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Jan Cottingham is from western Arkansas and is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway. She's always wanted to be a journalist and pretty much always has been, with one detour into the nonprofit world: editing Heifer International's magazine and serving as communications liaison for Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya.

Cottingham began her career at the Arkansas Democrat and was the last city editor of the Arkansas Gazette. She was also metro editor at the Dallas Morning News. Her Influences? Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Penn Warren.

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Family Ties, 'Miracle' Aid Flying Burger

Family Ties, 'Miracle' Aid Flying Burger

Restaurants & Food

It takes more than experience and a family background to start a successful chain. For Robert Smith, owner and founder of the Flying Burger & Seafood restaurant chain, it required a popular concept, hard work and a “miracle.” read more >

Dorothy Shaver: Arkansas' Retail Genius

Dorothy Shaver: Arkansas' Retail Genius

Cover Story

Born in southwest Arkansas, Dorothy Shaver brought international fame to Lord & Taylor. Under her leadership for 14 years, the store's sales grew from $30 million to $100 million. read more >

Ottenheimer Market Hall Makes Return in River Market

Ottenheimer Market Hall Makes Return in River Market

Restaurants & Food

At Ottenheimer Market Hall in the River Market, four vendors failed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, but perhaps more surprising — considering that the hall's doors were closed for more than a year — is that 11 vendors have returned. read more >

Popup Dinner Series Reborn

Popup Dinner Series Reborn

Restaurants & Food

Rock City Eats on Saturday resumes its popup dinner series at Community Bakery in downtown Little Rock, with plans to hold a popup dinner there every month. read more >