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What Kind Of Story Time?

What Kind Of Story Time?

Brad Goins October 5, 2018 Comments Off on What Kind Of Story Time?

“Drag Queen Story Time.” Depending on your moral valence, that phrase may seem innocuous, interesting or disgusting. Innocuous or not, the phrase “Drag Queen Story Time” has poured kerosene on the smoldering fires of

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Hot ‘N’ Nasty

Hot ‘N’ Nasty

Brad Goins September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Hot ‘N’ Nasty

When the big blast of August heat hit us, the Louisiana police blotter just plain went off the hook. It was so far-out, I can only give you the greatest hits.  Beat ‘Em Where

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Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Brad Goins September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has become the latest politician to promote his plans to make New Orleans’ French Quarter “family friendly.” He wants to do this by turning the French Quarter into a

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Oh, Was I Right Again?

Oh, Was I Right Again?

admin August 16, 2018 Comments Off on Oh, Was I Right Again?

The Senate Majority Whip — Louisiana’s Steve Scalise — has made it official. He won’t be running for governor of Louisiana. I wrote in this column that he wouldn’t run back when Louisiana journalists

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Bayou Song

Bayou Song

admin August 2, 2018 Comments Off on Bayou Song

From the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press comes a new book — Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape. This spiral-bound book is primarily designed for youths and their teachers. However,

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Lucky Tiles

Lucky Tiles

Brad Goins July 19, 2018 Comments Off on Lucky Tiles

The very first Lake Charles Lucky Tiles Mah Jongg Tournament will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Lake Charles Bridge Club, 1600 W. McNeese St. Now, this may seem a little early

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A New Homage To Creoles

A New Homage To Creoles

Brad Goins July 5, 2018 Comments Off on A New Homage To Creoles

Down through the years, Lagniappe has run several stories about what exactly a Creole is. I think I might even have written a couple of them. If you think you’d like 335 pages of

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Punch Drunk

Punch Drunk

Brad Goins June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Punch Drunk

You probably get even more tired than I do of reading about do-nothing Louisiana legislators in this column. Well, I’m here to tell you that now — finally — two Louisiana legislators have accomplished

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It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

Brad Goins June 7, 2018 Comments Off on It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

In the paragraphs of Up Front, I’ve often praised the intellectual rigor of Attorney General Jeff Landry. But my praise never before soared to the heights it did on April 27, when Landry demonstrated

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On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

Brad Goins May 17, 2018 Comments Off on On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

Jennifer Reeser is one of the products of McNeese’s much-lauded master’s poetry program who’s managed to gain a great deal of recognition by writing verse. Her poetry has been published in the big journals,

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