Author Archives: Nick Brothers

That Rowdy Rock n’ Roll Sound

By Nick Brothers |
American Lions (from left to right) are James “Jimmy” Velek (drums), Elliot Cotten (vocals, guitar), Jordan Ahne (guitar) and David Velek (bass, vocals), and they’re based in Conway, Ark.

American Lions, from Conway, Ark., are keeping rock n’ roll alive with their modern take on the classic rock sound.

Burning Man, Mercury Enters Libra & Labor Day

By Risa D’Angeles |

It’s the week of Burning Man, the temporary intentional alternative community on the playas of Nevada.

Quiver Me Timbers

By Rachel Birdsell |
Rachel Birdsell

Dear Michelle Duggar,

When the Fayetteville City Council was considering the anti-discrimination bill, you recorded a robo-call message that tried to scare people into thinking that transgender individuals were out to molest children.

Fayetteville Anti-Discrimination Order Passes

By Jere Guin |

According to Nick Brothers’ article in the Aug. 21 issue of the “Free Weekly,” Associate Professor Laurent Sacharoff of the U of A School of Law cited history at the meeting held for public comment on Fayetteville’s then-proposed civil rights ordinance in support of the proposition that the majority cannot be trusted to decide what’s…

Intentional Eating

By Amanda Bancroft |
Amanda Bancroft

Many different kinds of diets can be done intentionally. There are a variety of awesome reasons for people to choose a sustainable omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan or any number of other diets. A few arguments, however, promote ignorance rather than intentional eating.

Displaced: Turkish Citizen Overcomes Adversity

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick BrothersSirin Duman Alkarim, a Syrian Citizen involved with the Syrian Nonviolence Movement, poses with her daughter Denise at her current residence in Fayetteville, Ark.

In March 2011, Sirin (pronounced shir-reen) Duman Alkarim waited on the veranda of her Damascus, Syria, home, scared, thinking about what could happen to her husband, Taysir Alkarim.

MP3′s A Crowd

By Amy Alkon |

Desperation is always so sexy — like Abraham Lincoln in a lime-green mankini.

A Night In the Middle Ages

By Robert Laurence |

When Richard Massey, an editor at the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, wrote his first novel, “Equals and Allies,” he set the action in the present day, and in the mundane environs of Columbus, Ohio.

Death of a Stigma

Posted by Nick Brothers |
Rachel Birdsell

If there’s one good thing that the death of Robin Williams has brought about, it’s that people are discussing suicide and depression.

Ferguson: A Sharp Divide

By Dane La Born |
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FERGUSON, Mo. — Demonstrators at the site of destroyed QuikTrip react after Police Chief Thomas Jackson released the name of the officer that shot Michael Brown.

Right now, though, there are pictures coming out of Ferguson that are virtually indistinguishable from the civil rights movement.