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How Trump Happened

Now that the Olympic Games are over people will begin thinking seriously about the presidential election and not liking what they see. At a time when the public should be debating the merits of the candidates, the question is instead,…

5 Worst Calamities in New Orleans History

   It is in the nature of political conventions for the party out of the White House to try and convince us that we are at the most dangerous crossroads ever, while the party on the inside wants us to…

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Ça C’est Bon! Maurice, Youngsville, Broussard, Lafayette If you have an envie for a delicious, quick plate lunch-to-go, stop by Jody and Tonya Hebert’s newest spot, A Venue by Dupuy at 9511 Maurice Ave. in Maurice (they own Dupuy’s Seafood…

Talking Tough

If we can't get rid of guns, can't we at least make the message stronger?

Sad for My Friend

When my mom picked me up from a sleepover Sunday morning, she told me she had some sad news. She told me that my friend Lisa’s dad had been killed. It was sad, but it wasn’t like it was someone…

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Boats Afloat Vermilionville The 5th annual Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade has been moved up to May 15, 2016 from its traditional October slot according to Vermilionville’s Director of Communications, Erin Segura. “We’re expanding considerably,” she explains of their…

Pathways to Gold

In St. Bernard Parish, Jason Waggenspack and Sidney Torres III broaden the playing field with a world-class facility for Louisiana-shot films.

What’s On Deck

More industrial projects, plus web and video game developments are in our future.

Governors: Best and Worst

   Besides both of them having lived in the governor’s mansion and neither having been nominated for president, Edwin Edwards and Bobby Jindal have little in common—that includes rankings of their place as governor. As part of a far-ranging series of…

Crime in the City

According to data linked from the NOPD’s website, for the week of September 24 to 29, there were about 19 armed robberies in New Orleans. Crime is a fact of life in any city, and the recent armed robberies at Patois, Atchafalaya and…

Face of the Forecast

For decades, Lafayette TV weatherman Rob Perillo has been Acadiana’s source when it comes to storms and sunshine.

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Hurricane Museum Underway Lake Charles As South Louisiana residents recall Hurricane Rita during its 10th anniversary in September, on the heels of hurricane Katrina’s 10th in August, a positive development is taking place in Lake Charles that’s designed to save…

T-P Dukes It Out With The Advocate in Jefferson

If it were a boxing match, The Times-Picayune would have won more rounds last week talking swings at The New Orleans Advocate for the official journal business in Jefferson Parish. Official journals publish the legal notices found in tiny type…

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Better Cajun Blues For Your Ears The much anticipated new album by slide-guitarist Sonny Landreth, Bound by the Blues, debuts June 9 and features a radical departure from his prior two albums, 2012’s classical jazz fusion Elemental Journey and 2008’s…

Waiting In the Jury Pool

I guess I had forgotten, or maybe I never knew, that Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford had their own TV show. If it wasn’t for Orleans Parish Criminal Court, I still might not know. On the first day of jury duty, things had…

The Advocate Makes Groceries

        To all of you “New New Orleanians” out there, you should be familiar with an old local expression, “makin’ groceries.” The term was applied to the act of going shopping for food such as, “Momma is makin’ groceries.” Last week we…