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Tackling Period Poverty in Arkansas: A Q&A with Emmarie Gates

Gates is the founder of the first Arkansas chapter of Period, a movement that works to distribute tampons, pads and menstrual cups to those in need, and to educate people about the need for increased access to period products in schools and shelters.

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.

Joshua Mahony thinks there are enough reasonable Arkansans for him to unseat Tom Cotton

Joshua Mahony is running for the Democratic Party nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in the 2020 general election. I recently spoke with Mahony about his candidacy and policies, including the precarious position of the Arkansas farmer, how morality and justice should shape the immigration debate, and the values he learned growing up in El Dorado.

Jeff Nichols’ Filmland captures an industry in transition 


The emperor's new viola: a 1938 instrument makes its way from Little Rock to Tokyo Imperial Palace

Between Tuesday, May 21, and Monday, May 27, 2019, a viola inscribed with the initials “IA” made its way from a quaint 1880s carriage house in Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter to the hands of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, a gift from President Trump on the occasion of Naruhito’s ascent to the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.