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Ruth Laney

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Ruth Laney’s work has appeared in national magazines including Family Circle, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Travel & Leisure. She is a stringer for People magazine. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, she has covered major sports competitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia (including several Olympics), for magazines, wire services, and newspapers. She wrote and coproduced the television documentary Ernest J. Gaines: Louisiana Stories, which won an award from the National Association for State and Local History and was shown at the New Orleans and Orinda (California) film festivals. She is at work on a book, Cherie Quarters: The Place and the People, about the community where Gaines grew up, which is the setting for his fiction. She writes the Country Roads column Antiquarians, about people who are in love with the past. She looks for subjects consumed by a passion for history and a desire to inhabit the mysterious realm of the long-ago. She lives in Baton Rouge, where she collects Louisiana books and art, textiles, watermelon tchotchkes, and cobalt-blue glass.

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AgCenter agent Lee Rouse uses his own yard as a lab to test his horticulture skills Read more

House & Home

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A creator and collector, Kjell Flanagan surrounds herself with objects that speak to her. Read more

People & Places

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

Visual & Performing Arts

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

Visual & Performing Arts

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LSU Rural Life Museum acquires a West Feliciana home that subverts Southern stereotypes Read more

History

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Judith Braggs creates fabric art based on memories of her plantation childhood Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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At 89, John Dupaquier has a regular gig with the Florida Street Blowhards Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

At a 1970 auction near Natchitoches, a church won back the portrait of its founder Read more

History

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A small group of volunteers makes a big impact for West Feliciana animals Read more

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Mother and daughter create keepsake ledgers inspired by a family tradition Read more

People & Places

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Donney Rose has never hesitated to use his voice Read more

People & Places

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John Lawson creates collage portraits of iconic Baton Rouge bluesmen Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Mariz Longoria’s collections make her uptown New Orleans house an unexpected pleasure Read more

People & Places

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Courtesy of the Robert E. Bogan Fire Museum Collection of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library

The Fire Museum is a tribute to Baton Rouge’s firefighting past Read more

People & Places

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Megan Barra creates works of art from fabric she sews by hand Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Lilian Hovey-King kept her family going during the Depression by mixing and selling perfumes, at first from home and later from a shop in the French Quarter. Read more

People & Places

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Larry Ruth shares a passion for Louisiana art at his new gallery Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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On the way to Camelot, JFK stopped in Crowley Read more

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Lawson’s beaded piano Temptation is currently in residence at Cocha Restaurant in Baton Rouge. It’s been on the move for twenty years. Read more

People & Places

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Seventy years on a motorcycle and counting for Norco-born doctor Read more

Outdoor Adventures