Monthly Archives: March 2012

Curious Crow

By Rachel Birdsell |

If any of you have ever wondered about TLC’s reality show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” I can sum it up for you: It’s where a bunch of mothers, usually from the South, dress up their daughters like little hoochie mamas and enter them in beauty pageants. In a word: creepy.

From the Ivory Tower

By Blair Jackson |

Invisible Children donates 37 percent of its proceeds to Africa. The rest goes to the staff, media, marketing and fundraising. That means 60 percent of your money goes to perpetuating their activism through building the Invisible Children brand — the film, snazzy bracelets, hip posters, a cool website. They spend more money trying to sell you products than what actually goes to Africa.

Kony 2012: A Closer Look

By Blair Jackson |
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Kony 2012, a video created by the activist group Invisible Children, has gone viral, accumulating 80 million hits on YouTube within two weeks. The ultimate goal of Invisible Children is to encite the capture of the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, a feat which, according to the video, is only possible with continued American military support.

2012 NAMA Nominees

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RockIt Music Week 2012

Northwest Arkansas Music Awards (NAMA). Sunday, April 22, at George’s Majestic Lounge, Dickson Street, Fayetteville. A Grammy-style event honoring and recognizing Northwest Arkansas musicians. Red carpet and private party for nominees at 6 p.m. Doors open to public at 7 p.m. and $10 at the door. Performances by Afrique Aya, The Brothers Shreve, Nathan A & Max RPM, Oreo Blue, and Shannon Wurst.

Dog Scratchin’

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Fayetteville Artist Linda Sheets is creating an illustrated book of rescue dog drawings. Known for her whimsical  scratchboard drawings, Sheets is now collaborating with local publisher Liz Lester to provide a book, filled with drawings of real rescued dogs from across the nation, to local and national animal rescue groups. To make this book available…