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.
This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.
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.
High school alums celebrate their 45th class anniversaries with reunions, why not us? We’re celebrating our sapphire year by looking outward, rather than inward, with stories that reflect the times. Here’s the way we were (the most popular song of 1974, by the way), the way we went and the way we are now, year by year.
An oral history of the first 40 years.
Portis accepting the Lifetime Achievement in Southern Literature award. Photo by Rett Peek.
Asa Hutchinson wants voters to keep politics and religion apart in his campaign for the Senate. Will we? Should We?
From sexy camping to horseradish souffle.
The Tyrannosaurus Chicken frontwoman talks cacti acoustics, korma and craft.
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.
Police, former gang members, city leaders look back at Little Rock's gang wars.
A look back at the highs and lows of the last two decades, through the eyes of the Arkansas Times.
Three men. Thirty years. The story.
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?
In the darkest hour of the AIDS epidemic, Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of people whose families had abandoned them. Courage, love and the 30-year secret of one little graveyard in Hot Springs.
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.
It was the year of spinnin' and grinnin'.
Part one of Children in Crisis: An Arkansas Times Special Investigation.
What the Affordable Care Act means to the people who need it the most in Arkansas.
'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.
Rare woodpecker gives science, struggling towns, new hope.
The fight over the herbicide dicamba has cost one man his life and turned neighbor against neighbor in East Arkansas.
How one of the world's foremost Beatles collectors died homeless on the streets of Little Rock.
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