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The second Little Rock crisis

The second Little Rock crisis

November 1, 2019

Vol 45 • No 27

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Several thousand LRSD supporters gathered at Central High School on Oct. 9 to protest the state’s treatment of the school district.

The second Little Rock crisis

The city braces for a teachers strike and indefinite state control of the school district.

Orval visits the State Board of Education

Its plan to replace socialist schools with capitalist ones is progressing nicely.

Little Rock's downtown is mostly parking lots

How much of downtown real estate should be devoted simply to parked cars? Not so much, city planners across the country write. Beside the fact that parking lots aren’t the highest use of urban property, asphalt expanses create unappealing dead zones. But, as Little Rock Planning Director Jamie Collins said recently, “Arkansas is a strong property rights state,” meaning it’s unlikely Little Rock is going to restrict surface parking except in designated historic areas.

Marko Monroe on Styling Pop Culture’s Feel-Good Goddess Lizzo

A Q&A with the Little Rock native and stylist to rapper, singer and flautist Lizzo.

A look at old Little Rock via the Hotel Sam Peck

From memoirs by Henryetta Peck and Robert Peck

1957 redux

The rivers of history tend to flow parallel and from time to time they intersect with calamitous effect, as the government this fall taught us in Arkansas once again.

Gates out; greyhounds, too

Also, corporate tax rates hurt state, Trader Joe's opens and more.

Straight outta Westark: Rudy Ray Moore

‘Ghetto expressionist’ Rudy Ray Moore hustled and cursed his way to underground fame — and above-ground cultural influence.
Picture of men at a bar at Coletta's Italian restaurant, an Elvis favorite in Memphis.

A music lover's guide to Memphis

Set the radio dial to WEVL-FM, 89.9, Memphis' all-volunteer local radio station. We’re about to drive you to the spots in the town that gave birth to rock ’n’ roll and is full of soul.

Cannabis card clinics come to Arkansas

New clinics help patients get certification that the state requires.


For us, Halloween has become the greatest thing one can do with underpants on, a chance for adults to be kids again and for kids to consider an insulated-by-fun glimpse of all those things that you must confront as an adult: the unknown, the macabre, the unsettling.

Feeding strangers on the Pig Trail: Martin Philip's "Baker Maker Roadshow"

How Martin Philip left Fayetteville for a career in opera, ended up head baker at King Arthur Flour instead, and returned home with a bike full of biscuits.