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Rabalais: LSU looking for completions on the field too, in its first Thanksgiving game in 31 years

Pass the cranberries. Pass the yams. But after the plates are cleared away, the biggest question around Louisiana’s Thanksgiving tables will be this one: Can LSU pass the ball? LSU’s 17-0 shutout at Arkansas on Nov. 15 doesn’t look quite so bad in the wake of the suddenly awake Razorbacks quashing the Ole Miss Rebels 30-0 Saturday.… Continue reading →

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Politics blog: Jindal comments on Ferguson, Politico reports

Associated Press photo by MELINDA DESLATTE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is among the potential contenders for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination who sought… Continue reading →

Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge: good food, good cheer, good deeds

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Volunteer Joe Pope, of Galveston, Texas, joined the Holiday Helpers in their annual Thanksgiving luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Baton Rouge River Center.

With aprons on and plastic gloves covering willing hands, hundreds of volunteers turned out Thursday to serve lunch,… Continue reading →

Bogalusa civil rights leader, Deacon for Defense Bob Hicks, honored

Photo provided by Olivia McClure -- From left, State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, Jackie Hicks with an unidentified granddaughter , and Elder Christopher Matthews of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Bogalusa during a march last weekend commemorating 1960s civil rights leader Robert Hicks.

In Bogalusa, a mill town once ruled by white law enforcement and saturated with the Ku Klux Klan… Continue reading →



It’s Denham Springs vs. Zachary in Friday night football

Scenes from the Denham Springs High School-Zachary High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, football game.… Continue reading →

The LSU Tiger band spells out

True BR: Tiger Stadium an iconic destination in Baton Rouge (Video)

Ronnie Haliburton, former LSU player and now Senior Associate Athletic Director in charge of LSU facilities and grounds, shares why he believes Tiger Stadium is an iconic part… Continue reading →


LSU at Texas A&M pregame chat, Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) pulls in a long pass for a first down in front of Mississippi linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (4) during the first half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

What's going on with LSU before its game at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas? Get the latest news and notes in this pregame chatwith the Advocate's sports staff. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →


‘The Congress’ is chaotic feast of ideas

Photo provided by Drafthouse Films -- Robin Wright plays a version of herself in 'The Congress.'

A movie that’s largely hallucination translated into film and animation, “The Congress” presents questions and observations in childlike, otherworldly ways. It’s a drama, it’s a cartoon, playful and sad, satirical and moving. All these things and a chaotic visual feast as well.… Continue reading →


Creativity is a team sport, Walter Isaacson finds in his bestseller on the digital revolution

This undated photo made available by his publicist on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 shows author Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs told Isaacson he wanted him to write his biography because he's good at getting people to talk. Jobs, it turns out, didn't need much prodding, secretive as he was about both his private life and the company he founded.

Sometimes the roots of a writer’s obsessions go all the way back to childhood. Searching for memories that might have inspired his most recent bestseller, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson can conjure… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

What a Crock: Slow-cooked Cornish hens perfect for small groups

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS  --  Not expecting a crowd for Thanksgiving? Serve Apple-Pecan Cornish Hens.

Perhaps you stock up on Cornish hens when they go on sale. I do, and it has saved me many times over when I needed a dinner idea. Thanksgiving is no exception. In many households, including ours at times, a turkey… Continue reading →


Photos: Turkey Trot

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Runner Wesley Longacre, 11, of Vienna, Maryland, shows off his turkey hat before the start of the Turkey Trot 5k benefiting the March of Dimes in Downtown Baton Rouge Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Images from the Turkey Trot, the March of Dimes’ efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.… Continue reading →


Smiley: Cajun in your heart

There’s been an interesting discussion on Warren Perrin’s email site about what makes a Cajun. Raymond “LaLa” Lalonde, while pointing out that many Louisiana people with French ancestors aren’t descended from the Acadians forced from Nova Scotia by the British, says,… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Accused of stealing from coworkers, ATC employee arrested, fired

Louisiana State Police on Wednesday arrested a non-commissioned employee of the agency’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control accused of stealing money from her coworkers. Lindy Tullier was arrested after her several of her coworkers reported money missing from their… Continue reading →


LSU center to host entrepreneurs from Mexico, South America

LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center will host 20 entrepreneurs from Mexico and South America in February for two weeks of training and mentoring on U.S. business practices and rules. Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru will send five successful entrepreneurs each.… Continue reading →

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