Rayne Penney says, "After 18 months of being a stay-at-home mother, I went back to an 8-to-5 job in Baton Rouge.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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With New Orleans' Audubon Zoo in the news recently due to the story of the escaped jaguar, Keith Horcasitas, our Yat reporter, thought it appropriate to mention the man who played a role in establishing two New Orleans icons — the zoo and Dixie beer:
Saturday, August 11, 2018
In 1918, a Czechoslovakian immigrant fled his native land and came to work for a float designer in New Orleans. Between seasons, the man some knew as George Blattny decamped to Grand Isle, where he turned his paintbrushes to tales of pirates, earl…
Friday, August 10, 2018
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Outside the bon temps and good food, south Louisiana is known for its mix of great music. Cajun, zydeco, blues, hip-hop and metal — there is a wealth of bands making good music in each genre.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
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Dudley Lehew, of Marrero, a former Associated Press reporter, says, "While working in Boston in the '60s, I saw a Massachusetts legislator do something that would make any Louisiana legislator smile with envy.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Every August for years, I've been producing the Fearless Football Forecast, based on the premise that you shouldn't have to go to a bar to hear uninformed comments about LSU football.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
As if people weren’t problem enough, society must increasingly contend with their dogs. Under the moniker "fur babies," many are indulged and allowed to be as infantile as they wish, with owners excusing the barking-mad animal straining at the lea…
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We've had several suggestions from readers about how to deal with annoying phone calls from folks trying to extract money from us. Olive M. Campbell's tale is one of my favorites.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
The bane and benefit of the English language is that it’s always in flux. New words evolve at an alarming rate, the product of a society constantly in search of self-expression. And while English has never been a creator of complicated compound no…
In a column last week, I touched on the legacy of Fred Rogers, whose life and work are the subject of a new documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," that’s been playing in theaters this summer.
Friday, July 27, 2018
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The Cajun Navy, formed in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina, will be featured in a documentary spotlighting every day civilians who risk their lives to assist others during devastating storms according to a Discovery Channel report.
When it comes to superhero movies, there’s a perception that you’ve got to choose between DC’s gritty, dour offerings or Marvel’s winking humor. But five cartoon wannabe heroes armed with fart jokes are trying to change that.
If you assume from the title of Meg Myers’ new album that she’s taken a fun and frivolous turn, you’ll be sorely mistaken. Thrilled, but very mistaken.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Alex "Sonny" Chapman, of Ville Platte, says, "A recent story in the column about chatting with JFK in a New Orleans hotel while he was in boxers and T-shirt reminds me of another JFK/Louisiana story.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
There’s a line in the show "Sons of Anarchy" where gang member Jimmy Smits says, “I prefer more patina on my precious metal.” He’s coming on to biker matriarch Katey Sagal, an older woman on TV who upstages the men for mayhem and sex appeal.
LAFAYETTE — The Quilters' Guild Acadienne is exhibiting 32 quilts through Aug. 31 at its third annual show at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.
Friday, July 20, 2018
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Like Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Talking Heads' entire discography, Dirty Projectors' music is the perfect background music for "hip" white people.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Continuing tales of Louisiana political history, Gene Knispel recalls the fall of 1959, when U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy, "coyly" eyeing the presidency, visited Baton Rouge and New Orleans.