SAINTS 2018 PRE-SEASON: 7 Players to Watch vs. Arizona Cardinals

By Barry Hirstius – Contributing Writer   The New Orleans Saints open the home part of their 2018 NFL Pre-Season schedule this Friday Night, when they host the NFC West Division opponent Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central and will be televised locally in…

August 14, 2018
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The Louisiana Execution

Adam Albaari –Contributing Writer The Attorney General of Louisiana, Jeff Landry, has recently announced that he plans on bringing back more diverse options to the implementation of the death penalty if the problems relating to lethal injection are not solved. Many progressives consider this a massive regression in a state that the larger Union already…

August 14, 2018
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An Interview That’s ALMOST READY

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer Al Champagne, for as long as I’ve been Facebook friends with him, has been promoting his close to being finished documentary Almost Ready, about the New Orleans punk rock scene in the 70s and 80s. With some teasers of interviews released and snippets of photos taken, it’s certainly…

August 14, 2018
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Neaux Reel Idea: What Is BLACKkKLANSMAN?

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer Spike Lee’s latest film and condemnation, BlacKkKlansman, isn’t really a comedy. Sure, it’s been marketed as one. Sure, its title brings to mind Dave Chappelle’s infamous/hilarious skit from over a decade ago. And sure, one of the best ways to take away the power of racists is to…

August 14, 2018
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7 Saints Players to Watch vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars

  By Barry Hirstius – Contributing Writer   The New Orleans Saints open their 2018 NFL Pre-Season this Thursday Night, when they travel to the northern Florida Atlantic coast to face the 2017 AFC South Division champion Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m….

August 7, 2018
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Neaux Reel Idea: RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE Review

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer For the elder Thomas Gonzalez – self-proclaimed “Last Gonzalez on Delacroix Island” – hunting the Nutria rodents is more than just a way to pay bills; It’s an affirmation of personal philosophy. He is among the many men and women who trap, kill and fish off the land…

August 7, 2018
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Pothole City

By Jen Bentley – Contributing Writer   It’s no secret that the roads in New Orleans are in bad shape. Drive a few blocks in any direction, and you’ll come across one of the city’s famous, “car-killer” potholes. Every few weeks, a story pops up – usually something humorous about the way a local has…

August 7, 2018
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Working (Without) Prosperity

By Jenn Bentley If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably heard that the United States is in the middle of a new prosperous age. Economic growth during Trump’s first year in office is higher than the average annual growth rate for both Obama and Bush’s presidencies. In the second quarter of this…

July 31, 2018
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TEACHER & STUDENT: SAINTS HOPING TO “PASS THE TORCH” AT THE TIGHT END POSITION

By Barry Hirstius – Contributing Writer Among the stand-out performers for the New Orleans Saints thus far through the first week’s worth of Practice at their 2018 Training Camp: starting tight end Ben Watson and the young man who very possibly could take over that role from Watson someday: undrafted rookie tight end Deon Yelder….

July 31, 2018
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Music Review: NIGEL’S DREAM from Tuba Skinny

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer I had the fortune, many years back, of discovering Tuba Skinny’s music through a google and facebook search of local New Orleans bands. Playing a range of jazz from the early decades of the 20th Century, Tuba Skinny swings in the hearts, minds and feels of anyone who…

July 31, 2018
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