Christina Leo


Christina Leo is an intern at Country Roads. After battling double majors in creative writing and journalism, studying oil painting in Florence, and bemoaning the price of movie tickets, she will graduate from her four-year stint at LSU in May 2015. In the meantime, she lives in Baton Rouge with her parents, four younger siblings, three dogs, and some chickens.

Baton Rouge's youth showcase the concerns of their era in a mural collage exhibition at the Shaw Center Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Our top picks for December: Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's Home for the Holidays, Irma Thomas, Opéra Louisiane Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Charles Dickens' classic ghost story, Langston Hughes' Christmas gospel, and Menotti's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' Read more

Events & Festivals

A guide to the best art exhibitions in Baton Rouge in December, featuring shows at the LSU Museum of Art, LASM, Baton Rouge Gallery, and more. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


David Gracia

In the wake of Ernest J. Gaines' recent passing, this year's Award of Literary Excellence winner Bryan Washington joins a lineage of impactful African American writers from the South. Read more



Photo by Lucie Monk

A mental and physical challenge for locals on all levels Read more

Outdoor Adventures

Good news for Northshore nature lovers Read more


Swine Palace's newest production—a sitcom with heart and humor Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

The cast embodies the vulnerable maturity all teenagers struggle to achieve Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Courtesy of New Venture Theatre.

Mastering the musical balancing act of "In the Heights." Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Photo by James Fox-Smith

Making space for the third dimension Read more

People & Places


Photo by Andrew Kolker.

A film that documents a racially divisive political race in post-Katrina New Orleans is streaming free till August 12. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Lavish costumes, jokes, and rhyming couplets ending on four-letter words make up this romp through seventeenth-century France.  Read more

People & Places


Source: Frederic Leighton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

No crib notes needed at this Swine Palace presentation of "Romeo and Juliet." Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Photo courtesy of Swine Palace

Swine Palace’s Summer Fest returns with an old favorite and a new twist. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Scott Touchton has launched a toy company for New Orleans-themed toys. Read more

People & Places