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

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Lucie Monk Carter

With Raconteur Story Writing Services, Olivia Savoie ghostwrites the adventures of others Read more

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Alexandra Kennon

Civil rights and sizzling barbecue in the Alabama capital Read more



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A soon-to-be-twinkling courtyard at the heart of Mid City’s revitalization Read more

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John Hazlett

In the middle of a Tangipahoa Parish swamp, the last uncut primary growth cypress forest north of Lake Pontchartrain stands strong. Read more

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Chris Battaglia

Scientists in the Mississippi Delta are fighting to save the roseau cane, all while scientists elsewhere struggle to eradicate it. Read more

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Lucie Monk Carter

The story of how FBI Agent Randy Deaton solved the Clementine Hunter forgery case. Read more

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Julien Fontenot

In celebrating our natural world last August, we unwittingly fell into Mother Nature's seductive trap. Read more

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Living on the Prairie Des Femmes, Ashlee Michot embraces her cultural heritage as a French Creole and as a woman in Acadiana. Read more

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Lucie Monk Carter

Jeremy Simien's growing art collection focuses on rare depictions of Creoles of color Read more

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Personal and professional spaces blend at Jay Ducote's Bite & Booze, The Whirlybird, and The Elms Read more

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Lucie Monk Carter

Red Stick Social transforms a former power plant into an all-ages entertainment venue Read more

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Keeping history from crumbling Read more



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A historic French Creole-style house on one of the state’s most spectacular nesting grounds for visiting waterbirds Read more

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A quirky old school turned art gallery and museum houses an incredible collection of costumes, artifacts and cultural heritage chronicling the history of Louisiana’s second largest Mardi Gras celebration Read more

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Brian Pavlich

New thinking for old buildings Read more

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Mid City Baton Rouge's cultural transformation Read more

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After years of preparation, Walter Tharp has opened Cane Land Distilling using the sugar of his family's Alma Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish Read more


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Tim Duffy

Preserving and supporting the culture of Southern blues artists Read more

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Buying an old house led Dudley Gattis to unearth its scandalous past and befriend a 102-year-old lady Read more

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