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Philip Martin

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OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: The price (and cost) of things

posted: 11/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Maybe you heard about the guy who got stopped in Georgia for doing 155 miles per hour in his 2017 McLaren 720S.

Critical Mass: Does art imitate life with a desperate honesty?

posted: 11/19/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

For obvious reasons, the news has lately led me to thinking about Humbert Humbert.

OPINION: High school girls do get older

posted: 11/19/2017 1:53 a.m. Comment 1

"That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age."

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: Sympathy for the devil

posted: 11/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Most of my Friday morning was spent watching most of Louis C.K.'s movie I Love You, Daddy.

On Books: Lou Reed belongs in your library

posted: 11/12/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Trust the work, not the artist.

Spirits: The Drinking Problem: Is it good or bad?

posted: 11/12/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Drinking alcohol is such an inherently problematic activity, it's no wonder that so many cultures hold it as taboo. How can alcohol -- with its power to separate us from our senses and ruin our lives in myriad ways -- be anything but a societal evil?

OPINION: Maybe it's time to get a gun

posted: 11/12/2017 1:54 a.m. Comments 3

We're outnumbered. There are more firearms than people in this country now. In 2015, the Washington Post guessed there were 357 millions guns and 317 million people.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: Beyond Thunder Zone

posted: 11/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Small towns like El Dorado tend to dwindle.

Critical Mass: We still have his music; we mourn loss of Petty the man

posted: 11/05/2017 1:19 a.m. Discuss

"Everybody loves Tom Petty and burritos."

OPINION : Tougher than a ham sandwich

posted: 11/05/2017 1:06 a.m. Comments 4

The old saying is that a decent prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Music Review: 'Our Lu' again proves she is best consumed live

posted: 11/04/2017 2:27 a.m. Discuss

There are a number of things that need be said about Lucinda Williams' (spectacular, adorable) concert at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech to benefit the Oxford American magazine Thursday night.

CONCERT REVIEW: Lucinda Williams extraordinary before sold-out crowd

posted: 11/03/2017 6:30 a.m. Comment 1

There are a number of things that need be said about Lucinda Williams’ (spectacular, adorable) concert at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech to benefit the Oxford American magazine Thursday night.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: A second chance for Philly

posted: 10/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

"Philadelphia is a depressing intellectual slum."

Critical Mass: Lucinda Williams, an almost-Arkansan, set to play concerts in North Little Rock, Eureka Springs

posted: 10/29/2017 4:27 a.m. Discuss

One of the ways we begin to talk about terrible things is to set them to music.

OPINION: A few minutes with Superstar Jones

posted: 10/29/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Our timed ticket for the Barnes Foundation was at 11 a.m., so with a half-hour to kill, we sat down about a block away, on the steps of the Rodin Museum, to eat our bagels.

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