It’s that time of year again. Students are back, the trees are changing color, and several hundred thousand bikers from all over the continent will soon make their way to our streets.
A year ago this week, acts of kindness were being reported by citizens of Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas area like crazy.
So normally, when you think of “music festivals,” you might imagine a bunch of young people wearing strange neon clothing — or not even clothing at all — crazy loud music going well into the night, camping in hot temperatures, lots of boozin’ and partaking in substances, and partying until 6 in the morning.
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.
The Fayetteville City Council voted 6-2 to pass a controversial Anti-Discrimination city ordinance near the end of a 10 hour-long council meeting that ended early Wednesday morning.
In the rolling hills of Northwest Arkansas, there’s more than 100 acres of farmland nestled near Dead Horse mountain in southeast Fayetteville.
“Being sustainable doesn’t mean sacrifice,” said Steve Boss, director of sustainability academic programs at the University of Arkansas. “It just means being being more aware of what you’re wasting and being smarter about it.”
For 10 years the Northwest Arkansas art collective Art Amiss has been documenting the area’s art scene and providing lesser-known musicians, designers, photographers, performers and artists with a boost of exposure.
It was all kind of magical. For Friday night’s purpose, The Backspace, a DIY venue, became a low key sound house. While the 13 member Ozarka Orkestra — sitting in the middle of the floor of the 800-square-feet venue — acoustically played their Balkan folk music, members of the crowd danced all around them
After a harsh winter and lack of sponsorship and time, volunteers in support of getting a revised initiative of legalized medical marijuana in Arkansas on the November ballot failed to get enough signatures by the July 10 deadline to qualify for the November ballot.