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King Cake Hub brings king cake fans together

King Cake Hub brings king cake fans together

Cristian Orellana

January 22, 2020

With forty six days left until Mardi Gras and King Cake Hub now having 50 varieties, it seems only natural to ask natural to ask the owner, Will Samuels, what’s his favorite kind. “It’s like picking a favorite child,” Samuels said. Formerly a Lakeview pizza restaurant owner, Will Samuels...

Maple Street welcomes vegan restaurant to corner full of popular college bars

Maple Street welcomes vegan restaurant to corner full of popular college bars

Rose Wagner

January 21, 2020

The intersection of Maple and Hillary Streets is known for cheap drinks, cheese fries and crowds of college students partying late into the night, even on Wednesdays. But a new business has moved in across from to Bruno's Tavern, TJ Quills and Redd's Uptilly Tavern, one that hopes to bring vegan eats to...

Reviews: The Top 10 Movies of 2019

Reviews: The Top 10 Movies of 2019

Cody Downey and Ver Lumod

January 19, 2020

2019 has come and gone, and it was definitely a great year for the film industry. Many longtime series provided installments of massive proportions. Prolific directors brought new films to both theaters and streaming services. Foreign films came into the spotlight to provide relevant stories worldwide....

What’s in Theaters 1/17

What’s in Theaters 1/17

Cody Downey

January 17, 2020

We are midway through the month of January, and there is already a great selection of films out in theaters to watch. From reimaginings of beloved films to long-awaited sequels, theaters have many options for the average filmgoer. Click here to find showtimes. Dolittle Bringing a different take on the literary character, "Dolittle" offers an interesting adapta...

Puzzle Answers 1/17/2020

January 16, 2020

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What’s in Theaters 1/10

What’s in Theaters 1/10

Cody Downey

January 12, 2020

With the second week of 2020 done, the world of movies has a great selection of holiday holdovers and new stories to entertain the avid filmgoer. For showtimes and ticket prices, click here and find a local theatre near you. 1917 Bringing a new look to the first World War, "1917" mixes cinematography and action ...

Wizard World celebrates 10th year in New Orleans

Wizard World celebrates 10th year in New Orleans

Cristo Dulom

January 7, 2020

Wizard World celebrated its 10th year at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Jan. 3-5, 2020. There were a variety of artists, cosplayers and guest celebrities. The events included costume contests for children and adults alike, live music and panels hosted by guest celebrities and artists....

Review: How “Little Women” Made a Big Statement

Review: How “Little Women” Made a Big Statement

Sofia Mongillo

January 7, 2020

In 1868, author Louisa May Alcott touched readers all around with her coming-of-age novel known by many today as a classic piece of literature. 2019's “Little Women,” directed by Greta Gerwig, appeared on screens, having brought Alcott’s 19th century story back to life. Here, writer-director Gerwig...

Review: “Parasite” is a brilliant, “metaphorical” take on class divisions

Review: “Parasite” is a brilliant, “metaphorical” take on class divisions

Ver Lumod

January 7, 2020

“Parasite,” the latest film from South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, is a wickedly funny, unbearably tense and smartly crafted view on the universal theme of the class divide between the haves and the have-nots. The film centers on the Kims, a relatively poor family living in their small basement...

“The Two Popes” is an entertaining conversation

“The Two Popes” is an entertaining conversation

Ver Lumod

January 2, 2020

Netflix’s latest cinematic exercise “The Two Popes” is at once compelling, funny and thoughtful. Based on true events, the film focuses on the titular two popes: the soon-to-be pope emeritus Benedict XVI, played by Anthony Hopkins, and the future Pope Francis, played by Jonathan Pryce. The la...

“Togo” wins the race against other Disney+ originals

“Togo” wins the race against other Disney+ originals

Cody Downey

January 2, 2020

By revealing an interesting and untold true story, "Togo" provides a great narrative epic that makes sure this tale won't be left out to freeze. "Togo" follows the story of the titular dog and his musher Leonhard Seppala, played by Willem Dafoe. Set in 1925 Alaska, the pair is sent on a mission to...

“The Irishman” takes the mob myth to the grave for good

“The Irishman” takes the mob myth to the grave for good

Ver Lumod

January 2, 2020

Martin Scorsese’s latest crime epic “The Irishman” showcases the celebrated auteur’s usual penchant for gripping spectacle, but this time imbued with worn reflection. The three-and-a-half hour Netflix film charts the rise and fall of real-life former mob hitman Frank Sheeran, played by Robert...

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