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Book Works

Book Works

Brad Goins March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Book Works

Artist’s books are one of the most seldom seen forms of art. Perhaps they’ve never caught on with the public because — in our time, anyway — they’re usually associated with experimental, avant-garde art

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It’s Official

It’s Official

Brad Goins March 2, 2017 Comments Off on It’s Official

It’s now official. Louisiana has the highest sales tax in the whole USA. The good word comes from the Tax Foundation, which places Louisiana’s average sales tax at 9.98 percent. Coming in half a

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Pinky Adventures

Pinky Adventures

Brad Goins February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Pinky Adventures

Local author Bobby Aguillard has just published his first children’s book — Pinky Adventures: A Southwest Louisiana Story. Some of you may already have guessed that the title refers to the pink dolphins of

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‘We Had This Amazing Connection’

‘We Had This Amazing Connection’

Brad Goins February 2, 2017 Comments Off on ‘We Had This Amazing Connection’

This is one of those stories about something that happens at just about exactly the time the magazine hits the stands. So, if you happen to get a copy at the moment it’s hot

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Are You Working? Stop It! Right Now

Are You Working? Stop It! Right Now

Brad Goins January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Are You Working? Stop It! Right Now

A loyal reader who called me on Dec. 15 encouraged me to complete a task on the day she called, because, she said, “after today I’ll be out until ‘til the first.” My first

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Keep An Eye Peeled

Keep An Eye Peeled

Brad Goins January 5, 2017 Comments Off on Keep An Eye Peeled

Before long, the entire wall space of the old Rikenjaks building will be covered by works by local artists. That’s an especially big deal when you consider that none of the recent tenants have

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Hawke: Louisiana Actor And Musician

Hawke: Louisiana Actor And Musician

Brad Goins December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Hawke: Louisiana Actor And Musician

The highly promoted remake of The Magnificent Seven, whose stars include Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, was shot last year in Baton Rouge. Another of the film’s stars was Ethan Hawke. Hawke must have

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Homeland

Homeland

Brad Goins December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Homeland

Lake Charles poet Jennifer Reeser’s new poem — a sonnet — was just published by the well-known periodical National Review. I had no idea that National Review published poems. But it’s been a few

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Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers

Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers

Brad Goins November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers

Lake Charles native Justin Martindale began producing and recording his own music when he was 17. His first solo EP, Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers, just dropped. Let me provide a few brief notes

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A Guy Driving Down The Road

A Guy Driving Down The Road

Brad Goins November 4, 2016 Comments Off on A Guy Driving Down The Road

In the last couple of weeks, if you got tired of reading about Les Miles’ firing or the race for David Vitter’s seat or a flock of high school football games, you could always

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