Legislators are moving on from a failed special session to focus on the regular session that starts Monday. Robert Travis Scott is President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a non-partisan public policy group. Despite the collapse of the special session, Scott says there's still progress to be made over the next few months.
INSIDE THE ARTS
This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Carol Rausch. The New Orleans Opera chorus master and Loyola Opera Theatre director is being honored with GAMBIT's Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robert Taylor isn't sure why he's alive. "My mother succumbed to bone cancer. My brother had lung cancer," he ticks them off on his fingers. "My sister, I think it was cervical cancer. My nephew lung cancer." A favorite cousin. That cousin's son. Both neighbors on one side, one neighbor on the other. "And here I am. I don't understand how it decides who to take." Taylor is 77. He was born in St. John the Baptist Parish, La., when the area was still covered in sugar cane fields, before the...
FOOD & DINING
If we're at an oyster bar in Louisiana, we are usually not after something new, unless maybe it’s some different mojo in the cocktail sauce. But the oyster? We already know exactly what to expect. It will be a Gulf oyster – big, gregarious, generous, delicious, a bargain too and a taste we know by heart.