Monthly Archives: December 2011

Medical Marijuana for Social Justice

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By Noah Tomlinson TFW Contributing Writer One of the most important aspects of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act is that it will begin saving taxpayers millions of dollars, which are being wasted incarcerating nonviolent people. In reality, drug war issues are less about drugs and more about social justice and domestic peace. It is an…

Bar Review: 21st Amendment

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Library of Liquor By Blair Jackson TFW Editor ATMOSPHERE With dozens of shelves and a floor-to-ceiling ladder behind the bar, there is a sense that 21st Amendment is a library of liquor, and with a knowledgeable staff and the largest liquor selection on Dickson, the association is pretty accurate. Dark wood, leather sofas and mounted…

Laughing with Larry

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Courtesy Photo: Don’t miss “Holiday Cocktails with Larry Miller” 8 p.m. Friday at the Walton Arts Center. It’s one night only! BJ: Hi, Larry I heard you might have a funny Hanukkah story to share with us.LM: During Hanukkah we would light our menorah and leave it on the stovetop. It was a white 1962…

Blissful Bites

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Q Where are you from? What was your food background before becoming vegan? A I’m from a suburban town in between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. I ate fairly healthy. My father would cook for us every night (each meal had a protein, starch and veggie). I always loved vegetables, but often they were from…

‘Gravehammer’ Not a Smash Hit

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By Tim Newman TFW Contributing Writer The fourth, independently-released and self-financed album from metal trio Vore, “Gravehammer,” certainly takes a minute to grow on the non-avid listener of metal music. Rest assured, this is more than just unintelligible growling over heavy distortion and seemingly never-ending double bass. The precision of musicianship is something at which…

It’s A Wonderful Life

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An Exercise in Adaptation By Blair Jackson TFW Editor Robert Ford’s stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” both suffers and succeeds in its limited cast and setting. In addition to the monumental challenge of recreating a beloved Christmas classic, the TheatreSquared’s stage production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” relies on…

Featuring Phunbags!

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By Blair Jackson TFW Editor No, not those kinds of fun bags. Please, people, show a little maturity. Though, the phunbags in question would never allow the opportunity for a sexual innuendo to pass unnoticed. Phunbags is the only comedic improvisational group in Northwest Arkansas, and they are also what Mark Landon Smith calls “the…

Things to do This Week

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SPECIAL EVENTS LIFE STYLES HOLIDAY SALE — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday at the Blair Center in Springdale. Benefits Life Styles Inc. LifeStylesInc.org or 521-3581. ELISE TAYLOR ARTIST’S RECEPTION — 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Arsaga’s, 2418 N. Gregg Ave. in Fayetteville. elisetheartist.com or 444-6557. HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS/ SEASONAL FESTIVITIES BRIAN KINDER…

Freedom of Expression

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In her office, Director of Fayetteville Public Access Television Anne Shelley reads from a poster: “The purpose of Public Access Television in Fayetteville is to provide training for residents of Fayetteville in the techniques of video production for Public Access Television and to provide an opportunity for residents of Fayetteville to provide programming in a…

Horoscopes

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I attended an Alternative Giving Fair in Fayetteville, Arkansas last week. Table after table of gift alternatives focused, not upon individual ephemera (tinselly) needs, but upon humanity’s needs — their health, welfare, food, water, medicine, etc. all calling for a quality of life to be offered so that a thriving, a simple flourishing and a…