June 17, 2009 12:00 AM
There is no catharsis in the violent death of a companion. (with video) Friday morning I bid adieu to an old friend. It wasn’t a “so long“ or a “see ya later.” It was “goodbye.” Forever. We had been through some good times ...
June 10, 2009 12:00 AM
Praise God and pass the mustard, it’s war! I’m considering approaching the Downtown Development Authority for a commission. I’ve unwittingly done some downtown development in the last few weeks. I developed a Hot Dog War. It was a skirmish really ...
June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Calvin Borel’s decision to switch dates mid-dance has this wall flower in a funk. This is what I know about horse racing: It’s nicknamed the “sport of kings”; horses race counter-clockwise around a track with diminutive humans on their backs; ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
(with video documentary) A little shout-out to The Independent Weekly. We’re all up in the 21st century, y’all. I’m not talking journalism. Ours ...
May 20, 2009 12:00 AM
What a state we’re in. Louisiana is our morbidly obese mother, ambling around the mobile home in her wrinkled house coat, chain smoking, nursing a 40, chewing through a greasy sack of cracklins. Her casual disregard for her own health and well being ...
May 13, 2009 12:00 AM
Inventing new words, or neologisms, isn’t new. Words have to come from somewhere, right? And we Americans have enjoyed a facile famousity for it lo these many years, often to the chagrin of our dentally deficient cousins across the Atlantic. A fellow ...
May 6, 2009 12:00 AM
In order for me to pull an all-nighter, I’ll take Adderall,” says Daphne, a junior in early childhood education at UL Lafayette. She and a fellow student and friend, Velma, have come to The Independent Weekly office the Saturday before finals week ...
April 29, 2009 12:00 AM
Bob Hamm disappeared into the Big Dark Secret last week, just two months after his longtime colleague at The Daily Advertiser, Vince Marino, also died. Hamm was 74 years old. He and Marino were lions in a medium that still has pride. The pun is intentional ...
April 22, 2009 12:00 AM
School board reform, I mean. Next week in Baton Rouge, after the sundries and niceties of the legislative session opening ceremonies, after Gov. Bobby Jindal exhorts lawmakers to do good for Louisiana, after hands are shaken and shoulders slapped, laws ...
April 15, 2009 12:00 AM
What a genial bunch you Independent Weekly readers are, polite and respectful for the most part of your ideological adversaries’ feelings. Nowhere is this borne out in more convivial fashion than in the comment section on theind.com, wherein anyone ...

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