Ed Cullen


Ed Cullen grew up in Alexandria, attended then Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, served four years in the U.S. Navy as a radioman, and finished in journalism at LSU. In forty years at The Advocate, he wrote obituaries, worked the police, court, city hall, and school beats before becoming an award-winning feature writer and Sunday columnist. He retired from The Advocate in March 2013.


Nalini Raghavan

The public has until April 29 to tour the 54-acre botanical garden more

Feb 12, 2018 4:00 PM Gardening 1 Comments

Slidell Railroad Station

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Vanney

The unique charms of the Tammany Trace towns. more

Sep 27, 2016 2:27 PM Getaways


Illustration by Burton Durand, detail.

Where to go when the world is too much more

Oct 26, 2015 12:00 AM Gardening


Photo by Charlie Champagne

Hilltop's volunteers keep Emory Smith’s native plant nursery alive more

Sep 21, 2015 12:00 AM Gardening


Illustration by Burton Durand

Turning the loamy earth of young imaginations more

Jun 23, 2015 12:00 AM Gardening


Illustration by David Norwood

Other people's gardens can be just as satisfying more

Apr 28, 2015 12:00 AM Gardening


Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Kisatchie’s thirty-one miles of wild azaleas and forest canopies more

Mar 24, 2015 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures


Illustration by David Norwood

Rising against the tyranny of grass more

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM Gardening


Illustration by David Norwood

When the sweaty work of summer gives way to restful dormancy more

Dec 23, 2014 12:00 AM Gardening

The Bardwells were on the cutting edge of everything, including travel more

Oct 27, 2014 12:00 AM People & Places


Photo by Nalini Raghavan

Imahara has built a monument to his family, career, and heritage on the ridges of West Feliciana. more

Jun 24, 2014 12:00 AM Gardening

A trip through time by ferry and bicycle more

Apr 25, 2014 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

The past haunts a lumber mill commissary and a once-prosperous town. more

Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM People & Places