Ben Nichols solo show at Ron Robinson Friday

August 26, 2014

Lucero is slowing down. After 16 years of almost non-stop touring, the Memphis-based alt-punk-country-soul band, may only play 130 dates this year, way down from the 250 they were playing a couple of years ago. But the band’s frontman and …

Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck coming to Arkansas

August 25, 2014

By Karen Martin Our three dogs have been sorta bored during the recent blast of hot weather. They don’t want to race around the back yard like they usually do, but there aren’t all that many passers-by, cats, turtles and …

Nelson Carvajal’s TV Takeover

August 23, 2014

Last Night in Little Rock: John Deering opening

August 23, 2014

Last night there was a preview party at Cantrell Gallery for the new exhibit of our friend John Deering’s paintings, “Arkansas Traveler”. We “Arkansas Traveler” will continue through October 18. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10-5:00. Post by …

Our second ScreenPlay podcast

August 22, 2014

The soft opening continues. This is an abbreviated version.

Piers Marchant on A Dame to Kill For: “nihilistic and downright silly”

August 22, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Grade: 74 Cast: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert Director: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Rating: R, for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief …

Bluff City Pawn : A novelistic critique of the new economy

August 21, 2014

Bluff City Pawn (Bloomsbury, $26), the first novel by Stephen Schottenfield, professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is about a pawnbroker, a 30-something guy named Huddy Marr who runs the titular store in a slipping-down …

Serena Bramble’s video essay on Lauren Bacall

August 20, 2014

RIPLaurenBacall from Press Play Video Blog on Vimeo.

To Elvis, with apologies

August 17, 2014

Karen Martin’s Home Movies column for August 15, 2014

August 16, 2014

        By Karen Martin for theArkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels   Locke,   directed by Steven Knight   (R, 85 minutes)     Ivan Locke isn’t a superhero. We’ve all known people like him — highly competent, honest …