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Exploring Bentonville, Arkansas, America's Unlikely New Arts Mecca

Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel

The opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday put Bentonville, Arkansas on the map in a very new way. The town was previously no...

TV Weatherman Found With Naked Dead Man Quits His Job

Posted 11.13.2011 | Weird News

A TV weatherman quit his job in LIttle Rock, Ark., because he couldn't take the heat from a scandal in which he was found in a hot tub with a dead man...

Doing It On The Cheap In Little Rock

Pam Grout | Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

"Little Rock is showcase for what's possible, a platform for turning injustice into justice."

Weatherman Wakes Up In Hot Tub With Naked Corpse

Posted 11.07.2011 | Weird News

Arkansas police are investigating the death of a man found naked in a hot tub next to a sleeping TV weatherman. A friend woke meteorologist Brett C...

Atheist Bus Ads Win Approval From Judge

Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) A federal judge ruled Thursday (Aug. 11) that the public transit system in Little Rock, Ar...

NEA Announces Grants, Says Video Games Will Count As Art

Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) made two important announcements this week. Along with its annual crop of grant recipients, the agency relea...

Oscar-Winner Lisa Blount Is Remembered... "As Is and Still Loved"

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I stood in the house Lisa built, shared mementos and pictures everywhere, and knew something big had been lost. A life, a future, a friendship and all her brilliant work that was to come.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Jefferson Thomas and the Courage of Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

In 1957, Jefferson Thomas and eight fellow Black students at Little Rock High School made history as they helped make our nation live up to the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, the end of legal segregation in public schools.

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

Little Rock Twitter LIVE: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Little Rock LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter...

Workers' Rights Are Civil Rights

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

This week the minimum wage rose by 70 cents to $7.25 an hour, a beggar's lot really, but still corporations across America decried it.

4 AM: 24-Hour Vigil in Little Rock

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

We are holding a 24 hour vigil for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act during this Memorial Day congressional recess.

McDonald's McScrews Hero Out of Money [UPDATED]

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weiner

A Huffington Post commenter received an email from McDonald's (reprinted here) saying that the franchise owner is now offering to pay for all medical costs if Haskett loses his appeal.

Elizabeth Eckford, Of The Little Rock Nine, Tells Her Life Story

Vanity Fair | David Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was a school night, and Elizabeth Eckford was too excited to sleep. The next morning, September 4, 1957, was her first day of classes, and one last...

The Little Rock 9, And The History Behind The History

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today is the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the photo to the left is an iconic representat...