What is Diet Austin?

Diet Austin is a newsletter about our slice of the world run by RFO Quarterly. We especially aim to untangle what’s going on here in Diet Austin (Northwest Arkansas) with cultural and political commentary.

About us

RFO Quarterly is a group text bit machine turned online publication edited by four Arkansans in four different places at any given time. We are also registered enemies with anyone who doesn’t love the Natural State, but we know that’s not you. :*

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Marlee Stark

Arkansan + grad student, usually hollering about place-based policymaking or pop culture

J.P. Gairhan

Reflections, musings, reverie, and other synonyms

Diet Austin

a cultural publication on our part of the world, the magic it beholds, and the people who play a role in it.

Wes Prewett

I do climate work for a community development bank based in the Mississippi Delta