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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Over the next 12 nights, Ken Burns is bringing the Vietnam War back to our living rooms. The PBS documentary will be an exhaustive 18-hour history of our involvement in Vietnam. The parallels between that catastrophic experience and the Afghanistan War are going to be remarkably unavoidable...
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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

Subservience and misplaced pride are two primary factors attached to one thread of patriotism running rampant among those who think America is God’s personal gift to those legally born on her soil...
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

After the scandal, the Congressman gets to continue his life just as before, but Aviva’s reputation is ruined—her past is revealed every time a potential employer performs a Google search of her name. Seeing no other options, Aviva...
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Corradetti started cooking 13 years ago at the age of 20. He attended ALMA La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, the world’s leading international training center for Italian Cuisine. “It’s the best school in the world,” says Corradetti. After school, he went on to...
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Plus Michael J Thomas, The War on Drugs, Peter Bernstein

There seems to be a wonderful thing happening with bands. They are throwing out the rulebooks that are carefully crafted by suits and industry insiders to make genre-bending gems. Pensacola’s Chainsaw Kelly melds bluesy soul, bluegrass charm, and rock sensibilities into a certain kind of southern magic...
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

What's Brewing with Our Fearless Beer Correspondent

Though there are a variety of ways to cook with beer that involve batter and a deep fryer—which is way too much mess for lazy cooks like ourselves— the recent Hurricane Irma-induced temperature crash reminded us fall (a/k/a football season) is almost here...
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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Dining with Bruce Collier

Ciao Italia sits on a corner overlooking U.S. 98 East, easily visible from the road. The restaurant is spacious, with plenty of windows, indoor and outdoor seating. The dining room is an elongated rectangle, with a bar/ lounge (and piano) a semi-private dining area, and tables for small and large parties...
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Plus - Your Thoughts and Comments, Local Drink Specials

By the way, Trump has lots of Twitter followers but last time I checked, he was only following 45 accounts. For the King of Tweets to not have the courtesy to follow back is absurd and kind of rude. Even Yoko Ono and Barack Obama followed me back...
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Beachcomber Music Award Winner on His New Album and More

In fact, I just listened to them on a Lafayette radio station this morning. We were inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2013, and we’re working on our fourth studio album now...