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Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars

May 1, 2021

Vol 45 • No 44

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2021 Arkansas legislative nightmare: lawmakers stick it to their own constituents

A year into a pandemic that stole jobs, lives and any sense of stability, Arkansans might have hoped for some help when lawmakers convened in January for the 93rd General Assembly. What they got was a kick in the face.

The 2021 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star team

The 2021 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team, the 27th team the Times has honored, includes quiz bowl savants, budding novelists, future engineers and doctors and championship athletes. There’s rarely a B on the transcripts of these students in not just this, their senior year, but in any year of their high school careers.

The post-pandemic art world in Arkansas

More gallery space, more programming, more culture on tap.

A guide to open-air dining in Central Arkansas

Al fresco all the time.
Picture of Dark Horse Medicinal's Casey Flippo

Processors entering Arkansas medical marijuana market

They aim to create diverse product offerings.

UA Fayetteville music professor Jeffrey Murdock on his Grammy win, the pandemic and singing the things you can’t say at the Thanksgiving table

We caught up with 2021 Grammy winner and UA Fayetteville professor Murdock to learn more about his trajectory as a teacher, the importance of representation and about what he’s blasting on his car stereo right now.