survivor

I’m A Survivor

by Jeanni Brosius // Photo by Jamison Mosley  Kathy Bryan, 53, of Heber Springs, counts herself among the survivors of modern-day slavery. As a young teen, she was groomed for exploitation. Now, she is the director of operations for the Rebecca Bender Initiative — the nonprofit awareness campaign of fellow survivor, award-winning social entrepreneur, author…

movies

Fayetteville Film Festival Returns Oct. 3-5

Fayetteville cinephiles rejoice. The Fayetteville Film Festival returns to the historic downtown square for a weekend of films, documentaries, animated films, music videos and shorts. The Fayetteville Film Festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 5.   The lineup for this year’s event includes nearly 80 featured films, short films, animated films,…

downtown

Franke’s Downtown Location Has Reportedly Closed

Franke’s downtown Little Rock location in the Regions Bank Building has reportedly closed. The restaurant, opened in 1919, bills itself as Arkansas’ oldest restaurant. There is also a Franke’s Sack-It location, also in the Regions Building, is reportedly remaining open. There are also locations in Little Rock on Rodney Parham Road and in Conway. AY…

pizza

Pizza by the Slice Comes to Dickson Street

After weeks of anticipation, a New York-style pizza restaurant is now open on Fayetteville’s Dickson Street. Tony’s NY Style Pizza, which took over the property formerly occupied by Taco Bell Cantina at 412 W. Dickson, opened on Aug. 7. According to its website, the restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients to craft pizza by the slice,…