Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Making a Difference on YouTube

By Amanda Bancroft |
Amanda Bancroft
Making Ripples

Most often, we think of making a difference with our hands, our money, or our time. But with our videos?

6 Must-See Shows This Summer

By Nick Brothers |
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Fayetteville no doubt slows down to a leisurely pace in the summertime, but July and August are jam-packed with some stellar concerts coming up.

Fireworks Displays Planned In NWA For 2016

By Nick Brothers |
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Northwest Arkansas is ready to get lit up in great balls of technicolor fire and celebrate 240 years of sweet, sweet American independence and liberty.

The Brexit and Trump

By Dane Youngblood-La Born |
Dane La Born

There’s an inherent irony in Britain’s xenophobia, the leading conservative parties sounding strikingly similar to a certain Cheeto-colored Republican

Fasten Your Deceit Belt

By Amy Alkon |

Welcome to Moral High Ground, population: you. Wow, so that’s your real weight on your driver’s license?

Cancer New Moon & the United States Birthday

By Risa D’Angeles |

There are many icons for the sign of Cancer.

Is Brexit the End of the World?

By Mel Gurtov |

To judge from a New York Times front-page article that appeared two days after the British vote to withdraw from the EU, the entire post-World War II global financial and political structure that the United States led into existence is now imperiled.

Razorback Stadium Expansion Ignores Priorities

By T.J. Stallbaumer |
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University of Arkansas officials recently approved a $160 million expansion to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, as seen in this design model. The expansion will provide 4,800 new seats, which are mostly indoor club seating.

The University of Arkansas Trustees recently approved an expansion to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium at a cost of $160 million, in a move designed to add premium-seating options, and ultimately boost revenue.

Puppeteering The Gun Lobby

Posted by Nick Brothers |
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., listen as Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, center, speaks during a media availability, on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 20, 2016 in Washington. A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway - even over restricting firearms for terrorists.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

This week, four gun safety measures failed at the senate. This isn’t surprising.

The Irony In The Fight Against Racism

By Dane Youngblood-La Born |
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Racism is a frequent topic these days, what with Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin running on the republican ticket and officers of the law frequently equating skin color with a need to die and be arrested (sorry, did I get that out of order?).