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More than memorials in Elaine

In a broken present-day Elaine, locals strategize about economic revival.
Army bringing farmers to town

To Those Known and Unknown: The Elaine Massacre Memorial

September 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Elaine massacre in Eastern Arkansas’s Phillips County. A century ago, white posses and U.S. soldiers shot and killed what may have been hundreds of African Americans, most of them tenant farmers, over a period of four days.

Best of Arkansas 2019

The winners of our annual readers' survey.

The essential guide to Northwest Arkansas

Boudoir photos for all bodies

Amber Lane Roberts got her first camera when she was 7 years old and began shooting professionally at age 23, in 2009. Roberts says she’s shot “everything” — football games, events at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, weddings, families and newborns — but boudoir photography “always came the easiest” for her.

2019 Best of Arkansas editors' picks

Best homemade breakfast treats, place to entertain out of town guests from a dry county, reason to listen to commercial rock radio and more.

Matt White’s photography is an exercise in empathy

Some photographs are worth revering because they imply a sense of motion. Matt White’s photographs are worth revering because they imply a pause.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette shifts to digital delivery

Publisher Walter Hussman tries to save the news by stopping the presses.
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Arkansas Brewers Guild grows alongside state’s beer industry

The state beer brewers alliance has helped Arkansas craft beer grow faster than other states.
An image of the modern Pettaway neighborhood home of Gregory Smith and Donald Johnson

A new look for Pettaway

Little Rock's Pettaway neighborhood, once plagued by gang activity, is amid a revival, thanks to incomers and novel construction. New residents say they want the area to remain as diverse as the architecture.
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Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019

Suggestions from thinking people on how to improve life in Arkansas.

KOKY's long history of amplifying black voices in Little Rock

KOKY has served as a beacon for black listeners from its beginning in 1956, establishing itself as a source for music, updates and community that African Americans in Little Rock — and across the state — couldn’t get anywhere else, particularly in the limited media landscape for black listeners in the mid-20th century.
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Touring the Talimena Scenic Byway

A guide to touring the Ouachita Mountains in Oklahoma and Arkansas along the Talimena Scenic Byway.
Gov. Orval Faubus greets a voter in Clinton in 1962.

A forgotten candidate and the 1962 Arkansas governor’s race

Dave Cox's forgotten campaign and the 1962 election for Arkansas governor. An exclusive excerpt of Ernie Dumas' political memoir.

Refugees from an Ozarks cult detail abuse

They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.

All hail the anti-hotel in Arkansas

Take shelter in an oddity.

Windgate Foundation draws attention to the arts, its benefits

It's become the Johnny Appleseed of Arkansas arts education.

The unbearable whiteness of being

What's lost when we consider the history of racial violence from a white perspective.

Flash Point: Race, fire, police and Little Rock's new mayor

Can the city's first elected black mayor heal the racial divisions that have long plagued the city's fire and police departments?

The Hot Springs mile-pie club

Spa City is swiftly becoming a polestar for pizza.

Best restaurants in Arkansas 2019

Our readers pick the best.

Essential New Orleans

An extensive guide to eating, drinking, dancing, karaoke-ing, strolling and Carnivaling in the Crescent City.

Black Boys at the Barre

By connecting classical dance to a broader history of black movement, C. Michael Tidwell influenced generations of teenagers.

A Little Rock late-night eatery rundown

Nine for the nighttime.
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