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Pearls About Swine: Razorbacks got screwed

But as the sordid, absolutely predictable and totally warrantless cavity search disguised as officiating went down, I was kind of excited to be pissed off again, to be brutally honest.

RIP Bob Boyd (1936-2020)

We mark the passing of an Arkansas music educator, performer, entrepreneur and mentor Bob Boyd (May 26, 1936-Oct. 8, 2020), whose proprietorship of the Boyd Music store fostered a love of music among young Central Arkansas musicians for 38 years.
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Pandemic music from Rodney Block, Yuni Wa, Bonnie Montgomery, Princeaus, Brad Byrd and more

New music, out and forthcoming, from Rodney Block, Bonnie Montgomery, Bailey Bigger, Yuni Wa, Princeaus, and Brad Byrd.

You can get a pendant of Mike Pence's fly from Bang-Up Betty

Within hours of that fateful moment in the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate when a fly alighted atop Michael Richard Pence's fleecy helmet of hair, Bowers' company Bang-Up Betty had fashioned a souvenir to mark the occasion.

"Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President," "9 to 5: The Story of a Movement" and more at the Hot Springs doc fest drive-in

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the longest-running documentary film fest in North America, is putting on a virtual/drive-in hybrid of an event this year, with a total of 110 films (50 feature-length, 60 shorts); 50 percent of which are directed by women and 47 percent made by filmmakers of color.

Six Bridges Book Fest kicks off today, and the lineup is stacked

Central Arkansas Library System’s Six Bridges Book Festival, nee Arkansas Literary Festival, is upon us, and it’s stacked as ever, virtually so this time around.

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"Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist" up in double feature for "Ales from the Crypt" Oct. 24

Two local breweries, East Sixth Brewing Co. and Stone's Throw Brewing, are teaming up for "Ales from the Crypt," a fall beerfest at war Memorial Stadium with a double feature showing of "Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist," 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

Three more weeks of Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides

We may not be trick-or-treating this year (are we?), but we can certainly decorate. What better place to pick up decorative gourds than local pumpkin patches, and why not get lost in a corn maze while you're at it?

Emily J. Lordi and DJ Lyneé Denise talk Janelle Monae, Nina Simone and more on Oxford American's Landmark Sessions tonight

Tonight on Oxford American's Landmark Sessions: OA Managing Editor Danielle A. Jackson moderates a discussion with Vanderbilt professor Emily J. Lordi and DJ Lyneé Denise called "The Meaning of Soul."

The rebirth of Razorback football?

You want to know why Arkansas knocking off Mississippi State — I resist usage of the term “upset” despite the Bulldogs’ inflated new ranking — was so damn special?
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Comedy nights continue at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse; theater raising funds to survive the pandemic

The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse remains the comedy hub of the riverfront area, and the 100-seat cabaret theater in Argenta is raising funds to help it weather the economic storm that's devastated live performance calendars everywhere.

Calling all women artists for the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts' artist registry

Women artists, get yourself on the registry with Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA).

LatinX on stage in Northwest Arkansas

The troupe tells stories of their lives with original drama, hip-hop, song and poetry.

"Nomadland," "One Night in Miami" and more at Filmland this weekend

Releasing a film in 2020 is tough, but luckily for us, Arkansas Cinema Society is leveraging the year’s weirdness to bring the likes of Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland" and Regina King's "One Night in Miami."
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UAMS leader Patterson has music bona fides

Somewhere in this stuffed-to-the-gills life, UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson’s not-so-secret identity as a hardcore music fanatic and music maker has emerged with clues dropped along the way, including the photo of Big Star’s "#1 Record" on his Twitter profile. He answers all our music-related questions.

Amy Garland, Mandy McBryde, Joe Sundell and more on for John Prine tribute concert in SoMa

Local musicians pay tribute to Prine's memory for the benefit of Washington Elementary School.

More Chris Maxwell and Elegant Too: 'Bob's Burgers' greenlit for 12th and 13th seasons

"Bob's Burgers" fans can plan to hear a lot more from Arkansas songwriter Chris Maxwell and his duo Elegant Too.

The 2020 Razorback football preview

Pearls About Swine's post-pandemic preseason special, part 1 of 2.

Graham Gordy to pen series adaptation of "Florida Man"

Arkansas-based screenwriter and producer ("Quarry," "True Detective," "Antiquities") Graham Gordy will pen a limited series based on Tom Cooper's novel "Florida Man."

Double dose of David Arquette coming with a Filmland screening and "12 Hour Shift," filmed in Jonesboro

Actor, producer, director and professional wrestler David Arquette has found a lot of reasons to stay connected to Arkansas, his marriage to Hope native Christina McLarty Arquette not least among them, and he'll be popping up on screens in Arkansas in October for his work in two films: "You Cannot Kill David Arquette" and "12 Hour Shift." 
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