Festival Latino blends different cultures with music, food and family fun

Photo provided by Nena Jones --Four thousand people attended Festival Latino last year, organizers say.

Festival Latino takes over BREC Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds on Sunday. Begun in 1986 as a project of the Diocese of Baton Rouge Hispanic Apostolate’s youth ministry, the event’s purpose was to bring together all Hispanics and Latinos to share the different cultures of their representative countries. The purpose has not changed in its 28… Continue reading →


Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ debuts with $35M

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from the film,

NEW YORK — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for… Continue reading →



‘Long Rangers’ share World War II memories

Remaining members of the famed “Long Rangers” gather for a reunion as work gets underway to preserve records, photographs and memorabilia. Louis Zamperini, who was a part of the group, is the subject of a movie based on the book, “Unbroken.”… Continue reading →

Video Games

Ambitious ‘Destiny’ lacks imagination

Photo provided by Activision -- 'Destiny,' a new science fiction epic from 'Halo' creators Bungie, has several gorgeous, radically different worlds to explore.

Midway through “Destiny,” the new science fiction epic from “Halo” creators Bungie, a smug prince is musing on the hero’s desire to visit a mysterious site on Mars. “You want to turn it into a battleground,” the prince sneers. “How unimaginative.”… Continue reading →