Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Cowgirl Diplomacy? Foreign Policy Under Hillary Clinton

By Mel Gurtov |
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Circuit Center, in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

America’s mainstream media, ever attracted to the splashy rather than the serious, has a new topic to occupy the time until Election Day: President Trump. What will he do first? How will he translate his hazy “America First” theme into policy? Who will be in his inner circle? (Specifically, will he appoint people who really…

Applauding Joe Biden

By Laura Finley |
Vice President Joe Biden pauses while talking about rape on college campuses while addressing the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Biden’s heartfelt note of solidarity moved me to tears, and his continued advocacy for ending rape culture represents some of the best of Washington, D.C.

Time For a Nonviolent Assault On Our Blood-Stained Congress

By Tom H. Hastings |

After the horrific shooting in Orlando there are some facts we might want to consider.

Unzipping Your Genes

By Amy Alkon |

If women truly prioritized men’s looks like you say, Victoria’s Secret would be raking in the bucks with a companion chain of sexy undies stores for men.

Marvelous Mulberries

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Mulberries can be found throughout Northwest Arkansas in popular places such as the bike trail or downtown Fayetteville. These berries are growing outside the Walton Arts Center.

Mulberry season has arrived!

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter Faces Closure

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy of Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter

The residencies at the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter are decorated with donated furniture from local vendors to avoid an “institutional” look. Clients are allowed to stay for 30 days to make arraignments.

A women’s shelter in Benton County needs $150,000 by the end of June or else it may have to shut down operations, effectively abandoning abuse survivors seeking refuge.

Our Favorite Albums In 2016 So Far

By David Schieffler and Nick Brothers |
Is The Is Are, by DIIV

2016 is sounding pretty good so far.

My Words Are Gone: A Eulogy

By Dane La Born |
C.J. Ford of Orlando places flowers as visitors continue to pay their  respects at a makeshift memorial at Orlando Regional Medical Center, a few blocks from the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.,  Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

I don’t have the words to properly express my shock and grief in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, but I’ll do my best.

Last Saturday Moves To New Venue

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy Photo

Doug Shields performs during the Word War at Last Saturday. Shields has performed at all but two Last Saturday events.

A Fayetteville arts variety show is upgrading to a bigger venue to accommodate its growing audience.