LSU defeats Ole Miss 10-7 in football in Tiger Stadium

LSU drove 95 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with just over five minutes left and the defense made two key stands in the last 1:44 of play to upset No. 3 and previously undefeated Ole Miss, 10-7, in Southeastern Conference play Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

Quarterback Anthony Jenning shook off to two previous interceptions to lead the No. 24 Tigers on… Continue reading →

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‘Black Pot Festival’ in Lafayette serves up stew of food, fun and music

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO  -  Steve Meux serves up sausage and cabbage for hungry festival goers during the Ninth Annual South Louisiana Black Pot Festival in Lafayette Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

The black pot, a staple in every Cajun kitchen, has come to represent more than the food… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette students tackle trash problem in ‘Big Event’

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Brittany Broussard adds trash to a large letter

The 8-foot letters filled with trash and spelling out… Continue reading →

Patricia Gannon: Women and that age-old question

Judy Kennedy, Kat Movassaghi, Amy Hanks

Sadly, it’s still depressingly popular for women in society to decry their age, to demur and refuse to… Continue reading →



Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Auston O'Neill plays taps on the USS Kidd Tuesday during a stop in Baton Rouge with  his wife Bonnie as they tour the country in a National Spirit of '45 Unity Tour bus to bring attention to veterans and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in 2015.

Video: The Spirit of 45

The Express is part of the National Spirit of ‘45 Unity Tour and organizers Auston and Bonnie O’Neill are on a mission to raise public awareness about the… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Raina Wirta, with Elevator Projects, helps Shameeka Dream, right, install her message on one of the quilts in the Monument Quilt display in downtown Town Square Tuesday. The Monument Quilt is traveling across the country to bring awareness to victims of sexual violence and help end the problem.

Quilting a stand against sexual violence

The Monument Quilt, which is traveling across the country to bring awareness to victims of sexual violence, was on display in Baton Rouge’s downtown Town Square on Tuesday.… Continue reading →


Live chat during the No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU football game.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Terrence Magee (18) is upended by the defense but picks up the first down during the first half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

Watch the game between No. 3 Ole Miss and No. 24 LSU on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. in Tiger Stadium, but chat with The Advocate sports staff for live updates and analysis. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →


Jack Bruce, bassist of 60’s band Cream, dies at 71

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 file photo, British musician Jack Bruce performs at the 'Zildjian Drummers Achievement Awards' at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 said ìthe world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.

LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his home in Suffolk, England. A statement released by his family… Continue reading →


Exhibit links battles, revolts in Atlantic using historic paintings, artifacts

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Napoleon's death mask, which has left New Orleans for the first time since 1834, is part of the new exhibit, 'Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,' at the Capitol Park Museum.

The story starts with the American Revolution and ends with the 200-year old Battle of New Orleans. And Napoleon Bonaparte is the bridge connecting the two. Which is why the Louisiana State Museum ceremoniously transported the French emperor’s bronze death mask… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Domenica spinoff forges its own identity in N.O.

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Garlic knots are served with aged provolone fonduta at Pizza Domenica.

The same type of wood-burning oven produces the same char-pocked, bubble-crusted Neapolitan-style pizzas. The same unaccountably delicious, whole roasted cauliflower is a go-to appetizer. And the same chefs and partners — John Besh and Alon Shaya — are at the helm.… Continue reading →


Photos: Southern takes on Jackson State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Justin Woods (99) holds onto his helmet on the sidelines before kickoff against Jackson State, Saturday, Oct. 25, at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Southern's helmets featured a newly updated logo, courtesy of their equipment staff.

Jags travel to Jackson to take on the Tigers.… Continue reading →


Danny Heitman’s “At Random” : Older writers show how to be brief

This month, quite by coincidence, I’ve been reading three books written by men who are all well past retirement age. Experience has taught them to write concisely about big topics, a skill that no writer ever really perfects. In “The Meaning of… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Police arrest man in Callahan Street shooting and other Baton Rouge area police news

Baton Rouge Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Friday who is accused of shooting another man multiple times on Callahan Street earlier this month. Christopher Noble, of 5748 Adams Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of… Continue reading →


Business Briefs for Oct. 26, 2014

Tom Boon, of Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC

Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC, with seven offices in Louisiana and South Carolina, is opening an office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Tom Boon will be senior vice president and general… Continue reading →

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