Preserving Their Place

  Chantel Comardelle of Houma is on a personal mission to document the history and culture of her people — the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Native American tribe that once inhabited the rapidly…

The Grègue is Hot

With the proliferation of cafés on every street corner, young people would find it hard to believe that coffee in the United States once had a very bad reputation. It was practically undrinkable. Anywhere you ordered a cup of coffee,…

Calling Acadiana Home

The waves of immigration that contributed to our culture in southern Louisiana did not cease with the end of the Grand Dérangement or with the last ship to transport enslaved Africans. More recently, the arrival of Vietnamese refugees or Spanish…

New Thinking on Old Ideas

  A culture that does not change and evolve is destined, it is said, to wither and die. Over the last 50 years or so of the “French Renaissance” in Louisiana, there…

celebrate new orleans

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

On The Run

Cajun Mardi Gras merges traditions old and new

The Biedenharn Museum

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

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…

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

Lâche Pas

Sustaining and spreading the tradition of Cajun boucherie