Interviews

Ten Things I Liked About Camp

Ruby came back from camp with impetigo and a much greater sense of independence. The latter was pretty amazing to witness, and the former cleared right up with a bit of ointment. I am proud of her for staying the…

If You Build It, They Will Rum

What began as a wild idea concocted while hunting is now a dream come true for Bayou Rum Distillery president and co-founder Trey Litel and his business partners.

Meet Zydeco Radio

A new generation of Lafayette musicians incorporates old-school grooves.

The Benefit of Beads

While working full-time in Sulphur, 31-year-old Liz Bergeron operates Here and There Boutique, a jewelry business inspired by a mission trip to Kenya.

For the Love of Antique Wood

A timber frame fashioned by Amish craftsmen showcases the enduring beauty of reclaimed lumber in a house designed by Acadia Parish farmers in Iota.

The Benefit of Beads

While working full-time in Sulphur, 31-year-old Liz Bergeron operates Here and There Boutique, a jewelry business inspired by a mission trip to Kenya.

Easygoing Élan

Natural elements and subtle fields of color shape this casually chic abode brimming with style

Kirby Jambon, From the Bayou to the Seine

When James Domengeaux convinced the legislature to form CODOFIL, one of his dreams was that one day a Louisianian would be appointed to one of the forty chairs of the prestigious French Academy along the banks of the Seine River…

Twisting the Tastes of Home

A self-professed country boy from Rayne, chef Isaac Toups keeps patrons smiling by blending his caffeinated persona and culinary creativity

The Missing Missionary

The disappearance of a Jesuit missionary, a South Louisiana native, remains a mystery today, nearly 25 years after he seems to have vanished from the face of the earth. Fr. Eugene John Hebert, S.J., was born in Jennings on Oct.…

Second Act

Sulphur artist Lerin Freyou reinvents old, discarded items into dazzling works of art reflective of her Acadiana roots.

Small Performers, Big Talent

For Kerry Onxley, Artistic Director of The Children’s Theatre Company of Lake Charles and Westlake High School, the show has gone on… and on, and on, and on.

Sounds for All Seasons

In more than two decades of broadcasting UL athletics, Jay Walker has pretty much seen everything…and told you all about it

Tales From the Swamp

At an age when many artists contemplate putting down their brush, Chauvin’s Dot Tee Ratliff is just getting started on her new career.

A Man & His Pirogue

Take away all the petroleum plants. Remove the ship-builders, the medical centers, the high-tech dreamer, the hot pepper packers, the doctors, the lawyers and all the folks in the service industries. Take away all of them and go back to…

Garden to Table

This is the time of year to plant beets, carrots and potatoes in anticipation of all the earthy flavors we’ll enjoy a few months down the road. The days when beets were predictably red, carrots were always orange and potatoes…

Bayou in a Bottle

Cousins John Peterson and Collin Cormier of Lafayette further satisfy their entrepreneurial thirst with Swamp Pop, a locally manufactured soda loaded with the flavors of home.

Genes & Strings

The late Hadley Castille’s granddaughter, Sarah Jayde Williams, continues his legacy after inheriting his fiddles, backing band and musical talent.