History

From the Editor: Easy Rider at 50

Fifty years ago, the search for the meaning of life wound through Louisiana with stops in the Pointe Coupee parish town of Morganza and in St. Mary Parish on the way to New Orleans. The motorcycle riders never found the…

Jefferson Highway

Before his company created Better Homes & Gardens and other memorable magazines, Edwin T. Meredith covered America’s farms. Almost exactly 100 years ago he was reporting on transportation trends, noting the rise of the automobile and the completion of the…

From the Editor: Home of the Hayride

Standing on the stage at Shreveport’s legendary Municipal Auditorium, Winston Hall, a musician and tour guide with a passion for the city’s music legacy, points to a spot on the floor, right up from in the center. The auditorium is…

From the Editor: Les Chansons du Carnaval

On Mardi Gras morning in those villages of the Cajun prairie that are blessed with a Carnival celebration, a pack of mounted revelers heads towards various homes. As they approach they sing a special song in Cajun French: Les Mardi…

celebrate new orleans

With 300 years of history, the Big Easy offers something for everyone during her birthday year

Historical Charm

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

The Tree Funeral

Creative punishments and an outdoorsy childhood shape a young conservationist

Living History

Leonard Sullivan preserves Wyoming Plantation for future generations

Axed in New Orleans

Latest book on the notorious cold case reads like fiction and provides new theories on the gruesome murders

On The Run

Cajun Mardi Gras merges traditions old and new

New Orleans Courtyards

With a combination of Old World and Caribbean influences, French Quarter courtyards embellish New Orleans. Hidden behind brick walls and iron gates, shaded by trees and greenery, complemented by the relaxing sights and sounds of water features, they are ideal…

The Biedenharn Museum

In Monroe, visitors can check out the former home of the man who invented the Coke bottle.

Literary Legend

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

Claws To Celebrate

6 recipes for our native Blue Crab, plus a side order of local crustacean history