Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Ginsburg Recognized With Jazz Hero Award

Posted by Nick Brothers |
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The long-running DJ producer for KUAF’s “Shades of Jazz” broadcast on Friday nights was selected to receive a national award for promoting and sustaining jazz in the Northwest Arkansas community. Robert Ginsburg will be one of 26 recipients from 23 cities across the United States, honored with a Jazz Journalist Association Hero award for 2016….

Huge Lightning Fest to Host National, Local Improv Comedy

By Nick Brothers |
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Courtesy Photo
Torque, a long-form improv comedy troupe from Playground Theater in Chicago, will be performing at Fayetteville’s new Huge Lightning Comedy Festival, May 6 and May 7.

In an effort to highlight the growing and promising comedy scene in Fayetteville, the brand new Huge Lightning Comedy Festival is hosting comedians, long and short-form improvisers, writers, musicians and general funny people for a two-night, four-event comedy extravaganza.

Fayettechill Hosts Tibetan Sand Mandala Creation

By Nick Brothers |
Photo Contributed by Matt Faries

Geshe Pema meticulously works to construct the sand mandala at Fayettechill Basecamp on Dickson Street.

The Fayettechill Basecamp shop on Dickson Street was home to a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala the week of April 18 through April 22.

Plant Native Trees For Arbor Day

By Amanda Bancroft |
Courtesy of Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day is Friday, April 29 — a great time to adopt a special tree and bring it home with you!

Gentrify or Die?

By Nick Brothers |
Nick BrothersThe Free Weekly Managing Editor

It’s rumored a high-end Taco Bell “cantina” may be moving into the space that used to house Common Grounds on Dickson Street.

Rectifying Death And Celebrity

By Dane La Born |
FILE- In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. In an industry where collaborations with other artists and credits are negotiated as heavily as world treaties, Prince followed only one credo when it came to working with others: the love of the music. Prince died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home outside Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

There is a bizarre grief cycle the Internet goes through whenever someone of notable importance dies.

All In A Day’s Jerk

By Amy Alkon |

Workers’ comp covers many on-the-job accidents — but unfortunately not the kind where a married man slips and falls into his co-worker’s vagina.

The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices

By Merrill Matthews |

Fans of the renewable energy industry like to boast that the costs of solar and wind power are dropping. What they never mention is where most of those “savings” are coming from — American taxpayers.

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

By Risa D’Angeles |

Mercury (the wing-footed Hermes) retrogrades Thursday, at 23 degrees Taurus (till May 22).

Black Apple Award Winners for 2016 Announced

Posted by Nick Brothers |
Photo by Heater Canterbury

Check out who won.