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posted: 08/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Morgan, R A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) travels to a remote, top-secret location to investigate a bio-engineered child (Anya Taylor-Joy) who has begun to become dangerous. With Rose Leslie, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti; directed by Luke Scott. Sept. 2

Homeland Security investigating hack of 'SNL' star Leslie Jones' website

updated: 08/25/2016 2:04 p.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — Department of Homeland Security investigators said Thursday that they are investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

Restaurant Transitions: JJ’s Grill opens, new sports bar in Heights, plan for Melting Pot in Little Rock fizzles

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

JJ's Grill Little Rock has opened in the former Another Round/Villa space in the Rock Creek Shopping Center, 12111 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Kitchen hours are 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; the bar stays open until 2. The phone number is (501) 891-6769. No word yet on an opening date for the new JJ's in the former Jose's Mexican Restaurant, 324 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville, which would become the chain's eighth outlet (the one in Little Rock, two in Rogers, one other in Fayetteville, one each in Fort Smith, Conway and Bella Vista). The menu for all locations is the same and available on the website,

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar continues the fight

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

We couldn't believe that it has been eight whole years since Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar opened in Little Rock's Shackleford Crossings Shopping Center.

Names and faces

updated: 08/25/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is a girl on fire -- at least monetarily speaking. Lawrence topped Forbes magazine's list as the world's highest-paid actress for the second-straight year, banking $46 million thanks to her paycheck for the final Hunger Games installment.


posted: 08/25/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

1 COLORS OF LOVE Music (including reggae, R&B, soul, rock and hip-hop), food, craft brews, art and entertainment are all part of the Roots Art Connection’s “Colors of Love: Art and Multicultural Festival,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in Argenta Plaza, Sixth and Main streets, North Little Rock. Admission is free.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 08/25/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Collaboration of Color," through Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Fast Forward

posted: 08/25/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Next week High flying: The Greatest Show on Earth returns to North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 3 and 1 p.m. Sept. 4. Tickets are $15-$39. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

The TV Column: Rugged Justice returns with new state, tales

posted: 08/25/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

If you enjoy those fish and wildlife officer shows on Animal Planet, then listen up.


posted: 08/25/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music: Naturally, playing in Arkansas makes Helm feel at home

posted: 08/25/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Singer-songwriter Amy Helm is coming home.

SPECIAL EVENT: Community arts group sets multicultural festival

posted: 08/25/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The nonprofit Roots Art Connection has assigned itself a daunting task.

Music Scene: Keen to rev up Rev Room; Ramblers to play SoMa

posted: 08/25/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Robert Earl Keen will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room. Advance tickets are $25; tickets are $39 the day of the show.

Selected restaurants

posted: 08/25/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. Restaurant reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) is typically less than $12. Moderate is $12 to $25. Expensive is $25 and up. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit

Tell Me About It: Big sister sick about little brother's cancer she can't control

posted: 08/25/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My younger brother, 29, was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. He's the healthy, extremely fit one of the family, so it is extremely unexpected.




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