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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.

Latest Articles

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

Health CareRestaurants & Food

The coronavirus epidemic has hit buffets hard. Relying on sneeze guards and the good manners and hygiene of other diners is particularly problematic now. read more >

Don Dugan Gives People What They Want

Don Dugan Gives People What They Want

Restaurants & Food

It's been almost 10 years since Don Dugan opened Dugan's Pub in the River Market District, and since then the Little Rock restaurateur's goal has remained the same: Give people what they want. read more >

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

Restaurants & Food

The coronavirus pandemic has battered city convention and visitors bureaus in Arkansas and sapped their sources of revenue: lodging and restaurant taxes. An industry built on bringing people together and attracting tourists is uniquely vulnerable to an infectious disease. read more >

Staying Alive: Restaurateurs Trim & Retool

Staying Alive: Restaurateurs Trim & Retool

Restaurants & Food

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting most business sectors hard, but few have been hit harder than the restaurant industry. A disease best fought by isolating people is antithetical to a business model based on breaking bread together. read more >