July 2017

Ahead of the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail, meet Caesario de Medeiros of Lagos, Nigeria, a leader in West Africa's burgeoning cocktail culture Read more


From 2017 Small Town Chefs winner Hardette Harris of Pure Louisiana Soul Read more


From 2017 Small Town Chefs Winner Jeffrey Hansell of Oxlot 9 Read more


Louisiana painter Jax Frey has claimed the crown as the world's most prolific painter—but not before a flap with Guinness. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Abby Sands Miller

Big-city experience, with a soft spot for the small town Read more

Small Town Chefs


Brittany Strickland

Going beyond gumbo to make a name for the indigenous foods of north Louisiana Read more

Small Town Chefs

From 2017 Small Town Chefs winner Dustie Latiolais of Cochon Cannery Read more



Leah Graeff

From fry cook to executive chef, then bringing it back home to the bacon Read more

Small Town Chefs

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Courtesy of Galveston CVB

Five ways to experience the island, for each variety of vacationer Read more



Lucie Monk Carter

We sat down with Poppy Tooker to discuss heroes, critics, and the gumbo equivalent of a booty call. Read more



Brei Olivier

Lebanese Iced Tea has a decidedly more local origin. Read more



Mike Redaelli

New baby golden lion tamarins are one part of a successful plan to save the species. Read more

Knowing Nature

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Historic New Orleans Collection

Among the most beguiling traces left of Storyville are the “blue books,” winking, swaggering guides to the “better establishments” of that neighborhood, which in many cases contained extensive lists of individual local prostitutes. Read more



Photo by James Billeaudeau.

It wasn’t until the arrival of German immigrant Dr. Lippi Leonpacher that the practice of veterinary medicine as a science became established in Acadiana. Read more


Enjoy the water, but watch out for rip tides, jellyfish, and—sea serpents? That’s right! If newspapers are to be believed, there are some strange creatures swimming around out there. Read more


Some journalists and foodie types gathered at LSU's School of Nutrition and Food Sciences building to learn whether their senses of taste were up to the supertaster challenge. Read more


Amy Guidry explores her concerns surrounding the environment and animal welfare, painting in a surrealist style influenced by the work of Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and René Magritte. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

The Country Roads Supper Club is coming. This fall we’re excited to present a series of special dining events—a kind of culinary safari that will feature renowned chefs serving sumptuous dinners in non-traditional surroundings around our region. Read more

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A new venture from Copeland’s of New Orleans, Batch 13 offers breakfast, lunch, and catering menus emphasizing interesting combinations of super-fresh ingredients. Read more



Marshall Blevins

Artist Marshall Blevins celebrates two centuries of Mississippi with mules, Muppets, and more. Read more