'Eric LaRue,' Michael Shannon's directorial debut, will screen at Filmland

"Eric LaRue" casts Judy Greer in the role of Janice LaRue, a mother trying to make sense of her place in the world and her community after her son shoots and kills three of his high school classmates.
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King Biscuit Blues Festival kicks off on Wednesday

Though it's hard to beat 2022 headliner Mavis Staples, this year's King Biscuit is led by performances from Ruthie Foster, the Nick Moss Band and Tab Benoit, who'll be backed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Poets Carolyn Forché and Garrett Hongo to read in Conway

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, National Book Award finalist Carolyn Forché will be at UCA, and on Thursday, Oct. 5, Pulitzer Prize nominee Garrett Hongo is coming to Hendrix.

'Sorry, I Was Drunk': A Q&A with rapper Como Sasaki

Nestled between the cracks of drug-infused lyrics and bass-riddled instrumentals lies a cluster of individuals who speak more to the day-to-day struggles of not just being a rapper, but a person. One emcee quickly positioning himself atop that realm is Como Sasaki.

'Hip Hop Hello' features Guinness World Record recipient Romane Armand

In the latest episode of "Hip Hop Hello," a weekly radio program on Bentonville Community Radio, host Clint Schaff interviews Romane Armand, who broke the Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle rap (24 hours and 49 seconds!) in 2014 while he was living in Bentonville.

Indie rock quartet Way Away hones their nostalgia on two new songs

The word "nostalgic" gets thrown around a lot when describing indie rock music, but I defy you not to think about your ex or your childhood cul-de-sac amid the dreamy lushness of a Way Away song.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opens season with Respighi's 'Pines of Rome'

The program features violinist Jennifer Frautschi, whose work as a soloist prompted a critic to marvel at her “breathtaking conflation of grace and grit."

It's all horror, all month long at Ron Robinson Theater in October

October picks include "Psycho," "Ghostbusters," "The Shining" and more.

Garrard Conley's new book is a queer love story set in Puritan New England

Glowing reviews of Garrard Conley's forthcoming book, "All The World Beside," a queer love story set in Puritan New England, which critic Edmund White says “teaches us that in Puritan America the scarlet letter was not A for adultery but H for homosexuality and that the only romance with God is tense and tragic.”

Five reasons to go see Stevie Nicks at Simmons Bank Arena in March

In honor of the news today from Simmons Bank Arena that Our Lady of Layered Fabrics Stevie Nicks will be paying a visit to Central Arkansas next spring, here are five reasons to go and pay homage.

Six Bridges Book Festival is imminent

Among dozens of others, the festival’s presenters include national bestsellers Andrew Sean Greer, Justin Torres, Rebecca Makkai and Curtis Sittenfeld, as well as Arkansas natives Kevin Brockmeier, Eli Cranor and Monica Potts.

Sylvan Esso absolutely rocked The Hall on Monday night

Hundreds of Little Rock fans were moving, grooving and drinking Monday night away with Sylvan Esso at The Hall.

FORMAT Fest is this weekend

Despite FORMAT Festival's controversial move from the 250-acre Sugar Creek Airstrip to the much smaller Momentary grounds in downtown Bentonville, the lineup is still impressive.

Yodel, but make it hardcore: A Q&A with Nick Shoulders

Though Nick Shoulders has been firmly based in Fayetteville since 2020, we spoke with him over the phone in Casper, Wyo., where he was “wandering the alleys in the shade” on day 45 of a 57-stop tour. From there, he reflected on his traditional origins, his new album and how the ancient mouth bow can be used as a resistance tool.

Jeff Nichols' new movie, 'The Bikeriders,' is coming to Filmland

Starring Jodie Comer, Austin Butler and Tom Hardy, "The Bikeriders" follows the tumultuous ascent of a fictional '60s Chicago-area motorcycle gang.

This week's 'Hip Hop Hello' radio show hosts belonging strategist Monica Kumar

In the latest episode of "Hip Hop Hello," a weekly radio program on Bentonville Community Radio, host Clint Schaff interviews Monica Kumar, a belonging strategist involved with NWA Welcoming Week.

Arkansas Times Film Series screens ‘The Mirror’ (1997) Tuesday night

Partway through Jafar Panahi's second feature film, the main character breaks the fourth wall, rips off her costume and declares she doesn’t want to act anymore, leaving it up to the crew to decide how to respond.

Oxford American awarded Whiting Literary Magazine Prize

Among this year's seven recipients are prestigious publications like n+1, Los Angeles Review of Books and The Paris Review, proving once again that the Conway-based magazine's reach and prowess is beyond regional.

Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso arrives at The Hall next week

Though their songs are catchy and almost danceable, the foundation of synths on which they’re constructed is modular and stuttering, as if to temper the vocal sweetness of singer Amelia Meath.

Isaac Alexander benefit show features Big Silver, The Easys, The Screaming Mimes and more

It's basically a tour through Alexander's rich history of local collaboration over the past three decades, encompassing nearly every project he's ever been involved with.