IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … The RACE FOR THE CURE. More than 40,000 ran and walked in Little Rock to raise money to fight breast cancer on a gloriously crisp Saturday.
Vol 3 • No 41
The Observer was a wiseacre in high school, not the sort likely to be a teacher’s pet. But he found himself choked up last week by the death of his high school Latin teacher, a tough and formidable woman who devoted decades to the only children she ever h
Multi-instrumentalist and singer David Lowery, founder of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, calls Richmond, Va., home, but he feels comfortable when he’s in Arkansas, which most fans will say is not often enough.
TUCKERVILLE 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 TLC (Comcast Ch. 68) While country music queen Tanya Tucker has a reputation as a hard-drinking, hard-fighting, rhinestone-bedecked, hell-on-wheels broad, the truth is she’s left most of that behind her.
So many Brutuses, so few Antonys, President Bush must be saying. (No, really, he could be a fan of “Julius Caesar.”) No president may have taken as many wounds from men high in his administration while he is still in power. So many of them are trusted a
Some of you may have heard about the “Endangered Species Recovery Act.” It is essentially the undoing of a 1973 law. This new proposal has several very scary provisions that will gut the Endangered Species Act of any possible effectiveness by denying, amo
What's cooking: Chloe in Fayetteville; Tom's. Capsule reviews: Moe's; Double D's.
Early this week, the Little Rock City Hall website mentioned that the City Board agenda Tuesday would include a report from a “new revenues” task force. This was a surprise to many city hall watchers and even several members of the city board. What
The estate tax, the lawsuit 'crisis' and a new website to serve gay people in Arkansas are the topics.
On more than one occasion, this reviewer has been known to exclaim “God Bless Gloria Steinem.” It’s not that I necessarily want to celebrate somebody who thinks I’m as useless to her as a bicycle is to a fish. It’s just my way of saying thanks to all thos
I don’t understand all this concern over the bird flu. I mean, I’m as much of an animal lover as anybody, but Lord have mercy we all get the flu from time to time when one of these big epidemics occurs, and all there is to do for it is take some Tylen
Music reviews from Wildwood, Alltel and Sticky Fingerz.
It seems to me that there are a lot of changes in the way new homes are being built in old middle-class and upper-class neighborhoods in Little Rock and North Little Rock.
I wish that, just once, I could get through the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page without wanting to claw my own eyes out. Just once.
It’s been said before, but bears repeating: Visitors who come to Arkansas looking for an authentic 19th-century experience could get their fill by touring the state prison system.
Pat Lile writes, "Today in the Dem Gaz I read this example of words used backwards to the normal order: 'By early Thursday, tale-tell signs emerged...'"
When Watergate was etched into the public consciousness — the moment when America lost its political innocence and after which elected leaders could no longer be fully trusted — the cover-up was said to be worse than the crime.
A reader in Fort Smith sends an electronic message inviting me to do something. Actually, I get a lot of messages from readers inviting me to do something. But this qualifies as that rare invitation I actually can relate in a family newspaper.
Our list of real estate transfers this week includes a house purchase by Jermain Taylor, the world middleweight boxing champion.
New work, new gallery — two reasons to go to the George Dombek exhibit that opens Friday, Oct. 28, at Argenta Art Gallery, 401 Main St., North Little Rock.
The big night of Halloween revelry for most area clubs has been set for Saturday, Oct. 29, with costume contests, drink specials, spooky music and more.
Though it’s a celebrity that none of us would want to be saddled with, David Kaczynski is resolved these days to the fact that he will forever be known — in news accounts, in his personal life, probably even in his obituary someday — as the Unabomber’s br
It was a funny exchange, Wal-Mart merchandise tracker Danette Willson acknowledged. At the request of the Red Cross, Willson was sending clothing and other needed items to their shelters in Baton Rouge and elsewhere, and among the things needed were bras.
For the third time, Alison Kraus has a show set at Alltel Arena. Will she make it?
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., through its foundation and directly, will give more than $200 million in cash and in-kind donations in 2005, $30 million more than it gave away in 2004. But Betty Feng and Jeff Krehely’s “The Waltons and Wal-Mart: Self-Intere
If the crowd of this year’s Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival came searching for truth, they might have found one on opening night: Corn liquor and Mountain Dew Code Red is a foul, foul combination.
The following Arkansas institutions were the top beneficiaries of foundation grants in 2003, according to data compiled this year by The Foundation Center in New York.
Here are the details for the closing days of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
A ranking of the biggest private foundations in Arkansas.
Facts on private foundations in Arkansas.
Here's a ranking of foundations in Arkansas by amounts given.
Ed David, the hard-working independent creator of the Faded Rose, finally has Bubba and Garcia’s up and running in Riverdale, in the building that was the original Rose before he built a bigger home next door for his eternally popular New Orleans cooking.
Nature has battered the globe in the past year, sending devastating earthquakes and hurricanes East and West. Seldom have natural forces cre-ated so much havoc in such a short period of time. But hard times bring out the best in people, and philanthro
Ever since Bob Hupp took over as producing director of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the well-traveled Joseph Graves — he’s such a vagabond, it’s hard for him to pinpoint an actual residence — has found a regular stopping-off spot at The Rep, playing se
Ailey dancers, soul singer Brian McKnight, the Boo-seum Bash, lots of theater, a kids show by the symphony and Ashlee Simpson are on the card in Arkansas. Also, see accompanying articles on Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival by clicking "Best Bets" in
Gunner DeLay, local lawyer and frequent politician, strolled into the Fort Smith Athletic Club where I sat watching the live telecast of Patrick Fitzgerald’s news conference.