Louisiana Life - May/June 2011


Reliable Marker for Alzheimer’sBaton Rouge – Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge recently released a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease identifying a particularly reliable marker for identifying early stages of dementia: the inability to…

Rediscovering the Gulf Coast

After a devastating year caused by the oil disaster, tourist hot spots along the Gulf Coast want folks to know that they’re back. (In fact they never left; the perception scared people away, never the reality.)GULFPORT, MISS.If you want to…

The Case for a New State Flower

It was John James Audubon who first declared the vibrant flowers he spotted in the woods to be the “Louisiana iris.” Audubon would never know the full wisdom behind his selection: Centuries later that flower would commonly bloom in hues…


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

River Spirits

Donaldsonville’s Steven Schneider finds his inspiration along the levees.


a guide to festivals around the state may-June