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)


Shawn Lee

Dispatch from the Department of Dubious Milestones Read more

People & Places

Natchez's eccentric and frugal John Neil Varnell leaves a $2.5 million fortune to organizations in his city Read more

People & Places


Jackie Cowan

Country Roads' department of corrections addresses a musical misnomer from our September "Performing Arts" issue Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Connie Brainsilver on Flickr

How does an officially absent species continue to pop up around my property? Read more

Knowing Nature

From the Australian Rock Eisteddfod to hosting LPB's Art Rocks, the thrill of performance endures Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

In spite of its shortcomings, our kitchen had one wonderful, redeeming feature Read more

House & Home

A poster art contest challenges LSU design students to see their state through the eyes of a different time Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Brian Pavlich

At Stab’s Steak and Seafood in Central, Chef Kyle Gautreaux satisfies old-school longings and adventurous palates, too Read more

Small Town Chefs


Frances Rodriguez

Using multiple media, New Orleans’ Frances Rodriguez loves “Sneaking Art In” to everyday life Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

A vintage cookbook doesn't reflect the Melbourne I remember at all Read more



Pippin Frisbie-Calder

Printmaker Pippin Frisbie-Calder uses a disappearing art to examine disappearing elements of our natural world. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Jennie Guido

At last, the International Crepe Myrtle Festival comes to Natchez Read more

Knowing Nature

But where are we going? Read more

Knowing Nature


Demond Matsuo

Baton Rouge artist Demond draws together the disparate and discarded into new, fully realized ideas through collage Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Brian Baiamonte

A primal tonic for the ennui of modern existence Read more

Outdoor Adventures

Art that helps incarcerated women say, "My crime is not who I am." Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Frank McMains

Exploration as a career—and as entertainment for itinerant friends Read more

People & Places


Ashley Fox-Smith

Crusading for camellias with a tribe of fellow gardeners Read more

Knowing Nature


Kathy Chassee.

Adaptable souls flock to Shadows-on-the-Teche for an Acadiana painting competition. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Chef Regina Charboneau will share her culinary wisdom at a new cooking school Read more

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

Visual & Performing Arts