Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cité des Arts held a Valentine-themed fundraiser benefiting community theater at Home 2 Suites by Hilton. Guests received complimentary roses, wine and cocktail buffet, courtesy of Bailey’s, Rêve Coffee and Café Josephine, among others, all to the…

The Monday column item about Gov. Jimmie Davis buying the rights to "You Are My Sunshine" brought this memory from Delores Benedetto, of Baton Rouge:

Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Perry Snyder says mention of former Gov. Jimmie Davis and his signature song, "You Are My Sunshine," brings to mind this story about the song's origin:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Germany and Louisiana have more in common than Western democracy and a taste for beer. Both observe wild pre-Lenten celebrations in the South among their predominantly Catholic populations, and while Louisiana likes to think of its traditions as s…

Friday, February 17, 2017

Editor’s note: Oct. 31 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Once a month the Facets of Faith column will focus on the people, events and places that are important to the anniversary.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

F.A. "Tony" Mouton, of Lafayette, was going through his late brother's papers when he came across a typed Valentine's Day poem he thinks his brother composed in typing class in the 1940s.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No rest for the wicked. The Krewe of Xanadu rocked back to back with yet another Royal Muses party at the Petroleum Club and a Queen’s Luncheon at City Club the next morning. “It’s all about the Boos” featured photographs taken of the court throug…

After comments about the pelican on the Louisiana state seal, we heard from Glen Duncan, the flag and seal designer, and Curtis Vann, the artist:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Roya Boustany is an assistant district attorney and the mother of a young son. She's also the poster girl for the new progressive Junior League woman.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

B.J. Gouedy says, "The story on Feb. 4 about the 'spider attack' on a Boy Scout holding a hatchet reminded me of years ago when my son and his dad were on top of tall ladders scrapping loose paint off a two-story house so they could repaint.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

In a world of seascapes, cityscapes and even manscapes, there also is the tablescape. A tablescape refers to the surface “landscape” of your tabletop and is more than simple table setting — it’s a design medium. Just how effectively have your back…

Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Paul Vincent Sr. says his sister-in-law, Mary Ayres, of Ruston, is working on a project on Gov. Jimmie Davis, and asks if I recall the little restaurant where Jimmie often had breakfast and lunch.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Backstage is always the best. The Krewe of Victoria readied for the big night with a dress rehearsal at the Cajundome Convention Center. Gumbo and wine got them in the mood for sound checks and cues, and out of the chaos emerged “Victoria Takes a …

Monday, February 06, 2017
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Saturday, February 04, 2017

It’s that time again, and as a former movie columnist who spent every weekend in a darkened multiplex, it’s hard to resist a look at the Oscar nominees.

Friday, February 03, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017

"In the 1950s," says Marsha R., of Baton Rouge, "my big brother Roger Fern was a first lieutenant in the Army, where his team won the National Trophy Team Rifle Match.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Xanadu ladies make the newspaper more than the president, and there were more minks than the inauguration ball at the Youngsville home of Sandra Booher, hosting a “Mink, Drink and Mingle” party for Muses only. Outside speakers piped traditiona…

Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017

I have always owned a cat. And while the benefits are many, they’re forever dismissed among dog owners, whose partisanship rivals that of Republicans and Democrats. You hear it when they state, “It’s just a cat.”

Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017