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January-February 2018

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In This Issue

Fat Tuesday Revelations

The secret sewing traditions of the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans

January / February Calendar

Parades around the state

Literary Shorts

Morgan City-native Tim Gautreaux’s collection of short stories, ‘Signals: New and Selected Stories’ is smart and unpretentious

Pelican Briefs

Noteworthy news and happenings around the state

Traveling around Louisiana

Walking through History

Recapturing a time and place with an 18th-century tour of New Orleans


Home Again

Maureen and C.A. Miller reclaim the historic beauty of a 19th-century center hall cottage in Lake Charles

On the Run

5 Louisiana runs to kick-start your cardio

Gone Fishin’

Clarence Coco and Paul Daigrepont, hoop net fishermen from Bordelonville, work on the Mississippi River at Pointe Coupee Parish.

Louisianians of the Year

Louisianians impacting their communities and industry on a local, national, and international level.

Battle of the Mardi Gras Beads

War stories from life on the Carnival parade route

Northshore Noshing

Natural beauty and abundant dining reign in West St. Tammany Parish

Cultural Inspiration

Mardi Gras on the Cajun prairie and in the New Orleans streets of Tremé

Culinary fight club

Chef Sean Rivera fights the good fight in Baton Rouge restaurant and in New Orleans’ Culinary Fight Club competition

Crossing His Tees

Baton Rouge designer Clint English creates iconic T-shirt designs for rock and roll royalty

Animal House

Biology teacher Lacey Hoosier of Buckeye High School in Deville brings a love of wildlife to the classroom

Historical Charm

Tours, tastings and taking in the sites round out a long, fun weekend in Natchez

Gumbo Party

Three satisfying gumbos that will have your friends and family coming back for seconds and thirds