Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Pop Up Festival Aims to Unite Non-profits

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy Photo

If you’ve been curious about how to get engaged with making a difference in the local community, this Saturday’s Volunteer Pop Up may be your best shot at finding out.

Huge Lightning Strikes Back: Fayetteville’s Comedy Festival Returns April 20-22

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy Photo
Huge Lightning Organizer Jordan Haynes addresses the crowd about what they’re in store for at the comedy festival in 2016. The festival returns this weekend April 20-22.

The comedy forces of Northwest Arkansas and beyond are coming together for three nights of improv, stand up, storytelling, music and general hilarity this weekend.

Free Weekly Cartoonist Recognized As Pulitzer Finalist

By Nick Brothers |
Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen, The Free Weekly’s contributing cartoonist, received the honor of being second place Pulitzer finalist this year for her witty, biting and powerful editorial cartoons.

Caveheart: What to Do When You’re Dating an Introvert

By Amy Alkon |

Taking an introvert to a party can be a challenge. On the other hand, if it’s a Fourth of July party, you know where to find him: hiding in the bathtub with the dogs.

Planetary Shifts, Movements, Retrogrades and a New Moon

By Risa D’Angeles |

Sun enters Taurus, Wednesday, sign of illumination. Around midnight, Sun joins Mercury in Taurus, offering an important message.

Discover Green Cemeteries For Earth Day

By Amanda Bancroft |
Courtesy image of the Natural State Burial Association

Earth Day is a popular time to “green” our lives, but there is also the option of a green death.

Anxiously Awaiting Nothing

By Dane Youngblood-La Born |
Dane La Born

You know that feeling you get when you reach the top of a roller coaster?

Fifty Years On: MLK’s Giant Triplets Still Plague Us, Including Militarism

By Kevin Martin and The Reverend Dr. Herbert Daughtry |

Fifty years ago, a year to the day before he was murdered, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called us to overcome the giant triplets plaguing our society – racism, militarism and extreme materialism – in his ‘Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence’ address at Riverside Church in Manhattan.

Arkansas Mass Executions And Christian Nonviolence

By Abel Tomlinson |
Courtesy Photo/ Amnesty International

More than 140 countries worldwide have abolished capital punishment, while the United States continues executions among 21 other countries, including Iran and China.

Arkansas is set for a mass execution of eight people within a 10 day period, starting April 17.

Natural Egg Dye And Easter Tips

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Cream of tartar combined with turmeric in a boiling water bath created this sparkly yellow egg. No glitter was used! But natural egg dyes bring mixed results, and the other eggs looked more appropriate for Halloween than Easter, so experiment beforehand.

Spring is here, and signs of new life are everywhere. Farms are abundant with baby pigs, calves, chicks and ponies.