Taken Into A Count

ON JAN. 13, Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott opened his weekly video address by saying, “Over the next few months, you’re going to hear a lot about counting.” He wasn’t kidding; the U.S. Census Bureau’s $500 million ad budget for the upcoming 2020 Census. practically guaranteed as much. However, it’s important to note that those…

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First Taste: Big Springs Trading Co.

YOU’D BE FORGIVEN for forgetting exactly where St. Joe is along the Buffalo River. “People always forget about us,” Jennifer Jones tells me as she slices turkey breast. “Everyone knows Ponca and the upper, most people know of the lower, but you tell people you’re from the middle Buffalo, and people just look at you.”…

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Let There Be Lightness

THE LIGHT IS everywhere. It streams through paned glass and bounces off canvas-smooth white walls and airy white drapes that hang soft and translucent, a whisper of texture. Wooden planks washed in a warm honey stain crown a vaulted ceiling overhead—a counterbalance to the sun-warmed wooden floors below—and the curling tendrils of a well-tended plant…

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