James Fox-Smith


English-born, Australian-raised, James has been publisher of Country Roads magazine since 1995. He lives in rural West Feliciana parish north of St. Francisville with his wife, Ashley, two children, and a fluctuating number of dogs, cats and chickens. (Photo by Jenn Ocken photography)

Louisiana A+ Schools are putting an "A" in "STEM" more

Visual & Performing Arts

Still a force of nature more

Visual & Performing Arts

An accidental career as a TV host more

Visual & Performing Arts

Some TLC for the St. Francisville Inn more

People & Places


Image provided by Kevin Duffy

A Baton Rouge icon leaves a citywide legacy more

Visual & Performing Arts 2 Comments


A mea culpa on half-baked reflections more



James Fox-Smith

Would you rather eat Camembert or play with a puppy? more

House & Home


Frank McMains

The creative energy that keeps the state going more

35th Anniversary


Susan Hymel

Louisiana, home of some highly original sins more

35th Anniversary


"Migration," courtesy Nick Bustamante

Observing the differing rhythms of life in North Louisiana more

Visual & Performing Arts


Trevor Bexon

Still starry-eyed after 35 years more

People & Places

An old friend at a new address more

People & Places


David Gans

How to make a roomful of middle-aged Australians behave like sentimental fifteen-year-olds more

People & Places

Billy Solitario, Mia Kaplan, and Demond Matsuo more

Art of Food

Where land and water meet, Billy Solitario paints what’s above and what’s below with equal passion more

Visual & Performing Arts

The small but enlightened club of fanatics lovingly nurturing pots of fermenting sourdough starter in the back of their fridges more



Sam Fraser-Smith

Crowd-sourced folk remedies for the itchy red monster more

Knowing Nature


William Warby

And other homespun remedies more

Knowing Nature

Bernita “Neno” Doiga painted the world she wanted to see more

Visual & Performing Arts


Lucie Monk Carter

US Bicycle Route 90 is a project to identify an official route to guide long-distance cyclists riding the Southern Tier Bicycle Route more

Outdoor Adventures



In case of emergency, clutch your taxidermied piranha more