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Recommended reading: Ling Ma's "Severance" is an uncanny novel for these times

Ma's debut novel is a prescient look at life during a pandemic, but it's also an uncanny meditation on work.

Oxford American podcast gets $350K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

"Points South," a podcast from the Oxford American, is the recipient of a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Our small newsroom has been working tirelessly to report on the latest coronavirus developments along with all the other news that matters. Please support us with a cash gift.

Arkansas Times wants to see your masks

We want to see your homemade masks. Send a photo to calendar@arktimes.com. Need a pattern? Try the CDC's fabric pattern or one of its two no-sew options. 

Pressing On: A dispatch and some recommended reading from UA Press

We check in with David Scott Cunningham, editor-in-chief at UA Press.

SXSW to open up its film festival collection online for free

SXSW is turning the film festival selections it had slated for its now-canceled 2020 lineup into an online festival. 

From Nigeria to rural Arkansas: Oluwatobi Adewumi on culture shock, crowns and quarantine

"I kind of lean towards beauty — to me, beauty carries more weight," Adewumi said. "Women have some kind of energy. … To me, they speak volumes more."
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CALS launches curbside library service at two branches

CALS launches curbside pickup at the Main and Terry Library branches.

Electric Ghost and Few launch 'Support Hospitality Workers' merch

Arlton Lowry of Few.io, Shannon and Brooks Tipton of Electric Ghost/Phantom Palm and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership are linking up to help out-of-work or underemployed service industry workers.

Belong, at The Momentary

Walton-backed venue opens (momentarily) in Bentonville.

Lights out at the White Water: A Q&A with Matt White

We talk with Matt White, co-owner of the storied White Water Tavern, about the bar's hiatus.
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Watching "Ozark?" Listen for Little Rock musicians on Episode 9

Check out the (mostly) Little Rock outfit The Romany Rye on the new season of Netflix's "Ozark."

COVID-19 pushes the pause button on the Little Rock music industry

Arkansas musicians and venue owners talk about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music industry.

Blowout: Little Rock’s beauty and tattoo workers talk pandemic

We talked to five people in (and around) the beauty and grooming industry about COVID-19-related closures, and about what they see coming in the months ahead. 

A guide to sports on the screen in the age of COVID-19

Where to watch sports in a (mostly) sports-less world.
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Wednesday Night Poetry marks its 1,626th consecutive week with a virtual open mic

The legendarily long-running poetry series in Hot Springs goes live tonight at 7 p.m. CST on the WNP Facebook page, with "video poems" from over 40 poets near and far presented as a "virtual open mic." 

Make a movie this weekend for 48 Hour Film's "Stuck at Home" series

Holed up at home? Might as well make a movie.

Surviving the coronavirus: A Q&A with Ashlie Atkinson

We caught up with Atkinson yesterday about the virus, its impacts on New York economy, and why you should listen to the folks telling you to STAY HOME. 

Free resources to keep your kids entertained at home

Check out these free online resources for kids that will hopefully make social distancing a little bit easier and more enjoyable for everyone.

Shoog Radio's got your local livestream calendar

Check out Shoog Radio's weekly Gig Guide — this week, a compilation of local artists with livestreams scheduled this week, or artists who lost gigs this week due to cancelations.

Museum of Discovery hosts cardboard construction contest

If home deliveries mean you've got some cardboard lying around, put it to use in a tinkering project co-sponsored by Museum of Discovery and Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. 
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