' money reached Arkansas

Arkansas connection noted in the case of two Soviet-born U.S. citizens accused of funneling illegal foreign money into Trump and Repblican political campaigns.

The Republican vote suppression campaign continues

More bad news for democracy from Wisconsin, where a judge has ruled that nearly a quarter-million voters must be purged from rolls before the presidential election.

Little Rock police charge teen in death of his mother

Little Rock police have charged Kaelon Presley, 16, with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the fatal shooting Saturday morning of his mother, Shondra Miller, 37.

Here we go a-open-lining

The open line. Firing up the seasonal soundtrack.
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Questions raised on public access to Hunter Biden paternity case documents

The Hunter Biden paternity case continues to provide political grist. Not much benefit for his putative child, but plenty for Donald Trump.

Is corporate welfare worth it? State study inconclusive

Do state money handouts really influence business decisions? Evidence is mixed and disputed.

State approves two more cannabis dispensaries

State oks two more marijuana outlets.

The One More SBEFU2LRSD Edition

Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest State Board of Education assault on the Little Rock School District, a new Razorback football coach and impeachment. 

Today's news: Impeachment and the shafting of the LR School District

Impeachment and a dictatorial state Board of Education top the news roundup today.
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From Rock Candy

"The Mighty Mississippi: Heart and Soul of the Delta" at Clinton Center

A show about the music and art of the Delta packs a big punch in a little gallery at the Clinton Presidential Center.

ASO's Geoff Robson: collaborator-in-chief

“From the beginning," Robson said, "I realized that the orchestra is an organization that operates in a way that really values teamwork and the collective production of ideas."

Goon des Garcons is on a post-apocalyptic spree

Just in time to resonate as some post-apocalyptic Christmas cheer, Goon des Garcon's new EP extrapolates on the premise that humans have managed to bungle things up enough environmentally that we're living in "Hell City," a ravaged, water-starved and oxygen-deficient disaster zone.

Straight Outta Marked Tree: Five Questions with Brad Williams of The Salty Dogs

We caught up with Williams following the release of "Gold," a 29-track retrospective from Max Recordings featuring three new tracks with assists from Buck Trent and Lloyd Green, along with some of the barroom gems that have made The Salty Dogs a Little Rock treasure for the decade-plus across which the collection spans.

Kensuke Yamada: putting the 'ma' in art

UA Little Rock sculptor’s ceramic figures both invite, keep a distance.
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"Small Works on Paper" artists announced

Thirty-nine artworks by 35 Arkansas artists have been selected.

Meteor leaving LR landing spot

As Allied Cycle Works goes, so goes The Meteor.

Tedeschi Trucks Band made a "joyful noise"

The Jacksonville, Fla., 12-piece outfit delivered a two-hour set of all-the-music Nov. 16, from the take-you-to-church, gospel-inflected “Joyful Noise” to the closer, a Motown-flavored “I Want More” that morphed into the Santana instrumental classic, “Soul Sacrifice.”

Five dances, five moods in Ballet Arkansas’s “Debut”

Orson Welles once said that the enemy of art is the absence of limitation. Perhaps Michael Fothergill had a similar adage in mind when he drew up the rules for Ballet Arkansas’s most recent evening of new works.

The benefit of shamelessness: A Q&A with "That's What She Said" cofounder Leigh Wood

A Q&A with Leigh Wood, cofounder of the Northwest Arkansas live storytelling series "That's What She Said." We talk about the series, what makes a good story, and the benefit of shamelessness.
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Kream Kastle is a greasy spoon and a living fossil

Kream Kastle has no social media presence whatsoever. Neither does it take orders through various delivery apps. One might be tempted to call this place a throwback to an earlier era, an atavism, a living fossil. But we just call it that little drive-in on Highway 70 — you know, that tastee-freeze between Ten Mile Creek and the Lonsdale turnoff, the place where all the trucks are parked.

Meteor leaving LR landing spot

As Allied Cycle Works goes, so goes The Meteor.

Library Kitchen and Lounge: Book it for January

The new restaurant, in the old Gusano's location, will have a streetside to-go window, a "yard" at the front for lounging and live music on the weekends.

Copper Grill gets new owner

Dan Kovach, the former manager of Cajun's Wharf, which closed June 1, and business partner Lelan Stice are the new owners.

Plant-based pub grub: Add Ester's to the list of vegan hot spots in Little Rock

Alleged consumer confusion has never tasted so sweet. Long may the plant-based option grow in Arkansas.
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Dos Rocas relaunches as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos

Dos Rocas, which opened at 1220 S. Main St. in January, officially relaunched as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos on Thursday. Jack Sundell and Corri Bristow-Sundell, who own The Root Cafe, are now the sole owners of Mockingbird, which Sundell said will be taking an Arkansas local food approach to Latin American cuisine.

Ai Sushi I Chirashi Sushi Bowl- Hot Springs, Arkansas - FeastMode!

Sushi Chef Phin Liu shows us how he creates the Chirashi Sushi Bowl.

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, Oct. 25, at Diamond Bear Brewing (600 N. Broadway in North Little Rock), 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.
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