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Frank McMains

Even when land is lost, lives—and lifestyles—endure Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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All photos by Frank McMains

Scenes from Louisiana's longest days Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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Photo by Nalini Raghavan

Taking the gyrocopter to the mainstream Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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Photo by Frank McMains

The straight-razor shave in Baton Rouge Read more

People & Places

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Mosquito-borne diseases once killed thousands of Louisianans each year Read more

Knowing Nature

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Photos by Frank McMains

  Driving across the raised roadway of the Morganza Spillway, one is provided a rare, elevated view. Louisiana is, by and large, a flat, deltaic place with few rises to give one any vantage. Water, fields, and woodlands hem in the thin stri... Read more

House & Home

Mardi Gras starts early in Eunice. The floats begin lining up at 6 am and by the time the parade rolls, often under the uncertain clouds of late winter, the line of trucks, horses and trailers stretches for several miles. It is a spectac... Read more

People & Places

Rice Farming in Louisiana: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” The South is saturated with history. At times it seems that the vast prologue of all that has gone before overshadows the present, that we pay more attention to where t... Read more

People & Places

The curious craft of the wedding photographer Although I am not primarily a wedding photographer, I have spent a healthy amount of time behind the camera at various matrimonial festivities. It is difficult to maintain a consistent ... Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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The Ironic Story of Duck Decoys: And a tale of two men who chose to carve them Read more

People & Places

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Statuesque: A living statue and the living he makes in New Orleans. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Another find in the foodie favorites cluster at the base of the Perkins Road overpass. Read more

Restaurants

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Pruning with Cherry Bombs: And the other unexpected gardening wisdom of Felder Rushing. Read more

House & Home

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Because like Mt. Everest—it’s there. All other comparisons stop there. Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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A recipe for crawfish, mushroom, and tarragon pasta from Frank McMains. Read more

Recipes

Giving history gravitas. Read more

History

Finding light in dark places Read more

Outdoor Adventures

Beyond the Loblolly Pines: As you streak by on the interstate, a water wonderland lies just out of view. Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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Frank McMains

Within Angola, some inmates find that art provides the only path to freedom Read more

Visual & Performing Arts