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.

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