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Ed Cullen

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Ed Cullen grew up in Alexandria, attended then Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, served four years in the U.S. Navy as a radioman, and finished in journalism at LSU. In forty years at The Advocate, he wrote obituaries, worked the police, court, city hall, and school beats before becoming an award-winning feature writer and Sunday columnist. He retired from The Advocate in March 2013.

The unfettered brilliance of children's artwork Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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William James, 1930.

To the legends and the legendmakers Read more

Literature

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Kenn Elder

Summer theatrics to satisfy the neighborhood's toughest critics Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Linda Medine

Delicate improvements to the Baton Rouge oasis Read more

Knowing Nature

From mush to mess halls Read more

Foodways

Measures to take before it's too late Read more

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Lucie Monk Carter

What does it mean to "go local"? Read more

People & Places 2 Comments

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Ed Cullen

Memories of absent friends ensconced in frisbees, wind chimes, and mail-order bicycles Read more

Gardening

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Nalini Raghavan

The public has until April 29 to tour the 54-acre botanical garden Read more

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Slidell Railroad Station

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Vanney

The unique charms of the Tammany Trace towns. Read more

Getaways

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Illustration by Burton Durand, detail.

Where to go when the world is too much Read more

Gardening

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Photo by Charlie Champagne

Hilltop's volunteers keep Emory Smith’s native plant nursery alive Read more

Gardening

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Illustration by Burton Durand

Turning the loamy earth of young imaginations Read more

Gardening

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Illustration by David Norwood

Other people's gardens can be just as satisfying Read more

Gardening

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Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Kisatchie’s thirty-one miles of wild azaleas and forest canopies Read more

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Illustration by David Norwood

Rising against the tyranny of grass Read more

Gardening

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Illustration by David Norwood

When the sweaty work of summer gives way to restful dormancy Read more

Gardening

The Bardwells were on the cutting edge of everything, including travel Read more

People & Places

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Photo by Nalini Raghavan

Imahara has built a monument to his family, career, and heritage on the ridges of West Feliciana. Read more

Gardening

A trip through time by ferry and bicycle Read more

Outdoor Adventures