Art

Les artistes: Lightbulb Moment

Now that the tables have turned, and the spotlight beams down on the man who made his mark pointing it at others so that they may shine, Lafayette transplant Brian Schneider punts on the notion of calling himself an artist…even…

En Français, s’il vous plaît: Spanish Moss

It is difficult to imagine a Southern Gothic novel without a single reference to a solitary oak tree covered with Spanish moss. This image has become almost a banality, but one that represents an essential truth. As much as the…

Lettres d'amour: Old Songs and Old Cypress

I’m a folklorist by training, and explaining what that means can be tricky. One way to say it that folklorists often deal with lost things. The hard truth is that, as society evolves, things fall by the wayside, often beautiful…