posted: 09/21/2014 1:58 a.m.
Of all our living governors past and present -- there are six -- only one is conspicuously absent from the state. President Bill Clinton? Actually, he makes it back relatively often for an ex-president and still maintains a "residence." (Perhaps one day we'll get a peek at that penthouse atop the library.)
posted: 09/21/2014 1:52 a.m.
Of the guests at the first ever Polo Classic!, at least 200 or so came away with an expanded vocabulary. "Offsides," "sudden death," "throw in" -- any soccer mom can tell you what those mean. "Chukker?" Sounds like bust­head brought to bear in a pail and passed around Cell Block D.
posted: 09/21/2014 1:49 a.m.
The Muses Creative Artistry Project operates out of Hot Springs, but you'd hardly know it to look at the number of performances set at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.
posted: 09/14/2014 2:42 a.m.
His voice is soft as footfalls in snow, a mix of Queens brogue and Southern drawl. Along with Larry Stang's goatee and frontier stare, he doesn't exactly look the part of a Molly Maguire for disabled Arkansans, but he's been out front for four decades.
posted: 09/14/2014 2:38 a.m.
If there's one pastime that dominates all others this time of year, it's Razorbacks football. But if there's another pastime that dominates all others, why, it'd have to be the great outdoors.
posted: 09/14/2014 2:31 a.m.
Graphing social change, it doesn't look like concentric ripples unfurling from a splash, or even a spider web. They're not 360-degree visuals. They're more like constellations. Asymmetrical, with long tails.
posted: 09/07/2014 2:26 a.m.
We mock it now, the medical practice of bloodletting. Remember Steve Martin's "Medieval Barber" on Saturday Night Live?
posted: 09/07/2014 2:24 a.m.
At noon Aug. 25, several dozen stakeholders in the Arkansas Arts Center skipped lunch to hear Robert Burnett and executive director Todd Herman paint the financial picture of the center. Burnett gave the treasurer's report and promised to be brief and boring -- both of which were well-received.
posted: 08/31/2014 3:28 a.m.
Who doesn't love a hall of fame? They're walk-through list­icles. And the more recondite, the better. Someday I'll get to the Mascot Hall of Fame in that quintessentially hall-of-fame state, Delaware.
posted: 08/24/2014 2:20 a.m.
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance …. Matthew 25:29
posted: 08/24/2014 2:11 a.m.
"What you have with lawyers [is] some frustrated actors who went into law because show business is terrible," Judge Mary Spencer McGowan told me recently. Politicians, meanwhile, are liberated, or at least self-satisfied, lawyers. It makes no sense then that biennially some Capital City lawyers get together and pillory some of our highest-profile elected officials on The Rep mainstage, but there you have it. That's Gridiron, where McGowan is headmistress.
posted: 08/14/2014 3:46 a.m.
About 75 area lawyers -- and some key deputies -- have pulled together the latest Gridiron show after a four-year hiatus, and, despite rolling in short at just over one hour, they deserve Likes and stage views.
posted: 08/10/2014 2:16 a.m.
It rained, it poured -- two ways to describe the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event July 31 at Diamond Bear Brewing Co.'s new home.
posted: 08/03/2014 3:09 a.m.
Talk to folks who know a bit about self-publishing books and the name Hugh Howey might come up.
posted: 08/03/2014 3:04 a.m.
Five years ago the bottom fell out on giving for a lot of charities. For the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Arkansas, the budget that year was just $650,000. This year's budget is about $1.1 million. Quite a rebound!