Come On Feel the Noise...
See this week’s Arkansas Times for a story about noise pollution, and so much more.
More Bad News
In what continues to be just a God-awful year for Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon, the gas company’s shareholders are now up in arms over the chief exec’s pay. Visit Shale Watch for more.
For people who still love print, who like to hold it, feel it, rustle it, tear...– Phil Bronstein, San Francisco Chronicle editor at large, to Maureen Dowd. (via lanceturner)
What's new at the galleries
arkansasartnotes: ON THE HORIZON: Third Friday Artwalk in Argenta — 5-8 p.m. April 17, at Argenta Art Co. (7th and Main), Argenta Studios (401 Main St.), Thea Foundation (4th and Main) and other venues on and off Main Street in downtown Little Rock. Highlights: new work by Dan Thornhill at Argenta Art Co., work by V.L. Cox, Sherrie Sheppard, Doug Gorrell, Delita Martin at Argenta Studios, UCA...
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Dylan on Obama’s Life: An Odyssey in Reverse
retropolitics: twentyfourbit: By now we’ve heard the summary of President Obama’s biography so many times it’s rarely notable any more, but when you process stories through the brain of Bob Dylan, things always get more interesting. “He’s like a fictional character, but he’s real,” Dylan told Times Online on his reaction to reading Obama’s autobiography Dreams of My Father. “First off, his...
This Week's Media Column
I know, I know. It’s fun and it’s good for ratings, but it is sexist. It is a popularity contest in which women are judged strictly on physical attractiveness. To hear 103.7 tell it, every one of the “babes” agrees to be seeded and no one has ever expressed a problem with the yearly tournament. Read the full article in this week’s Times.
Another Win for the Utility Lobby
There was a great piece in this morning’s Arkansas Leader about a bill by Joan Cash, D-Jonesboro, that would set energy efficiency savings goals for public electric and natural gas utilities. The act would also require those utilities to develop an energy efficiency plan for meeting those goals. It sounds like a progressive bill, and it is by Arkansas standards, but the energy saving...
Rethinking the Model
Love watching all those shows for free from the comfort of your own computer, any time you like? Well, that might not stick around, at least in its current form, for very long. Newspapers haven’t been able to monetize internet ads the way they can in print form and it looks like television and cable companies might be having the same problems. Here’s an interesting look at this...
and more art
arkansasartnotes: Other new exhibits opening this week: Aj Smith’s woodblock and linoleum prints, Community Bakery, 1202 S. Main St., through April 26. MaryAnn Stafford’s landscapes and still lifes, Gallery at Christ Episcopal Church, Fifth and Scott, through May. “Small Works on Paper,” Ozark Heritage Arts Center, Leslie, April 5-25, reception 2 p.m. April 5. “Small Works on Paper: Retro...