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Christie Matherne Hall

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Christie Matherne Hall is a freelance writer, photographer, editor, and adventurer.  Before graduating from Louisiana State University's Creative Writing program in 2009, she fell in love with all manners of history and folklore, and as a result, she now suffers from a terminal compulsion to record every story that crosses her path.

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Dan Swetman

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society's Light Pollution Committee is making a concentrated effort to darken the skies for stargazers in Baton Rouge. Read more

People & Places

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Christie Matherne Hall

Experts offer insight into the fine art of freeing oysters Read more

Foodways

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Lucie Monk Carter

The path to tea cultivation in the South Read more

Knowing Nature

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Andrea Matherne

The volunteers who feed the bereaved Read more

Foodways

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Christie Matherne Hall

Inside the high-stakes, irreverent culture of bourré Read more

People & Places

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Courtesy of Missy Couhig

Local independent bookstore owners weigh in on reports that readers are returning to real books. Read more

Literature

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Courtesy of Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre

From theater to arena, Baton Rouge Ballet explores new possibilities with The Nutcracker Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Kourtney Zimmerman

Paddling through the eerie beauty of the Amite River Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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Christie Matherne Hall

Between 1796 and 1905, sixty-seven yellow summers transpired in New Orleans, during which roughly fifty thousand people died. Read more

History

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Christie Matherne Hall

You can't butcher the boudin experience Read more

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Cover art by Ellen Ogden

The literary journal redefines the Southern belle by way of poetry, prose, and visual art Read more

Literature

Cheniere Caminada Cemetery

Photo by Christie Matherne Hall

The surprise hurricane that carried away a community. Read more

History

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Photos by Collin Richie

Origins of the Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade Read more

People & Places

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Photo by Lawless Bourque

Jeff Roedel debuts his short film at the Louisiana International Film Festival this weekend Read more

People & Places

Paddling on the Mississippi River

Photo by Josh Hall

Mapping the Mississippi with River Gator and the Quapaw Canoe Company. Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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Photos by Christie Matherne Hall

Cruising down the stretch from Port Vincent to French Settlement Read more

People & Places

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Photo by Lucie Monk

The new LSU Health Sciences building boasts a Dale Chihuly original. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Photo by Lucie Monk

The library's genealogy archives move to the Main Branch Read more

History

Mitchell S. Jackson named as recipient of the 2014 Ernest J. Gaines Award Read more

Literature

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Photo by Joshua S. Hall

Local farmers use market psychology to set their harvests apart from the rest. Read more

Foodways