Chris Turner-Neal


A Texas native, graduate of Tulane University, and published author, Chris is a longtime contributing writer whose book reviews, getaway articles, and popular “Misadventures” columns will be immediately recognizable to CR’s regular readers. In the course of his quixotic quest to get to grips with Louisiana’s unique culture, Chris has embraced alpacas, eaten insects, been shot at during Civil War re-enactments, de-mystified gravitational waves, and considered the complexities of the system of pumps that keeps the water out of New Orleans (… mostly). In his role as Arts & Entertainment Editor, Chris oversees Country Roads’ coverage of events, festivals, and the arts, curate the content for the Country Roads This Week and Overnight e-newsletters, and continue his misadventures. 


Lucie Monk Carter

A trip across the bridge for burgers, biscuits, and blues history more


Join us for a sustainable seafood dinner at Baton Rouge's Water Campus on April 20 more

Supper Club


Alexandra Kennon

Performing yoga with goats at Paradigm Gardens in New Orleans more

Knowing Nature


Photo courtesy Maison Madeleine

A historic French Creole-style house on one of the state’s most spectacular nesting grounds for visiting waterbirds more

Supper Club

Our March 25 Supper Club includes bird walks, the best in modern Cajun food and music, and a live painting demonstration by one of our favorite wildlife artists more

Supper Club


Cheryl Gerber

Keeping bees is easier than you think more

Knowing Nature


New York Illustrated News

Three murdered Civil War generals—and the guys who got away with it more


"I only Avoyelles for you!" more

People & Places

Louisiana filmmakers present a love letter to the classic game show more

Visual & Performing Arts


Courtesy of Colby Hébert

Colby Hébert makes custom hats with Cajun verve more

People & Places

A deadly disease might be preying on your prey more

Outdoor Adventures

Author and journalist Walter Isaacson will teach at Tulane University more


Louisiana State University Press has released "Lee’s Tigers Revisited: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia," a greatly expanded edition of 1987's "Lee’s Tigers," the first book (and doctoral dissertation) of Dr. Terry L. Jones more



Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham in a scene from "Wind River".

Cutting ties with the Weinstein Company, Louisiana's Tunica-Biloxi Tribe funds its own Oscar campaign more

People & Places


Kourtney Zimmerman

Ideas for the weekday, weeknight, and weekend in Baton Rouge more

, Getaways


Alexandra Kennon

A field trip to Rosetree Blown Glass Studio and Gallery for a guided creation experience more

House & Home


Mike Stanton

Micro-memoirs by Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly more



Gregory Theriot

Fresh Creole seafood in New Orleans' CBD more



Courtesy of Ed Asner

The award-winning actor brings his one-man show to New Orleans more

Visual & Performing Arts


Lucie Monk Carter

While I am not an expert at rock-climbing, I am an expert at trying things and writing about them; and with that, here are my tips for the curious climber-to-be. more

People & Places