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 & Restaurants

Saints dinners set the table for team unity

Associated Press photo by Duane Burleson -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees (center) said weekly dinners with his offensive line, including tackle Zach Strief (left) and guard Jahri Evans, help build camaraderie that can make a difference on the field.

It has all the makings of a classic guys’ night out — the tight-knit group of colleagues who faithfully set aside time during a high-pressure work week to share a meal and relax together off the clock. And so what if… Continue reading →


Prayer group asking for continued blessings for La. gathers outside State Capitol

Advocate photo by Mark H. Hunter -- Helen Poydras, center left, prays for God's mercy on America for 'shedding of innocent blood' during abortions during a recent prayer outreach service at the Capitol. The meeting, open to anyone, is held at 10:15 a.m. the first Saturday of the month.

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”… Continue reading →


Apple-Pecan Cornish Hens

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

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Apple-Pecan Cornish Hens Serves 4. Recipe is by Julie Kay. 2 Cornish hens, partially thawed 2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled and chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 1 cup pecans 1 cup apple juice 1. Put partially thawed Cornish hens… Continue reading →


2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

If you ever feel the need to reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill in fewer than 5 seconds, the Jaguar F-Type is among the finest ways to do that. The 2015 Jaguar F-Type is a world-class performer, now available in a… Continue reading →

Real Estate

Rambling Ranch Style on Highland Road

Live oak trees have flourished for decades along Highland Road south of Lee drive, making the property among the prettiest in our area. Homes of varying ages and styles line both sides of Highland, including this five-bedroom ranch style residence near Magnolia Woods.… Continue reading →


Facing HIV/AIDS: Years of treating patients illustrated in graphic art of retired psychiatrist

Advocate photo by ROBIN MILLER --  Eric Avery's molded paper woodcuts,  'The Face' project, show the graphic and sometimes horrific course of AIDS. The piece is part of his exhibit, 'The Art of Eric Avery, M.D.: HIV/AIDS Witness, Healer, Survivor,' which runs through Dec. 7 at the LSU School of Art's Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts.

Warning: Eric Avery pulls no punches. His artwork is graphic and sometimes horrific. But so is the world of HIV/AIDS, where its victims experience a daily dose of fear, despair and hopelessness. Those were the conditions Avery… Continue reading →


Twin Oaks Twin: St. Francisville couple finds just the right home to copy in nearby Natchez

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Belton and Dare Didier's home in St. Francisville is a replica of Twin Oaks in Natchez, Miss. It and three other homes are on the Friends of  West Feliciana Parish Library Christmas in the Country Tour of Homes Dec. 6.

Years before they knew what kind of house they were going to build, Belton and Dare Didier began collecting old beams, salvaged wood and bricks. They had the property — 80 acres just south of St.… Continue reading →