Louisiana

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

Chasing Les Bon Temps on the Cajun Prairie with the Courir de Mardi Gras

Church Point, Louisiana

Get out of the city and come to the Cajun’s wild and colorful chicken-chasing Courir de Mardi Gras—where the good times roll in their own rollicking way

Shotgun Houses

New Orleans, Louisiana

When land gets scarce, men get innovative.

Black Traditions in the Architecture of the South

Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana

The architectural traditions of the American black community are a fascinating part of our collective history

Move Over, Colonel: The Best Fried Chicken in the South

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Mason, TN; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA

No, Colonel, you didn’t make our list, but we sincerely hope you would approve of our roundup of some of the best fried chicken in the South

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

Two Miles Long and Two Yards Wide

St. Francisville, Louisiana

From the Spanish moss hanging from ancient oaks to the French, Spanish, and English architecture and landscape design, little St. Francisville holds far more than its fair share of Southern delights.

Lighting the Way for Papa Noel: St. James’s Bonfire Capital of the World

Gramercy, Louisiana

Who needs electricity? Nobody lights up Christmas quite like the river folk of southern Louisiana

7-Song History of the Fiddle in the South

The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it

Southern State Capitols: Beauty, History, and Quirks (Part Two)

Frankfort, KY; Baton Rouge, LA; Annapolis, MD; Jackson, MS

Some may be a bit fancier than others, but all of these Southern state capitols have some, er, interesting stories behind them

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

New Iberia, City on the Teche

New Iberia, Louisiana

A lively place of culture, celebrations, and great food, New Iberia didn’t become what it is today without a touch of heartache, loss, and coming through the fire