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'From Dixie with Love': A Q&A with Trae Crowder, The Liberal Redneck

While the South continues to serve as the primary scapegoat for the rest of the United States when matters of race and exploitation come to the fore of public consciousness, Crowder sees it as part of his mission to complicate that image — to show that someone from a rural, impoverished background can embody cosmopolitan values and progressive ideals.

George Takei’s “They Called Us Enemy” exhumes Rohwer, comic book-style

In “They Called Us Enemy,” the “Star Trek” actor’s new graphic novel memoir from Top Shelf, Takei tells the story of his family being removed from their homes in 1942 and sent by train to an internment camp — a euphemism, Takei notes archly, for imprisonment — in southeast Arkansas.

Jeff Nichols’ Filmland captures an industry in transition 

In the span of five days, the stage at Verizon Arena has seen a symphonic set from Weird Al Yankovic,...

Lynyrd Skynyrd returns to Little Rock in October

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the First Security Amphitheater October 12.
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Shakey Joe Harless is Alpena's harp mic hero

How an Alpena transplant's microphones have landed in Steven Tyler's hands — and in David Bowie's dreams. 

'Bebop is the original trap': QNote & Philli Moo

“It’s the gumbo,” Moo said. “You’ve got everything. There’s a whole bunch of stuff in it. Yet, it’s still real good.” 

Beth Ditto dolls up as Divine in new short doc series

White County punk rocker/fashionista/actor Beth Ditto is the subject of The Face Magazine's new series debut, "Superfan."

Reviving the Rockwood: A Q&A with Mark Risk

With real estate prowess and access to private collections of memorabilia, Mark Risk and his team hope to revive Fayetteville's legendary Rockwood Club — and to establish a museum that testifies to its legacy of live music.
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Eddie Murphy to portray Fort Smith native Rudy Ray Moore

Eddie Murphy will potray Fort Smith native and pioneering comedian Rudy Ray “Dolomite” Moore in an upcoming biopic on Netflix, Deadline reports. Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock and Keegan-Michael Key also star.

Slideshow: World's largest Tesla coil bolts into Little Rock

Our photographer Brian Chilson was onsite to catch California scientist Greg Leyh's creation in action. 

Gafford gives good showing; ditto for former Hog baseball players in the pros

It’s summer, and the only thing to do now is wait, and digest all the recruiting and preseason football and basketball news that comes to the fore.

Former Times art director, UA Fort Smith grad becomes Vietnamese reality TV star

Quan "Jason" Ho was the art director at the Arkansas Times from 2017 to 2018 after graduating from UA Fort Smith. We knew him as a quiet, talented designer, who dressed way cooler than any of us. Now, he's a reality star in Vietnam.
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'Nature's Nation' at Crystal Bridges: How artists portray our environment

Valerie Hegarty’s melted image of Bridal Veil Falls (“Fallen Bierstadt,” 2007) that hangs next to Albert Bierstadt’s painting of the Yosemite landmark (Bridal Veil Falls, ca. 1871-73) serves as a not so abstract abstract for the message of “Nature’s Nation: American Art and the Environment.”

The Looks release posthumous album with a show from The Moving Front, Congrats! and Stifft Beat

Rather than trying to reunite sans their frontman Victor Wiley, the group decided to turn the release show into a listening party, with sets from the formidable The Moving Front, Congrats and Stifft Beat.

Civil Axe Throwing opens downtown Little Rock location Aug. 1

It's official: Downtown Little Rock is getting an axe-throwing place.

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.

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."

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. 
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