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Chris Turner-Neal

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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. 

Author and journalist Walter Isaacson will teach at Tulane University more

Nov 22, 2017 9:32 AM Literature

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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

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Kourtney Zimmerman

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

Oct 24, 2017 12:13 PM , Getaways

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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

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Mike Stanton

Micro-memoirs by Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly more

Oct 10, 2017 2:38 PM Literature

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Gregory Theriot

Fresh Creole seafood in New Orleans' CBD more

Oct 6, 2017 3:38 PM Restaurants

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lucie Monk Carter

"If you're just drinking something to drink something, you might as well drink water." more

Jul 24, 2017 10:35 AM Small Town Chefs

This May, nine LSU students conducted research in a coastal village in Mozambique, as part of a new course in Coastal African Field Studies. more

Jul 24, 2017 9:56 AM Knowing Nature

Ahead of the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail, meet Caesario de Medeiros of Lagos, Nigeria, a leader in West Africa's burgeoning cocktail culture more

Jul 14, 2017 2:00 PM Foodways

Louisiana painter Jax Frey has claimed the crown as the world's most prolific painter—but not before a flap with Guinness. more

Jun 30, 2017 11:15 AM Visual & Performing Arts

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Mike Redaelli

New baby golden lion tamarins are one part of a successful plan to save the species. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:01 PM Knowing Nature

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Among the most beguiling traces left of Storyville are the “blue books,” winking, swaggering guides to the “better establishments” of that neighborhood, which in many cases contained extensive lists of individual local prostitutes. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:00 PM History