Author Archives: Nick Brothers

The Lowdown on Block Street Block Party 2016

By Nick Brothers |
STAFF PHOTO DAVID FRANK DEMPSEY
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.

Evaluating Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

By Mel Gurtov |
Courtesy Photo
President Barack Obama is pictured during a news conference held with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany on April 24, 2016.

The more Trump talks, the better Barack Obama looks.

Making Myself Right

By Dane La Born |
Dane La Born

There’s a popular cliche about mental health being the most complicated thing to treat. It’s a cliche for a reason, as most cliches are.

Gemini Festival of Humanity, World Invocation Day, Full Moon

By Risa D’Angeles |

The Gemini Solar Festival of Goodwill, of Humanity, and World Invocation Day occurs Saturday, May 21, 2:14pm (Pacific time) at 1.14 degrees Gemini. This is the third Spring Festival and the first of two blue moons of Gemini. Very auspicious, blue moons (which means two full moons) in the time of Gemini.

Fantastic Frogs And Where To Find Them

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Gray Treefrogs like this one found near Fayetteville are able to change their color slightly to blend in with their surroundings. They are typically shades of gray or mossy green.

We are home to some fantastic frogs that will amaze and delight people of all ages.

The Litter Prince

By Amy Alkon |

That used Q-tip is only a collectible if he used to be Elvis.

Keeping Up With The Changes in Fayetteville

By Nick Brothers |
Nick BrothersThe Free Weekly Managing Editor

True to this this time of year, there’s a helluva lot of construction going on around town

Getting the Story Wrong: The Distortion of American Politics by the Press

By Lawrence S. Wittner |
Courtesy Photo

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) is interviewed in the spin room after he took part in a presidential debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

Ever since the foundation of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the role the press plays in U.S. political life.

Preparing for the Gemini Festival of Humanity

By Risa D’Angeles |

The Gemini Festival of Humanity occurs Saturday, May 21st. I am writing about it ahead of time so everyone can be aware and if they choose, begin to prepare this week with the New Group of World Servers.

Bentonville’s 21c to Stage “Venus In Fur”

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy of ArkansasStaged

Things are set to get pretty sexy at Bentonville’s 21c this weekend.