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James Fox-Smith

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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

Oct 23, 2016 2:12 PM Visual & Performing Arts

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

Nov 22, 2017 11:20 AM Visual & Performing Arts

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Andrea Matherne

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

Nov 22, 2017 10:01 AM Supper Club

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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

Oct 25, 2017 4:56 PM Visual & Performing Arts

On patriotism and paperwork. more

Oct 24, 2017 9:49 AM People & Places

Nine pounds of meticulously researched material surprises and challenges stereotypes more

Oct 24, 2017 9:45 AM Literature

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Leslie Elliottsmith

A digital collage by Leslie Elliottsmith more

Oct 24, 2017 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts 1 Comments

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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

Sep 26, 2017 3:24 PM Visual & Performing Arts

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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

Sep 26, 2017 12:42 PM Gardening

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lucie monk carter

I've written about all sorts of experiences from my weird-but wonderful-life as a stranger in rural Louisiana—ghosts, oversexed chickens, learning to dance, driving on the wrong side of the road. But I have never before written about politics. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:41 PM People & Places

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Flickr user Y2kcrazyjoker4 via Wikimedia Commons

On annoying one's parents through song more

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

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Jacqueline Bishop and Arthur Roger Gallery

Jacqueline Bishop's work conveys the creeping dread she feels as the landscapes upon which we depend yield to human pressure. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

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Scott Bauer, USDA

An unpleasant incident in a new Volkswagen inspires thought, insurance claims more

Jul 24, 2017 12:02 PM Knowing Nature

Some journalists and foodie types gathered at LSU's School of Nutrition and Food Sciences building to learn whether their senses of taste were up to the supertaster challenge. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:49 PM Foodways

Amy Guidry explores her concerns surrounding the environment and animal welfare, painting in a surrealist style influenced by the work of Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and René Magritte. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:45 PM Visual & Performing Arts

The Country Roads Supper Club is coming. This fall we’re excited to present a series of special dining events—a kind of culinary safari that will feature renowned chefs serving sumptuous dinners in non-traditional surroundings around our region. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:41 PM Cuisine 2 Comments

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B.Pinola

A new venture from Copeland’s of New Orleans, Batch 13 offers breakfast, lunch, and catering menus emphasizing interesting combinations of super-fresh ingredients. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:37 PM Restaurants

Those acquainted with Natchez know that the small city perched high above the Mississippi is fairly bristling with historically and architecturally significant sites … if you just know where to look. more

Jun 26, 2017 11:00 AM Travel

Musings from the department of biting off more than we can chew. more

Jun 26, 2017 10:50 AM Foodways

How does artist Lola Beltran capture the spirit of a time and a place she's never visited? She listens to the music. more

May 23, 2017 10:41 AM Visual & Performing Arts