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Dancing at Magnolia Cafe

Photo by Jill Moore

On a Friday night, chances are there’ll be plenty of little people whirling on the dance floor. more

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

Queen Bess Island Rookery

Photo by Henry Cancienne

Each spring thousands of pelicans—plus egrets, herons, terns, gulls, roseate spoonbills, ibis, and others—turn Queen Bess into a teeming avian haven. more

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Mike the Tiger Mascot

Photo by Jim Zeitz

Participating in an LSU tailgate when the Tigers are playing another big SEC team is a must. more

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

Teddy's Juke Joint

Photo by Wes Kroninger

In the Zachary house where he was born, Teddy Johnson has been keeping the South’s juke joint tradition alive since 1979. more

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

"Courir de Mardi Gras - Valse du Vacher

Painting by Herb Roe

You’d be surprised how much faster a chicken can get under a barbed wire fence than a man more

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

Clark Creek

Photo by C.C. Lockwood

Drive west out of Woodville, Mississippi into the Tunica Hills and there’s terrain no flatlander familiar with the Gulf South floodplain would ever expect. more

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Rural Life Museum

Photo by Kim Ashford

The Burden family’s 1964 decision to donate their family farm to LSU has had a vast impact not just on the university, but on the city and state as well. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

On the Algiers Ferry

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

A ferry ride west across the Mississippi River at sunset puts life in perspective. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Huey Long Statue

Photo by Frank McMains

Huey Pierce Long’s statue recalls the infamous reformer who, buoyed by Louisiana’s poor and downtrodden, climbed to the heights of state power. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Literature

Highway 1 to Grand Isle

Photo by Frank McMains

Past Houma, Louisiana Highway 1 South slowly becomes surrounded by water. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Norman Marmillion of Laura Plantation

Photo by James Fox-Smith

Norman has devoted his life to researching, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Creole experience. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM People & Places

Abita Springs Opry

Photo by Erica Folse

Every spring and fall for ten years, the Abita Opry draws old time country, bluegrass, traditional gospel, zydeco, and Cajun music performers from all over Louisiana to play casual, easygoing concerts in the century-old Abita Springs Town Hall. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

Central Grocery

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

“Never, ever, leave New Orleans without an original muffuletta from Central Grocery,” advised passionate Louisiana food advocate Poppy Tooker. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Restaurants

French Quarter

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

A walk through the French Quarter at dawn after a late night rain shower provides a glimpse into the New Orleans of the 1800s. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Getaways

Afton Villa Azaleas

Photo by Helena Reynolds

Louisiana is famous for the beauty of its natural landscapes. But as anyone who’s swung a spade here knows, the riotous abundance brought forth by our rain, warmth, and fertile soil makes this tough terrain to tame, let alone maintain. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Union Terminal Conrad Albrizio Mural

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Back in 1954, when passengers from across the country stepped off trains in New Orleans into the lobby of the Union Passenger Terminal, there was a lesson in Louisiana history to greet them. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

Virgin Cypress

Photo courtesy of Pack and Paddle

A paddle through virgin cypress is among—in our estimation—a list of thirty marvelous places, flavors, events, and experiences that anyone who loves our part of the world should experience at least once in his or her lifetime. Pack & Paddle... more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Dean Wilson

Photo by Jason Cohen

The swamp seems simultaneously close enough to touch and impossibly removed from our twenty-first century lives. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Biloxi Schooner

Photo by James Fox-Smith

Get yourself to the Biloxi Schooner Pier complex at 4 pm on a breezy afternoon, and you’re in for a treat. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures

Dunleith Four Poster Bed

Photo by Nathanael Gassett

If you live in a part of the world where the plantation aristocracy retired each night to a four-poster, full-tester bed carved out of solid oak, surely at least once, you should have the pleasure, too. more

Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM Getaways