Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Rethinking Our Criminal Justice System

By Robert C. Koehler |

In this time when our self-inflicted troubles seem so obvious but the possibility of change — that is to say, political transformation, through awareness, compassion and common sense — feels more illusory than ever, something extraordinary, that is to say real, is on the brink of happening in Chicago.

Featured Writer Advocates for Justice

By Richard Massey |
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Leora Jackson will be the featured writer at the next monthly meeting of the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Nightbird Books.

Enough With Bathroom Policy-Making

By Nick Brothers |
Nick BrothersThe Free Weekly Managing Editor

All this insane talk about bathrooms is getting out of hand.

Color Printing Adds Art To Hairstyles

Posted by Nick Brothers |

I decided to write this month’s fashion column on one of my favorite inspirational artists Roxie Jane, a.k.a. “How-to-hair-girl” and her “Color Print” hair.

NWA Ethical Eats

By Amanda Bancroft |
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Making Ripples

Northwest Arkansas is lucky to have a variety of restaurants, delis, food trucks and farmer’s markets that go beyond tasty.

Death and Game of Thrones

By Dane La Born |
Dane La Born

Everyone is angry at Game of Thrones again, for the umpteenth time.

I’m Not Your Shorty

By Laura Finley |
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Like most women—84 percent across 22 countries, in fact— I have been catcalled by random men many times.

“Murder For Two” Offers Manic Comedy, Music

By Nick Brothers |
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James Odom (left) portraying Dr. Griff, sings alongside Brian Walters (right) during “Murder for Two.”

TheatreSquared’s newest production, “Murder For Two,” may as well be called the “James Odom Character Marathon Music Show.”

Garden Tour Promotes Stewardship Of Nature

By Nick Brothers |
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The perennially popular OMNI Peace Garden Tour celebrates its 11th anniversary this year and welcomes the public to explore a variety of garden themes and displays.

The Lowdown on Block Street Block Party 2016

By Nick Brothers |
A crowd flows back and forth along Block Avenue listening to live music, sampling food, checking out merchandise and services at stages and booths during the annual Block Street Block Party in Fayetteville, Ark. Sunday, May 20, 2012. Proceeds from the block party go to local charities ands for improvements along the avenue.

In the wee hours on the morning of Sunday, May 22, around 4 a.m. or so, festival organizers and volunteers will begin setting up live music stages, decorations and vendor booths for the 6th annual Block Street Block Party.