Cheré Coen


Cheré Coen

A trip along the historic King’s Highway more



Lucie Monk Carter

Memories of a Louisiana ghost town more


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Courtesy of Pass Christian Main Street Foundation

A Mississippi Gulf weekend with Hotel Whiskey, Sazerac Square, and other coastal charms more


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Kim Ashford

Delighting children—and one River Ridge collector—since at least 1912 more

People & Places


Denny Culbert

Carencro’s Dale Pierrottie likes to play in the mud. Clay to be exact. Over the years, he’s turned a simple ingredient found in Acadiana backyards into an art form. more

Visual & Performing Arts

A well-deserved retirement after a lifetime of service Talk about a happy ending. Chimpanzees used for years or their entire lives in biomedical research now have a lovely place to retire — a facility in north Louisiana that offers acres of... more

People & Places

Finding serenity with a paddle in Acadiana Even though he grew up in Torrance, California, for Cory Werk, his roots were always in Cajun Country. His mother and her family hailed from south Louisiana, and Werk spent many summers v... more

Outdoor Adventures

Steven Barney is stirring up beetlemania in Louisiana. Steven Barney likes playing in the dirt. He routinely digs beneath pieces of rotten wood to find species of Louisiana beetles, and then breeds them in his own dirt mixture created from ... more

People & Places

 No fishing pole required. But you can bring one if you want. more


Gardening today has become a “band-aid society,” where nutrients have been stripped from the soil and chemicals added to try and bring life back, said Frank Thibodeaux of Bob’s Tree Preservation. The process has contributed to an unhealthy ... more

People & Places

It’s no wonder The Help by Kathyrn Stockett won the Great New Reads by Local Authors category. It’s long been a favorite among book clubs and has garnered new attention and sales thanks to the film. In addition, because the book has so many... more

Art & Culture