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Lucie Monk Carter

Conducted between 2013 and 2017, the Baton Rouge Folklife Survey revealed what Maida Owens knew in her heart: rather than lacking an identity, Baton Rouge is a "cultural microcosm" of Louisiana. more

Sep 14, 2017 12:52 PM People & Places

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Courtesy of Michael Schulze

In an authentic Mississippi juke joint, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes minds his legacy more

Aug 24, 2017 3:48 PM Visual & Performing Arts

How the drum set was born in turn-of-the-century New Orleans more

Aug 24, 2017 3:05 PM Visual & Performing Arts

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Brei Olivier

Beyoncé, The Beguiled, Birdfoot Festival, and the arts incubator that connects them. more

Aug 24, 2017 3:46 AM Getaways

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On annoying one's parents through song more

Aug 23, 2017 3:33 PM Visual & Performing Arts

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Jeff Nelson, Stormwarning Photography via Flickr

Louisiana's original constitution was written in a bar and largely copied from other sources. more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM History

Wives are imported, acorns are eaten, and, naturally, a Petticoat Rebellion follows more

Aug 16, 2017 11:22 AM History

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Lucie Monk Carter

Memories of a Louisiana ghost town more

Jul 25, 2017 10:30 AM History

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Lucie Monk Carter

Gravy, particularly creamy white gravy, has had a surprising sojourn throughout Louisiana history. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:15 AM Foodways

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

Jul 24, 2017 4:07 PM History

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Historic New Orleans Collection

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

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Photo by James Billeaudeau.

It wasn’t until the arrival of German immigrant Dr. Lippi Leonpacher that the practice of veterinary medicine as a science became established in Acadiana. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:58 PM History

Enjoy the water, but watch out for rip tides, jellyfish, and—sea serpents? That’s right! If newspapers are to be believed, there are some strange creatures swimming around out there. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:55 PM History

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Photo by Angelia Hamilton Beauchamp

From behind the wheel of his West Feliciana school bus, "Cheeze" Hamilton spent 57 years making sure every child had a hand to hold when they needed one most. more

Jun 12, 2017 2:45 PM 2 Comments

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Photo by Alexandra Kennon

Ja'el Gordon's love of history has led her to take an unpopular stance more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM History 1 Comments

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Billy Hathorn via Wikimedia Commons

Mysterious relics of the Poverty Point people more

May 22, 2017 11:55 AM History

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The Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation Archive has unveiled a useful, impressively comprehensive research tool: The Jazz Fest Database. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM History

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The Louisiana Black Bear's journey from children's toy to endangered species and back again. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Knowing Nature

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Photo by Lucie Monk Carter.

After years of preparation, Walter Tharp has opened Cane Land Distilling using the sugar of his family's Alma Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Foodways

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Muscle Shoals has snared Aretha, Mick, and thousands of music lovers more

Apr 24, 2017 11:38 AM Getaways 2 Comments