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Literary Legend

At 83, celebrated author Ernest J. Gaines reflects on his hopes and passions from his home in Oscar.

May/June Calendar

Festivals and events around the state

Local Abundance

4 fresh recipes

Aron Belka

Painting the Louisiana Wetlands

Fog On The Swamp

Photo Contest

Navigating Business

Business owners keep commerce on tracks

A Gift of Laughter

Comedian Chris Trew of New Orleans

Around the State

Rosemary’s Kitchen in Ruston

Life On The Highway

Surprising and sometimes unwanted visitors are not uncommon.

The Louisiana-shot Remake of “Roots” Premieres

Author Alex Haley’s epic tale is retold with an all-star cast, fresh scholarship and a contemporary take for a new generation.

A New Orleans Gem

Jess Leigh Jewels

A Bad Night On The Road

Weekend Getaways

Deep South Flavors, West Coast Style

Anthony Felan of Wine Country Bistro has helped cultivate a community of locavores in Shreveport.

Spellbinding Arkansas

Little Rock and Beyond

A Modern Blend

The home of Cheryl McCormick and Derrell Cohoon in Baton Rouge gets a sleek makeover while preserving its architectural integrity.

Charpentier District Homes

How The Lake Charles Style of Architecture Evolved

A Visit To Pop’s Poboys

In Lafayette, Collin Cormier takes the sandwich to the next level.

A Pirate’s Life

Trekking to Lake Charles for Contraband Days and more