Caroline Gerdes

For 125 years, National Geographic writers have travelled around the world and lived the adventure.  Their stories provide glimpses into exciting, stunning and sometimes dangerous places.  The world’s best-known magazine received the 2013 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in its quasquicentennial year. To celebrate more than a century of expeditions, National Geographic is hosting…

Changing Planet

After graduating from literature and anthropology programs at Oxford and Cambridge, Emily Ainsworth’s surprising next step was to run away to the Mexican circus. While performing as dancer “Princess Aurora,” Ainsworth photographed the expedition as a National Geographic Young Explorer.  She continued to travel the world photographing subcultures and allowing us to see these experiences…

Uncategorized

, , ,

After graduating from literature and anthropology programs at Oxford and Cambridge, Emily Ainsworth’s surprising next step was to run away to the Mexican circus. While performing as dancer “Princess Aurora,” Ainsworth photographed the expedition as a National Geographic Young Explorer.  She continued to travel the world photographing subcultures and allowing us to see these experiences…

Changing Planet

This fall, the National Geographic Society is celebrating its fifth silver anniversary … Or two diamonds and a wood? For those of you unfamiliar with traditional gifts, that is 125 years of the golden rectangle. National Geographic Live, the events and live performance division of National Geographic, has decided to celebrate this quasquicentennial by remembering…

Uncategorized

, ,

This fall, the National Geographic Society is celebrating its fifth silver anniversary … Or two diamonds and a wood? For those of you unfamiliar with traditional gifts, that is 125 years of the golden rectangle. National Geographic Live, the events and live performance division of National Geographic, has decided to celebrate this quasquicentennial by remembering…

Uncategorized

, ,

This fall, the National Geographic Society is celebrating its fifth silver anniversary … Or two diamonds and a wood? For those of you unfamiliar with traditional gifts, that is 125 years of the golden rectangle. National Geographic Live, the events and live performance division of National Geographic, has decided to celebrate this quasquicentennial by remembering…

Changing Planet

Why do Louisianans eat these weird looking things? It isn’t spring in Louisiana without an inaugural crawfish boil. Crawfish (not crayfish) season spans from March to June. Louisiana spring festivities are marked with Crawfish.  I can’t imagine Easter and May graduation parties without it. Farming, however, has extended crawfish season year-round — though locals usually abide…

Changing Planet

,

  Some may picture Mardi Gras as a wild celebration — suited for tail chasing, party animals. They would be right. But only in the case of the Mystic Krewe Barkus, New Orleans most prestigious dog Mardi Gras celebration. Barkus will host its 21st annual parade this Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Both bipeds…

Changing Planet

,

Sitting in Jane Sedgebeer’s renovated post-Katrina home, adorned with New Orleans memorabilia and photos of grandchildren, one can easily forget how the house looked in August 2005. But, the drive to this interview was quite literally rocky. The streets in Lakeview and other communities are still unrepaired after Hurricane Katrina.  Broken pavement rocks passing cars and…

Changing Planet

,