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A Moveable Feast: The Boudin Trail of SW Louisiana

Amy Whitley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Amy Whitley

Some rural regions have wine trails. Others have historic trails or art walks. Southwest Louisiana has the Boudin Trail. If you haven't visited this p...

The Lomax Legacy In Louisiana: Great Music Comes Out of the Archive

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home
Stephen D. Winick

Grammy-winning musician Michael Doucet performs during the Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week at Chicot State Park April 22, 2008. Photo by Ca...

Lessons From Seychelles

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Sriya Chakravarti

Although, Seychelles is a natural beauty and a paradise of a sort, it is yet to be explored to its full potential for the growth and benefit of all people.

24 Hours in America's Cultural Hub: New Orleans

Shoptiques | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

New Orleans reminds us of a slew of things, including boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and did we mention bars? There's no question the Big Easy is notorious for Mardi Gras and wild nightlife, but the scenic streets of these districts hold much more culture and history than many visitors realize.

Meatless Monday: Leftovers Versus Lagniappe

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.26.2014 | Home
Ellen Kanner

It's Memorial Day, honoring those who died in service to our country, and for most of us, it's an extra day off. An extra day off is a such a luxury, ...

Mardi Gras Is the Flip Side of the Blues

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.11.2014 | Home
Buckwheat Zydeco

This post is co-authored by Ted Fox It's been probably twenty years or more since I was home for Mardi Gras. I'm always on the road. But, you know, B...

What Every New Orleans Style Restaurant (Outside of New Orleans) Gets Wrong

Karl Wilder | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home
Karl Wilder

One of my favorite dishes is a seafood stuffed Mirliton. If you see this on a menu, you can probably trust the chef.

A Library For All -- Part One

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home
Isabel Sheinman

Read the text, copy the words, repeat. That was how Jessica was expected to learn. This was the first time she was seeing a picture book with illustrations of her own country and of people from Haiti.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Guide To NOLA Cuisine

Posted 10.02.2013 | Home

Get your cayenne pepper ready — Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” heads to New Orleans this fall, and we're already preparing for a season...

The Voice of Rachel Jeantel

Marceline Fleurilus | Posted 09.01.2013 | Home
Marceline Fleurilus

"Could've or could": To have to watch her repeatedly state that she said "could" and be told over and over that she said "could've" on the tape? It was painful to watch her be treated as if she were stupid.

A Guide To New Orleans and All Its Jazz

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
Dwight Brown

Yes New Orleans, Louisiana is steeped in history, culture, fine arts and friendly gregarious people. And all those ingredients seem to peak every Apr...

WATCH: Inside New Orleans' Giant Music Box

Smithsonian | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home

The unbelievably strange and beautiful music box shantytown sits in the historic Bywater section of town.

A Peek into Blue Ivy Carter's Past

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

She's not even a week old, so the newborn daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z doesn't have a past yet -- except in the genealogical sense.

St. Lucia -- The Shangri-la Caribbean Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.19.2011 | Home
Dwight Brown

St. Lucia is an earthly, verdant, mountainous paradise perfect for exploration and vacations.

Po' Boys & The Hope Diamond Of Chicken Sandwiches

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


Disaster: A Serious Game

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

Open Hearts, Open Homes

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

Sometimes the most basic ideas are not in our heads until someone plants them there. Obviously many children were injured in the earthquake in Hait...

"I Used To Love The Rain" And Other New Fears Of Haitian Children

Edwidge Danticat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edwidge Danticat

Last week, I had the honor of traveling to Port-au-Prince and reading to a group of these children "Eight Days," a picture book I wrote about the earthquake in Haiti.

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...

New Orleans' Rebuilding: An Inspiration

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wyclef Jean

New Orleans is still in the process of reviving, and on the 5th anniversary, there are many great plans for people to come together to rebuild where it's still needed. I'm inspired by the scores of people who have stepped in -- it gives me hope for Haiti.

Haiti: Trip to the Moon

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Crossover Dreams

by Peter Costantini ~ Seattle When I was in Miami in 2004 to cover the elections, I had dinner in a Haitian restaurant in Miami Beach called Tap-Tap....

Live Report: Tremendous Progress Accomplished in Six Short Haitian Days

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Today was the beginning of the end of our six short days in Haiti to set the stage for post-disaster recovery here. April 1 officially begins the nex...

Live Report: No Spiders to Bite Me in My Pre-Dawn Haitian Shower

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Up before sunset in post-disaster Haiti, showering in the outdoor latrine in the pitch dark, I trust there are no spiders, lizards, or snakes to bite ...

Live from Leogane: Orphans International Partners with Haitian School Founded by Orphan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

"My father, Ambroise Beauliere, wrote our school's mission statement forty years ago to provide private education at the best possible quality at the ...

Why is Creole a Pariah?

Dyane Jean François | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dyane Jean François

To use French in an emergency situation in Haiti is like shouting exit instructions in English during a fire in a Georgia plant where 90 percent of the workers speak Spanish.