Stephanie Grace: Gov. Edwards' unprecedented speech 'definitely designed to terrify people'

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Here is Advocate columnist Stephanie Grace's Quick Take on Gov. John Bel Edwards' televised address about the state budget: 1) Edwards, a Democrat facing a Republican-dominated Legislature, has tried his best to cast the state's budget shortfall of roughly $3 billion for the rest of this fiscal year and the next as a bipartisan problem in need of bipartisan solutions. His… Continue reading →

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Juniors flock to LSU this weekend for ‘Boys From The Boot’

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Les Miles addresses the crowd last week during The Gridiron Club Bayou Bash, which celebrates LSU's incoming recruiting class.

Catholic High running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire wants to feel needed when LSU’s junior day ends Saturday night. Madison Prep defensive end Bryan Jones just wants a scholarship offer. About 40 players are expected at LSU’s junior day event Saturday dubbed “Boys From The Boot,”… Continue reading →


Review: ‘Deadpool’ suffers from juvenile humor

Photo provided by Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox -- Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) doesnt really see eye-to-eye with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).

“Deadpool” hates its audience, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with “I’m so naughty” abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself, Reynolds, director Tim… Continue reading →


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