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Yes, the president is racist

Last night, only four Republicans voted for a resolution to condemn the president’s remarks. Four. The rest of the GOP members of Congress are either racists themselves or they are too cowardly to have any business representing anyone. It is no surprise that the Arkansas delegation all voted against the resolution. They have made it clear they are the president’s men through and through. Trump first. Arkansas second. 

Mahony releases new "Terrible Tom Cotton" campaign video

Josh Mahony, the Fayetteville man running to unseat U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, has released a video reminding voters how terrible Cotton is. There's lots of fodder.

Board of directors to vote on citizens review board ordinance next week, despite calls for delay

In Tuesday afternoon's board of directors agenda meeting, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey received criticism from city leaders about their proposed ordinance to create a citizens review board for the Little Rock Police Department. The ordinance will be up for a vote at next week's meeting, despite insistence from at-large directors Dean Kumpuris and Joan Adcock that a vote be delayed until residents are given more information about how the citizens review board will work.

Tuesday's headlines and open line

Mayor Scott to present citizens police review board ordinance; Edith Irby Jones, who desegregated UAMS, dies; Stuttgart to build solar power plant & state congressional delegation lamely responds to Trump's racist tweets.

Group protests arming security guards in the LRSD

Community activists with Grassroots Arkansas announced their opposition today to arming security guards in the Little Rock School District.

Serial killer jailed in California says he killed Pine Bluff woman

The Pine Bluff Commercial reported over the weekend that convicted serial killer Samuel Little has confessed to the 1994 murder of Jolanda Jones, 26, of Pine Bluff. Jones' body was found on Port Road, and according to a report by the Fox News Network, her death was originally attributed to drugs.

Hutchinson a great governor? Not so much.

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. introduced Governor Hutchinson at a meeting of the Little Rock Rotary Club last week and praised Hutchinson for his economic development efforts, his "laser focus on efficiency," "his heart" and sense of compassion for the state's citizens. He said Hutchinson would go down in the books as one of the greatest governors in the state's history. Today, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's John Brummett agreed. Say what?

Planned Parenthood to open new LR location

The Little Rock clinic of Planned Parenthood will open a "state-of-the-art health center" in August at 1501 Aldersgate Road.

Volunteers rescue dogs at flooded Humane Society

Volunteers have come to the rescue of 72 dogs in a flooded shelter in Arkadelphia.

I-30 underwater in Nevada and Clark County, other roads, too: UPDATE

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is reporting that portions of Interstate 30 in Clark and Nevada counties are closed due to high water and smaller roads in Howard, Hempstead, Pike, Nevada, Yell and Searcy counties are closed as a result of the continuing rainfall.
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Momentary museum announces opening date

The Walton family's latest artistic venture in Bentonville, the Momentary, a multidisciplinary venue for contemporary art modeled on Mass Moca, will open on 2/22/20.

Join the "Chorus" for Argenta

The Argenta Arts District will be the beneficiary of a special production of "A Chorus Line" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Argenta Community Theater.

Andrew Stanton headed to Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland 2019

This year, ACS brings in two-time Academy Award winner and Pixar architect Andrew Stanton, who's worked on films like "Finding Nemo," "Wall-E" and "Toy Story 4," and who directed two episodes of the second season of "Stranger Things."

2nd Friday Art Night: Quilts, prints, music, more

2nd Friday Art Night, the after-hours art stroll 5-8 p.m. tonight at multiple venues downtown, will feature quilts, live printmaking, collaborative music and art, fashion T-shirts, entertainment, craft beer and more. 

Before she was the breakout star of 'Stranger Things,' Maya Hawke starred in a Ben Dickey music video

Before she played Robin, Steve's wise-ass co-worker at Scoops Ahoy in the third season of "Stranger Things" and became this season's breakout star, Maya Hawke starred in a music video for Little Rock native Ben Dickey's song "Down the Shore."

Artspace Projects to come to LR (with correction)

Artspace Projects Inc., a nonprofit that develops affordable spaces for artists and has already met with creatives in four Northwest Arkansas cities, will hold a public meeting in Little Rock to evaluate the needs here.

Former Boston Foundation arts director to head Walton-funded arts organization

From the Walton Family Foundation and the Northwest Arkansas Council this morning comes a press release announcing the establishment of a regional arts organization, helmed by the former senior director of arts and culture at The Boston Foundation. 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pharoah Sanders and others among musicians with masters potentially lost in UMG fire

From our friends at Arkansongs, here's a list of Universal Music Group artists with masters potentially lost in the warehouse fire of June 1, 2008.

On Scarves and Sisterhood: A Q&A with Shabana Kauser

Painter and Pakistani immigrant to Fayetteville Shabana Kauser talks about her art, her sister and what she's been able to achieve.

"Stranger Things" still more than the sum of its pop culture parts

If the first season interrogated the nature of friendship, and the second trauma, this third season centers upon love and heroism.
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King Kone on top of the empire

King Kone’s large menu, a dictionary book of flavors, covers the entire front of the purple cinder-block building. But if you’re here, you probably have some variation of ice cream and/or burgers on your mind.
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Hillcrest's El Mezcal shows a lot of promise

Don’t take this as a full-fledged restaurant review from Arkansas Times: We’re just letting you know what we loved and what might need that aforementioned improvement (very little, we’ll tell you now!).

Patients impatient for the arrival of edibles in Arkansas: Feed thyself

We got buds in the oven.
Pic of That Ramen Place's Seaweed Salad

Ramen and the American Dream

Hard to pick a favorite at That Ramen Place.

Little Rock mocktail guide

Shirley Temple’s got some company.

A little bit about that bourbon at Pig & Swig

Calling all bourbon lovers! The Arkansas Times' 3rd annual Pig & Swig event on Friday, June 14, at the River Market Pavilions will feature five Knob Creek whiskeys.

Pizza D is back, of course

Perhaps to nobody's surprise, the doors to the beloved Stifft Station dive, Pizza D'Action, will open up once again this afternoon at 4 p.m., this time under the direction of Rev Room manager Mike Brown.

Summer is coming and so is Pig and Swig

It’s the time of year for seersucker suits, sipping whiskey and watching the river flow by. You can be that laid-back and party, too, at the third annual Arkansas Times Pig and Swig, coming to the River Market on Friday, June 14.
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The Capital's Seafood House off to a good start

Prince Williams hopes his bar and seafood shack will earn a reputation for solid food and keep people coming back. The duck gumbo will make us return.

The deep-fried cauliflower at Blue Sage Vegan is your new favorite sandwich

If you are not currently wedging some deep-fried cauliflower into your work week, you might not be doing it right. 
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