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MovieStyle: Guardians not your typical superhero movie

posted: 07/31/2014 10:57 a.m. Discuss

The big noise you just heard was Guardians of the Galaxy landing in theaters all over Arkansas. And the latest next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, if nothing else, a huge departure from the conventional superhero movie.

Names and faces

posted: 07/31/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

NBC has picked its Peter Pan: Girls star Allison Williams. The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of Peter Pan Live. The live telecast will air Dec. 4. The 26-year-old actress-comedian plays Marnie Michaels on HBO's Girls, for which she has recorded several songs.

LR student makes finals in Jeopardy teen edition

posted: 07/31/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock teenager has earned a shot at $75,000 in the Jeopardy "Teen Tournament" finals, airing today and Friday.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 07/31/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

1 FOOD Little Rock's chefs will trot out some of their best temptations during Little Rock Restaurant Month beginning Friday.

'New' Lulav, classic flavors

posted: 07/31/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

"That place has more lives than a cat," proclaimed a colleague when the word arrived about another reincarnation of Lulav on Sixth Street between Louisiana and Center.

Calendar

posted: 07/31/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets."National Drawing Invitational: Outside the Lines," through Oct. 5.

Fast Forward

posted: 07/31/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Homegrown 1: Hope offers its annual respite from the August heat at the Hope Watermelon Festival, Aug. 7-9, with most activities on Aug. 9.

The TV Column: Arkansan among 12 on Quest to be fantasy hero

posted: 07/31/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

And now for something completely different.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 07/31/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Block on Rock Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, will hold its "Block on Rock Birthday Bash," 4-9 p.m. Saturday, blocking off the 800 block of Rock Street to traffic for music, food trucks and local vendors.

Special Event: Library's Lamanpalooza gives books the bounce

posted: 07/31/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

What better way to celebrate a summer of achievement (or unproductive loafing) than with a few leaps in a bounce house?

Music: Songwriter Holcombe sings the Pitiful Blues

posted: 07/31/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe admits to feeling pitiful these days -- in fact, he spells it all out on Pitiful Blues, his new CD, to be released Tuesday.

Music Scene: 2 Arkansans to open for Atkins at water park gig

posted: 07/31/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Country singer Rodney Atkins will perform at Magic Springs on Saturday.

At 75, Batman has changed looks but not his core

posted: 07/31/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

In a world filled with seemingly daily disasters and endless turmoil, it's no wonder that superheroes are as popular as ever, from blockbuster movies all the way to the local toy shop. "When the world gets scary, superheroes' sales go up," says Brad Meltzer, the best-selling political-thriller author and comic-book creator. "What resonates today is, as we look around at this scary world, we want someone to come save us."

Are We There Yet?: Greers Ferry offers lots of land, water diversions

posted: 07/31/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed building Greers Ferry Dam on the Little Red River in the late 1950s, many residents of Cleburne and Van Buren counties objected. That's because the lake created by the dam would submerge several small towns and flood acres of productive farmland.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 07/31/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

You could call it mixed signals: While one of our sharp-eyed readers was telling us that D'Carlo Ristorante & Pizzeria on Stagecoach Road at the Pulaski/Saline County line had recently started serving lunch, we were getting word from vendors that the place was shuttered tight as a drum during what were supposed to be business hours. They added that they were unable to get through by phone, sometimes not even getting the ancient voicemail message at (501) 407-0400 from founder Carl Orlando that new-ish owner Matthew Dodd never got around to changing.

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