Maker of the “world famous buttermilk drop,” New Orleans actor Dwight Henry is expanding his baking empire
June 2013 | By Roy Blount Jr.
Jazz is synonymous with the Big Easy, and there’s no bigger name in the history of the genre than Satchmo
January 31, 2013 | By Nina Fedrizzi
In a funky New Orleans experiment, musicians turn a ramshackle house into a cacophony of sounds
June 2012 | By Jamie Katz
From out-of-the-way jazz joints to po' boy shacks, a native son shares his favorite haunts in the Big Easy
September 2011 | By Randy Fertel
Wooden masks, portraits and the occasional human skull mark the collections of this small museum near the French Quarter
June 2011 | By Abigail Tucker
One can’t truly celebrate a New Orleans Mardi Gras without the doughy delicacy
March 07, 2011 | By Maria Keehan
Crickets, spiders, ants and many other insects thrive in historic New Orleans, where kids and adults learn about creepy crawlers
May 13, 2009 | By David Zax
The blues and rock musician shares stories of his wild past and his concerns for the future.
March 01, 2009 | By Kenneth R. Fletcher
Over millennia, the Mississippi River carried layers of sediment downstream to form a vast delta, with swamps, bayous and natural levees. Much of this region became Louisiana, home to a unique American culture. There, Spanish, French and African-American food, music and language combined to create a distinctive way of life.
November 08, 2007 | By Smithsonian.com
"How am I going to save my grandbabies?" she asked after the hurricane struck, two years ago this month
August 2007 | By Maryalice Yakutchik
Zydeco and étouffée still reign in western Louisiana, where the zesty gumbo known as Acadian culture has simmered since 1764
May 2007 | By Wayne Curtis
In a new book, "Patriot Fire," the author of "Forrest Gump" paints an uncommonly vivid picture of an overlooked chapter in American history -- and its unlikely hero.
August 2006 | By Winston Groom