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Readers Choice 2020

Readers Choice 2020

February 1, 2020

Vol 45 • No 30

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The past and future of Hall High School

Once a school of choice, now in the crosshairs of the State Board of Education, Little Rock Hall prepares to hit the reset button.

Best Restaurants in Arkansas 2020

Our annual Readers Choice issue that celebrates the best in food in Arkansas is not a beauty contest. Good dining is about substance as well as ambiance. Kitchens are beehive-busy with battle plans, where great creativity meets vigorous chopping and stirring and strategic use of the stove.

Inconsequential News Quiz: Partially Smooshed Edition

Play at home, after asking your hogs how they would spend $6.2 million.

Clinton probes discover zilch

More fake scandals.

A civil rights crossroads in Little Rock

The 1974 National Black Political Convention.

The cost of cannabis

Dispensaries share how they price their products and their hopes for the growing industry.

The last bar

True story: Heaven is a bar where the World Series is always on TV, it’s always happy hour, and “Lay Lady Lay,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” or “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is eternally playing on the jukebox. An old bubblefront Wurlitzer, maybe, or one of those early ’60s jobs full of 45s, glowing like the command console of the U.S.S. Enterprise next to the squat battleship of the cigarette machine. Quarter for three plays. Make your choices and take your chances, kid.