Our 37-cent stamps are out of fashion, and we needed to stay out of debtors’ prison, so The Observer dropped in at the U.S. Post Office.
Vol 4 • No 2
So is Bro.-Gov. Huckabee packing or not? On the TV with Steve Barnes recently, he said he’d got a permit, and he endorsed a Florida law that invites minding-their-own-bidness packers to pretty much blow away anybody who messes with them. But he woul
A map filed with the city Planning Department this week gave the first specifics on how Pulaski Academy’s announced purchase of next-door Fellowship Bible Church could ease longstanding daily traffic snarls on Hinson Road.
IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … POLITICS. Bill Halter got in the Democratic primary race for governor and instantly he and Attorney General Mike Beebe, the other announced Democrat, actually began discussing issues.
Who said Arkansas was the buckle of the Bible belt? No major candidate for governor flatly opposes a state lottery.
Rules and relegations: “A year ago, the Golden Eagles guard saw plenty of playing time, but his inexperience and abilities regulated him to being a role player.”
Ruth Whitney, who serves as Attorney General Mike Beebe's chief of staff, is also a paid staff member of Beebe's campaign for governor.
Bill Halter entered the governor’s race last week, and it’s a good thing. In one day there was substantive clarification of where the Democratic candidates stand on some of the issues.
It’s a bright, cool Saturday morning in this lovably gritty city of Little Rock in this lovably eccentric state of Arkansas. I just watched Bill Halter, a Rhodes Scholar from North Little Rock and Catholic High who ran the Social Security Administrati
It appears that the Department of Education, legislators, the governor and would-be governors are at last getting ready to improve the education of Arkansas’s students.
It has got to be “wholly a pleasure” to finally get the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to rewrite the history of 1957 to conform to your warped version.
A Mena resident who found the only money recovered from the famous 1971 D.B. Cooper plane hijacking and robbery is preparing to sell what is left of his bounty.
If you always had an academic curiosity about how Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated national health insurance plan would have worked if Congress had enacted it a dozen years ago you need only to follow the Medicare Part D drug program.
This week: Farm-fresh produce; tax credits; and TV show casting in Little Rock
Amy Lee won't drop in, but there will be plenty of Seether hits, plus appearances by Shinedown, Halestorm and Flyleaf, at the Winterfresh SnoCore Tour on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Clear Channel Metroplex. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. Call 217-
Northwest Arkansas continues to produce popular music acts. The venerable blues-rock Cate Brothers still perform regularly, as do the younger jam-rock groups led by B Side and the Sarah Hughes Band. But the club music scene seems to be suffering.
Right-wing television commentator and author Ann Coulter, whose appearances at colleges and pronouncements about the current state of politics often have stirred controversy, will appear on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Philander Smith College.
Starving Artist Cafe serves crepes — stuffed with shrimp or chicken and served with roasted potatoes on the side as entrees, or with apples and other fruit as dessert. We saw them on the menu and were shot back in time.
What's cooking: Chloe's, Cable Car Pizza, Theo's and Hog Haus in Fayetteville. Updates: Choo-Choo Cafe in North Little Rock, Jose's Mexican Grill and Cantina in Hot Springs.
Nashville song larks Karen Mal and Laurie McClain will appear at Acoustic Sounds Cafe at the Second Presbyterian Church on Friday, Jan. 27.
“One Sticky Showcase” is the catch-phrase being applied to the first Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase to be held at Sticky Fingerz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack in the River Market district beginning tonight (Thursday, Jan. 26). Sticky Fingerz and KKPT-FM,
Country music lovers have long had to share George Strait with some of us middle-of-the-road pop music fans who appreciate a great voice when we hear it. Strait, who is as pure country as it gets, drew another record crowd to Alltel Arena on Saturday, an
You may have heard about the controversy surrounding author James Frey and the Oprah Book Club-selected memoir “A Million Little Pieces” — which purports to be the record of Frey’s life of crime in pursuit of drugs and alcohol. A current literary scandal
FAYETTEVILLE — Robbie Robertson called it “kill music.” It just kept “coming at you,” he said, pounding away at your cares and troubles. Ronnie Hawkins, who paved the way for its growth, simply called it “racket” (as in noise). Then he practically ass
“Crowns,” described as a joyous celebration of black women and their church hats, opens Friday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
"Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" continues.
For those who haven’t yet experienced the rich imagery and drama of Jo McDougall’s poetry, “Towns Facing Railroads” at the Arkansas Rep’s Second Stage is a great place to start.
One of the characteristics of Terrence Malick’s rare steps behind the camera as director is the brilliance in the way he brings nature onto the screen.
NEW YANKEE WORKSHOP: POKER TABLE Noon, Saturday, Jan. 28 AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2) CELEBRITY FIT CLUB 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 VH-1 (Comcast Ch. 56) HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: SODOM AND GOMORRAH 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 The Histo
Tonight (Thursday, Jan. 26), the curator of African art at the New Orleans Museum of Art will talk and give a slide show to give visitors to the Arts Center’s current main exhibit some background in the masterworks and the cultures that created them.
Not a week into the race, Bill Halter’s campaign accuses Mike Beebe’s campaign of dirty politics. Even worse, Halter’s campaign accuses Mike Beebe’s campaign of being “Karl Rovian.”