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Decked out in totality: an eclipse merch roundup

Look, there are throngs of visitors coming to our state for the solar eclipse on April 8 and somehow the weather prognostications have eclipsed the "what are we wearing" question. Embarrassing! Here are a few sartorial accompaniments we've spotted around town and online as the moon rolls out its shadow over The Natural State.
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Pour your own in uptown Fayetteville at Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom

We paid a visit to Fayetteville's Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom, where you can don a nifty bracelet, build your own wood-fired pizzas and pour your own beers.

New EP by Honey Collective

Built on lithe, hushed drum grooves and unexpected chords, the four-song release borrows from the worlds of jazz, R&B, soul and indie rock.

Fayetteville Central BBQ announces date for grand opening 

Acclaimed Memphis-based barbecue joint Central BBQ has set the date for the opening of its first Arkansas location at the site of the old Farmers' Co-op at 417 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. in the new South Yard Development in Fayetteville.

Orthodox Farmhouse Brewery fills underserved niche in burgeoning Northwest Arkansas beer scene

In early April, Ashlyn and Jesse Gagnon opened Orthodox Farmhouse Brewery and taproom 15 minutes east of Fayetteville in the middle of an Arkansas pasture. It fills a niche in its beer and its location that's been underserved in the burgeoning Northwest Arkansas beer scene.

Documentary on Arkansas renters' rights to screen in Fayetteville

In response to the appalling lack of protections for tenants in Arkansas, human rights attorney Stephen Coger and Iron Lotus Creative have put together "A Safe Place To Sleep," a 17-minute documentary featuring conversations with the vulnerable renters across Arkansas who have been most affected by this legislative oversight and the advocates who are working to make things right.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema+Drive-In to be part of Fayetteville's swank new Aronson retail, entertainment and residential development

Today a press release from the company confirms that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and its franchise partner Catchlight Entertainment will be opening its first Arkansas location in Fayetteville. It will be the cinema company's first theater complex with permanent drive-in capabilities.

Is Fayetteville getting an Alamo Drafthouse?

Fayetteville Flyer reported today that Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema added a new Fayetteville location to its company website. Fayetteville Flyer listed the address as 3552 Hwy 112 on the former 112 Drive-In property.

Former child actor Jennette McCurdy, author of "I'm Glad My Mom Died," to speak in Fayetteville

Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

'Somewhere Before': A Q&A with Modeling

Connor, Cuinn and Ryan Brogan of the band Modeling — influenced by movie soundtracks like “Blade Runner,” “The Terminator” and “Braveheart” — share their creative process behind their "lockdown" album and their plans for new music in 2023.

The Meteor Cafe announces second Northwest Arkansas location in Fayetteville's South Yard

The Meteor Cafe is the third restaurant announced for Fayetteville's new South Yard development located at the site of the former Farmer's Coop on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South School Avenue.

Beast of a Time: A Q&A with Ayana Gray

Little Rock’s Ayana Gray weaves a love of history and power struggles into pan-African young adult fiction. We talk with Gray about man-eating lions, book sales during a pandemic, her dog Dolly, and the exotic land that is Arkansas, perpetually mystifying America at large.