Classics

Report from the Oxford American gala: Charles Portis really doesn't like having his picture made

Portis accepting the Lifetime Achievement in Southern Literature award. Photo by Rett Peek.

Arkansas Times Recommends: Back to school edition

Arkansas Times Recommends is a weekly series on our blog Rock Candy in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying lately. This edition is for the hordes of students returning to classes this month.

Blaze Foley: Never a star, always a legend

'Blaze' film makes a name for a Malvern songwriting legend — and now it's all different for Ben Dickey, the Little Rock musician who portrays him onscreen.

Arkansas’s overloaded foster care system

Part one of Children in Crisis: An Arkansas Times Special Investigation.
German Shepherd standing guard at White Water Tavern

Wild days at White Water Tavern

All the stories fit to print (and some that probably aren't) about the legendary dive bar.

Casting out demons: why Justin Harris got rid of kids he applied pressure to adopt

Rep. Justin Harris blames DHS for the fallout related to his adoption of three young girls, but sources familiar with the situation contradict his story and paint a troubling picture of the adoption process and the girls' time in the Harris household.
view from a surveillance camera at the Capital Hotel

Guest goes wild

A lawsuit seeking $75,000 in damages was filed last week in Pulaski Circuit Court by Brooks Jansen, a former valet at the Capital Hotel, over the actions of a visiting Canadian investment tycoon, Michael Wekerle.
Jay Grelen of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Death-o-palooza

Okay, I’m just going to say it. Jay “Sweet Tea” Grelen, the columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, might have a problem. I’m not saying it’s a big problem, or even an uncommon problem. But still, it’s a problem.

The Inquizator: Steve Barnes talks Fulbright, how to dress well and the strangest political gossip he's ever heard

Steve Barnes is surely the most familiar face in Arkansas political news.

How the Arkansas Times survived poverty, the Dixie Mafia, the U.S. Supreme Court and Mike Huckabee

An oral history of the first 40 years.

The story of Jimmy Doyle's Country Club

The last of the real honky tonks.

Lord God! Good news

Rare woodpecker gives science, struggling towns, new hope.

Nod to Bob

A look back at the weird and wonderful world of Bob Lancaster.

The best and worst of Arkansas Times' first 40 years

From sexy camping to horseradish souffle.

A killing in Pocahontas

A witness murdered, a drug ring exposed, a snake in a box.

The saga of Rusty Cranford

The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal.

Gyronne Buckley was sent to prison for life on the word of a cop who has been called a disgrace to the state

So why did the legislature turn down the award the Arkansas State Claims Commission said Buckley is owed?

Farmer vs. farmer

The fight over the herbicide dicamba has cost one man his life and turned neighbor against neighbor in East Arkansas.

Rachel Ammons: cactus queen

The Tyrannosaurus Chicken frontwoman talks cacti acoustics, korma and craft.
Artist Danny Morris wearing a catfish logo he created for his head

Twenty years: An Arkansas Times retrospective

A look back at the highs and lows of the last two decades, through the eyes of the Arkansas Times.

The thing to do in all 75 Arkansas counties

It's time for a Road Trip!

Bangin' in the '90s: An oral history

Police, former gang members, city leaders look back at Little Rock's gang wars.

Don't throw anything out: the legacy of Charlotte Moorman

The Little Rock native was a dominant presence in New York City's avant-garde scene in the 1960s and '70s.

Arkansan of the Year: The newly insured

What the Affordable Care Act means to the people who need it the most in Arkansas.
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