Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita discusses his technique

September 30, 2015

Bad news …. the end of an era

September 30, 2015

On its blog this morning, the Little Rock Film Festival has announced it’s “retirement.” I won’t spin it. This surprises me.I had heard about some internal moves, but I didn’t think the festival itself was in danger. Anyway, here’s the …

Hidden Paris — Les Bistrot des Halles

September 23, 2015

Jack and Marcia Schnedler are the galloping gourmands of Blood, Dirt & Angels. Now retired from editing jobs at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, they merrily fed their smiling faces yet again this month in one of their favorite food cities. Here’s …

Savannah College of Art and Design announces confirmed films for the 2015 Savannah Film Festival

September 22, 2015

The Savannah Film Festival is one of our favorites and we’re going back this year. This is probably the best line-up I can remember them having. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced, easy festival to navigate, in a beautiful …

The Revenge of the Hare or Last Night in Fayetteville

September 20, 2015

By Paul Bowen BDA Sports Editor Emeritus I’m gonna go waaaaaay out on a limb and assume that Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury will not be expecting a Christmas card from Bret Bielema this year. The Red Raiders had just beaten …

Last Night in Little Rock

September 20, 2015

We made it down for the 20th anniversary of Gallery 26. Their new show features the work of the gallery’s own Renee Williams and Daniel Broening. Here’s Daniel’s statement about the show: “If you’ve never been to an opening before, …

Everest: High Drama

September 18, 2015

Everest 88 Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington, Naoko Mori, Robin Wright Director: Baltasar Kormakur Rating: PG-13, for intense peril and disturbing images Running time: 121 minutes …

‘The only one of its kind in the world!’

September 16, 2015

‘The only one of its kind in the world!’ There’s no Louvre in Iceland, nor any other world-class museum. But the mid-Atlantic nation with a population smaller than metropolitan Little Rock does boast one museum unlike any other anywhere. Blood …

Piers Marchant from Toronto, Day five

September 14, 2015

Number of Films: 3 General Vibe: Cream Rising Spotlight: A fascinating journo-procedural, and a perfect eulogy for the dying newspaper newsroom, Tom McCarthy’s fact-based drama about the stalwart investigative team from the Boston Globe who doggedly pursued and broke open …

Piers Marchant from Toronto, Day Three

September 12, 2015

Number of Films: 3 General Vibe: Love, Actually Beasts of No Nation: As one critic put it, to paraphrase, there’s no denying the societal importance of Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier odyssey, but there’s more to this vibrant film than just its …