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Check out photos from our Best of Arkansas party

We celebrated the winners of the Arkansas Times annual Best of Arkansas readers poll at the Albert Pike Masonic Center on June 27 with a "Boogie Nights" party. 

Phillip Rex Huddleston is making a Little Rock-based mail-in multimedia mystery

Equal parts Hasbro and hoodoo, the website beckons mail-in entries from its audience in the parlance of vintage ads for Ouija boards: "Tap into the afterlife!" "Mail in your most burning questions and our members will call upon their extraordinary powers to retrieve your answers."

bLAck pARty misses Arkansas, probably

Malik Flint (bLAck pARty) and director Alex Grove put a new video out yesterday, and it's a postcard to Flint's home state.

White Water Tavern calls for artwork to auction at Adam Faucett benefit

Beloved singer/songwriter Adam Faucett announced a temporary hiatus from performing while he recovers from a cyst on his vocal cords, and musicians and artists in Arkansas (and beyond) are mobilizing efforts for a benefit show in his honor.

Beth Ditto joins cast of bizarre Showtime series "On Becoming a God in Central Florida:" UPDATE

Multi-hyphenate talent Beth Ditto makes a bold, strange move for her acting career in the new Showtime series, "On Becoming a God in Central Florida." Set in 1992 near Orlando, Fla., Kirsten Dunst stars as Krystal Stubbs, an ambitious water park employee who gets embroiled in an insidious pyramid scheme. Ditto plays Bets, the wife of Stubbs' employer and a cautious voice of reason against Founders American Franchise, the multi-level marketing outfit seeking wealth and power at all costs.

Beach Reads: Three collections worth getting lost in this summer

As much as we all envision ourselves on vacation in a deep literary trance for hours on end, summer days don't work that way, especially for those of us with young ones to keep alive. Here are three books that may be flying under your radar — all of which have an Arkansas connection, and all of which are collections, and therefore a bit more forgiving of the inevitable toddler-adjacent interruption.

Check out 607's promising new web series

607, Arkansas's the world's most prolific rapper, just unveiled a new web interview series called "Drive Time (RAW)" that you need to check out.

'Get up there and do it': Kimbie Akins talks Full Figure Fashion Weekend

Kurvy Kuties, a full figure modeling and entertainment company, will be launching the 10th anniversary of Little Rock’s Full Figure Fashion Weekend, to take place 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center Sunday, June 23.
Picture of George Takei from "The Terror: Infamy"

UA grad Tony Tost's new historical horror show, set in a Japanese internment camp, stars George Takei, who was confined in Arkansas camp

Tony Tost, a University of Arkansas graduate and up-and-coming TV screenwriter and producer, has a new project: He's co-executive producer and writer on season two of AMC's "The Terror: Infamy."

$1 million gift for TheatreSquared

Lynn Carver, the chairman of the board of TheatreSquared, and her husband, Dr. Joel Carver, will give $1 million to the Our Next Stage capital campaign.

New record store, Control, opens Saturday in Hillcrest

"When Wes told me the idea of the name 'Control,' I thought it was a perfect fit for a record store. I’ve always thought of music was a way to take control of your world. Whether it's personal or political, music is a way to find your way through everything."

2nd Friday Art Night roundup: Art, music, living history

Coming Friday, June 14: A busy 2nd Friday Art Night features new exhibits, new venues, and gamblers and tavern owners over at the Old State House Museum.