Frank McMains


Frank McMains

Even when land is lost, lives—and lifestyles—endure more

Jul 25, 2017 10:45 AM Outdoor Adventures


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Scenes from Louisiana's longest days more

May 23, 2016 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures


Photo by Nalini Raghavan

Taking the gyrocopter to the mainstream more

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures


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The straight-razor shave in Baton Rouge more

Oct 26, 2015 12:00 AM People & Places


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Mosquito-borne diseases once killed thousands of Louisianans each year more

Sep 22, 2015 12:00 AM Knowing Nature


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  Driving across the raised roadway of the Morganza Spillway, one is provided a rare, elevated view. Louisiana is, by and large, a flat, deltaic place with few rises to give one any vantage. Water, fields, and woodlands hem in the thin stri... more

Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM House & Home

Mardi Gras starts early in Eunice. The floats begin lining up at 6 am and by the time the parade rolls, often under the uncertain clouds of late winter, the line of trucks, horses and trailers stretches for several miles. It is a spectac... more

Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

Rice Farming in Louisiana: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” The South is saturated with history. At times it seems that the vast prologue of all that has gone before overshadows the present, that we pay more attention to where t... more

Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

The curious craft of the wedding photographer Although I am not primarily a wedding photographer, I have spent a healthy amount of time behind the camera at various matrimonial festivities. It is difficult to maintain a consistent ... more

Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts


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The Ironic Story of Duck Decoys: And a tale of two men who chose to carve them more

Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM People & Places


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Statuesque: A living statue and the living he makes in New Orleans. more

Sep 1, 2012 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts


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Another find in the foodie favorites cluster at the base of the Perkins Road overpass. more

Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM Restaurants


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Pruning with Cherry Bombs: And the other unexpected gardening wisdom of Felder Rushing. more

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM House & Home


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Because like Mt. Everest—it’s there. All other comparisons stop there. more

Mar 30, 2012 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures


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A recipe for crawfish, mushroom, and tarragon pasta from Frank McMains. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM Recipes

Giving history gravitas. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

Finding light in dark places more

Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Beyond the Loblolly Pines: As you streak by on the interstate, a water wonderland lies just out of view. more

Aug 23, 2011 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

The quiet crescent more

Jul 27, 2011 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

A Means of Escape: Within Angola, some inmates find that art provides the only path to freedom. more

Oct 28, 2009 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts