Louisiana Life - March/April 2010

The Biggest Win

A photograph in the Shreveport Times showed a group of people rummaging through T-shirts and caps at a sporting goods store. The picture was dated Jan. 25, 2010, the day after the Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings and received a…


A compendium of what’s hot and what’s not in Louisiana

Gone Home Again

My paternal grandparents in South Alabama died a few months apart when I was 8.  My family had never lived any closer to their farm than a four-and-a-half-hour drive, so we saw them maybe a few times a year. As…

Business news from around the state

Some economists say it’s time to stick a fork in the recession –– it’s done! –– but others aren’t so sure. The picture remains mixed in Louisiana, but in general, the economy has held up better here than elsewhere. Here…


LSUHSC-S Receives Level I Trauma Center VerificationSHREVEPORT –– The LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport was once again verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Verification Review. The center received official notice of…

Spice of Life

Along the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, you can sample all varieties of this deliciously spicy Louisiana staple.


a guide to festivals around the state march-april

Around Louisiana

Regional Reports from across the state complied and edited by jeanne frois

Tales Told

The works of Baton Rouge sculptor Jonathan Pellitteri are more than just beautiful; they’re “silent conversations.”

The Riverfronts of Southwest Louisiana

In the January/ February issue, Baton Rouge became the starting point of a yearlong Traveler pilgrimage to interesting urban riverfronts all around the state. This time, we’re visiting the Calcasieu River, Bayou Teche and the Atchafalaya River to explore cities…

Jackson Barracks

A Tale of the Historic Encampment That is Home to the Louisiana National Guard By Newt Lynn

Vintage Louisiana

Postcards and Photos Illustrate Local Life in the Early 20th Century