Chris Turner-Neal


A Texas native, graduate of Tulane University, and published author, Chris is a longtime contributing writer whose book reviews, getaway articles, and popular “Misadventures” columns will be immediately recognizable to CR’s regular readers. In the course of his quixotic quest to get to grips with Louisiana’s unique culture, Chris has embraced alpacas, eaten insects, been shot at during Civil War re-enactments, de-mystified gravitational waves, and considered the complexities of the system of pumps that keeps the water out of New Orleans (… mostly). In his role as Arts & Entertainment Editor, Chris oversees Country Roads’ coverage of events, festivals, and the arts, curate the content for the Country Roads This Week and Overnight e-newsletters, and continue his misadventures. 

In photos and anecdotes, an unbelievable place comes to your coffee table more


A closer look at the voracious nutria more

Knowing Nature


Lucie Monk Carter

Sharing the wealth of favorite recent dining experiences more

, Restaurants


Lucie Monk Carter

Grit, gristle, and grappling with the small-town restaurant scene more

, Small Town Chefs

”Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte” has Louisiana bona fides more



Kourtney Zimmerman

After a long dormancy, the Tunica language is coming back more

People & Places

BRSO-premiered concerto wins composition prize more

Visual & Performing Arts


Thomas Brown via Wikimedia Commons

Fortunately, they’re frogs more

Knowing Nature


Courtesy Adelle Gautier

An actress, storyteller, and educator, Gautier regales and delights with her animated renditions of African, Caribbean and African-American lore more

Supper Club


Lucie Monk Carter

“In Heaven, every bite has mushroom in it.” more




Sarah Liberta leads aromatic lessons more

Foodways 1 Comments

When my number was called, I staggered into my spot, fell to my knees, located a primal corner of my being, and let loose. more



Lucie Monk Carter

A trip across the bridge for burgers, biscuits, and blues history more


Join us for a sustainable seafood dinner at Baton Rouge's Water Campus on April 20 more

Supper Club


Alexandra Kennon

Performing yoga with goats at Paradigm Gardens in New Orleans more

Knowing Nature


Photo courtesy Maison Madeleine

A historic French Creole-style house on one of the state’s most spectacular nesting grounds for visiting waterbirds more

Supper Club

Our March 25 Supper Club includes bird walks, the best in modern Cajun food and music, and a live painting demonstration by one of our favorite wildlife artists more

Supper Club


Cheryl Gerber

Keeping bees is easier than you think more

Knowing Nature


New York Illustrated News

Three murdered Civil War generals—and the guys who got away with it more


"I only Avoyelles for you!" more

People & Places