by Max Brantley
Somebody asked the other day whatever happened to the Little Rock nickname contest. The city will announce preferences in balloting on six finalists at 10 a.m. Monday. The city said there was an "overwhelming choice" from America's Gem, Southern Comfort, Rock Town, Rock City, The Rock, or River City.
Gotta be The Rock, don't you think?
Hope nobody draws a parallel with Alcatraz -- dangerous and a hard place from which to achieve escape velocity.