James Fox-Smith


English-born, Australian-raised, James has been publisher of Country Roads magazine since 1995. He lives in rural West Feliciana parish north of St. Francisville with his wife, Ashley, two children, and a fluctuating number of dogs, cats and chickens. (Photo by Jenn Ocken photography)

Louisiana A+ Schools are putting an "A" in "STEM" more

Visual & Performing Arts

All year long we’re inviting everyone who has ever opened a copy of Country Roads to share their story with us. more

People & Places

Carol Hallock paints, and paddles, on Bayou Lacombe more

Outdoor Adventures

“I saw the minutest detail and beauty that was everywhere. Once I did learn to speak, the bigger problem became, what do you say?” more

Visual & Performing Arts


via Wikimedia Commons user K.Tapdıqova

If the thought of a large, in-ground swimming pool out the back of a modest farmhouse miles from anywhere seems incongruous, the fact that it leaks probably is not. more

House & Home

“But I felt like we were missing the stories of the people ... that special breed of people who do this for a living and survive off these unique Louisiana resources.” more

Knowing Nature 1 Comments


Photo by Sarah Hackenberg

Rich with symbolism and the talismans of addicts’ experiences more

Visual & Performing Arts

You have to wonder how many of them were declared by people just looking for a way to make it to March more

House & Home


Courtesy of Duvall Decker Architects

Contemporary architects reveal favorite recent projects more

House & Home


John Slaughter

Slaughter embraces new technology to make his photographs as striking as his subject matter more

Visual & Performing Arts

Bill Lang for

At Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, fall fires are just what the doctor ordered more

Knowing Nature

How have we kept a mag in print for thirty-five years? And how are we celebrating? more

People & Places


William Guion

New book by William Guion offers a poetic vision of the unique Creole interpretive site more

People & Places

Francis Pavy got into printmaking because he wanted to reproduce his paintings. “But I was a horrible printer,” he admitted. more

Visual & Performing Arts


Andrea Matherne

The St. Francisville series that served as inspiration for Country Roads Supper Club more

Supper Club


Horton Humble

We asked the curators of the state’s best-known art institutions to recommend the up-and-coming and less-well-known artists whose work thrills them. more

Visual & Performing Arts

On patriotism and paperwork. more

People & Places

Nine pounds of meticulously researched material surprises and challenges stereotypes more



Leslie Elliottsmith

A digital collage by Leslie Elliottsmith more

Visual & Performing Arts 1 Comments


Self Portrait, 1991, oil on canvas, 24” x 30” by Talbot Hopkins

For as long as she can remember, Talbot Hopkins has found refuge, self-discovery, and connection in portraiture. more

Visual & Performing Arts


David Shipper/Audubon Photography Awards

The National Audubon Society has developed a national database of bird-friendly native plant species that attract, nourish and shelter winged visitors to backyards, wherever in the country they may be. more