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. 


New York Illustrated News

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

Jan 24, 2018 1:21 PM History

"I only Avoyelles for you!" more

Jan 24, 2018 11:36 AM People & Places

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

Jan 9, 2018 9:42 AM Visual & Performing Arts


Courtesy of Colby Hébert

Colby Hébert makes custom hats with Cajun verve more

Dec 22, 2017 11:34 AM People & Places

A deadly disease might be preying on your prey more

Dec 22, 2017 9:23 AM Outdoor Adventures

Author and journalist Walter Isaacson will teach at Tulane University more

Nov 22, 2017 9:32 AM Literature

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

Nov 21, 2017 12:26 PM Literature


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

Oct 31, 2017 4:07 PM People & Places


Kourtney Zimmerman

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

Oct 24, 2017 12:13 PM , Getaways


Alexandra Kennon

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

Oct 24, 2017 10:03 AM House & Home


Mike Stanton

Micro-memoirs by Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly more

Oct 10, 2017 2:38 PM Literature


Gregory Theriot

Fresh Creole seafood in New Orleans' CBD more

Oct 6, 2017 3:38 PM Restaurants


Courtesy of Ed Asner

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

Oct 6, 2017 2:49 PM 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

Sep 26, 2017 2:28 PM People & Places


Courtesy of the National Hansen's Disease Museum

Isolated at the Carville National Leprosarium, residents forged a community more

Sep 26, 2017 2:14 PM People & Places


jessica wilson

The fourteenth annual Louisiana Book Festival has everything a book lover (or festival lover) could want: writing workshops, author talks and panels, book signings, books for sale, and—of course—live music and food. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:38 PM Literature


Stan Carpenter

In “All Y’all,” Southerners shape their personal narratives more

Aug 24, 2017 3:47 AM Visual & Performing Arts

New poems from Dr. Jack Bedell more

Aug 23, 2017 4:42 PM Literature


Photo by Philip Gould. Courtesy of the Hilliard Museum.

An exhibit of the creative ways local instruments makers go about their craft more

Aug 23, 2017 3:36 PM Visual & Performing Arts

Recently discovered along the Red River, this canoe predates European settlement more

Jul 24, 2017 4:07 PM History