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Gilla Brewing Stole the Show at Zapp’s International Beerfest

Gilla Brewing – one of the new area breweries planning to open in Gonzales in 2019 – was the shining star at Zapp’s International...

Dick Vitale Defends LSU Comments on Off the Bench

ESPN’s energetic and beloved college basketball commentator, Dick Vitale, faced the heat as he joined the second hour of Jordy Culotta’s...

Are you going Red or Blue tomorrow?

According to political ads the fate of the nation hangs in the balance of tomorrow’s election. Whatever side you’re on you must admit...

Category - Opinion

The Bitter Lemon: Dealing with a setup

This is going to come out wrong, but I’ve been really lucky to have friends that don’t pressure me to be in a relationship. Of course, my friends are rooting for me – they hope that one day I’ll find Mr. Right, but...

Film in Review: “I Saw the Light”

Beginning with a quiet, haunting, monologue-ish rendition of “Cold, cold heart,” I Saw the Light promises heartache and heartbreak, through the veil of the short life Hank Williams lived. It’s a sequence not meant to be...

Music: Dig picks for the First Dance

A couple’s first dance. A tradition many girls (and guys) imagine before the big day, or even before the proposal. Sometimes there can be a lot of pressure trying to find the right song. What is the feeling you want to...

East of the River: Party people

When you host a party, it’s difficult to have fun. There’re so many things you have to worry about—from the cleanliness of your house to the comfort of your guests. There’re so many things to prep for leading up to the...

East of the River: Self-Help yourself

Humans seem to have a natural inclination to do what’s in their worst interest. Though evolution should prove the opposite is true, in this high-tech, chaotic world we live in, we tend to avoid our instincts and give...

Film in Review: Batman V Superman predictions

I don’t like to use the term “apologist” when it comes to Zack (Yes, Zack. With a “K.”) Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. Making apologies for the movie seems to go against being a fan of it. You know, like a...

The truth about nature: Is it overrated?

Nature is a magnificent, beautiful thing. It’s also scary as shit. You’ve got bears, bugs and bad smelling stuff – the three B’s. Outside is both overrated and underrated. While the sun is cool, it can also give...

The Bitter Lemon: Am I afraid of intimacy?

I recently became obsessed with podcasts. There’s about six that I listen to regularly, including The Jillian Michaels’ Show. You may remember Michaels as one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser. Her podcast is a mix...

Film in Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

If I recall correctly, the first movie in what is now the Cloverfield series (which shares that title) was an exuberant spin on classic giant monster tales and found footage genre – two things that have been done...

The Bitter Lemon: The digital delete

I woke up, pissed as all hell. It was a Saturday morning, I’d slept in, and for some reason I was in a fit of rage. I was mad at the guy I’d been talking to, mainly because we weren’t really talking to each other...

East of the River: Hey, Jealousy

Jealousy is a base human emotion. Even babies want the toys the child next to them has instead of the one sitting right in front of them. In fact, jealousy is truly an animalistic instinct. A dog will steal a bone from...

Film in Review: London Has Fallen

Continuing from where we left off from last week, class, we now move on to the next Gerard Butler film, London Has Fallen – a movie that, at its best, is both worse and grander than its first entry Olympus Has...

Film in Review: Gods of Egypt

Like Immortals, but lighter. Like Thor, but zanier. These are my initial feelings and comparisons when thinking about Gods of Egypt – from the man behind Dark City and The Crow. Honestly, we don’t get movies like...

The Bitter Lemon: Shhh, I’m talking

“We’re selfish, so all we want is a girl who’s going to listen to everything we say and act like it’s the coolest thing ever.” A guy friend of mine was trying to explain the inner-workings of the male brain to me. I’d...

Music: Sounds of the underground

The Rat Pack was a legendary group of performers that, throughout the ’50s and ’60s, ruled cool. If these guys signed off on someone or something, you needed to know about it. The Rat Pack would usually pack into a...

Film in Review: The VVitch

To what degree is The Witch good or great? Most certainly and assuredly, it is one of the more dedicated and determined films (horror or not) to come out in recent years. Such (witch?) craft, such style and such...

East of the River: #FreeKesha

Last week, a judge denied Kesha’s temporary injunction to record outside of her contract with Sony. The artist hasn’t made any new music since 2012 with her former producer and alleged rapist, Lukasz Gottwald, AKA Dr...

East of the River: Justice for all?

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last week, a flurry of excitement and fear was injected into our nation’s already chaotic political landscape. Scalia, the most noted Conservative justice, was...

Film in Review: Deadpool

To be MacGruber (that great Will Forte SNL skit movie) level immature, you really need a certain sophomoric swagger. The kind of talk and walk that obnoxiously screams at the lollipop-eating girl a mile away, swiping...

The Bitter Lemon: Lighten up, let’s date

“What happened to the days of dating someone just because you liked them?” One of my best girlfriends and I were chatting one night about guys—not an uncommon occurrence with us. It was an interesting question, and...

East Of The River: No Booze: Baby on board (maybe)

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned women of child-bearing age to avoid alcohol unless they are on birth control. So basically, the government wants all women, ages 15-44, to forgo alcohol...

The Bitter Lemon: How history screwed singletons

You probably already know that Valentine’s Day comes from Saint Valentine. But, I needed to know how a Saint caused such a giant mess for singletons each year. I took it to Google. An article I found on History.com says...

Film in Review: 50 Shades of Black

Just the other day, I was asked about the latest cinematic atrocity from Marlon Wayans, Fifty Shades of Black. “Do you think the whip selection scene was a statement on Hollywood’s obsession with violence and...

East of the River: ‘Tis the cold and sinus season

It’s inevitable. Every few months, everyone at my work gets sick. We work in such close quarters, it’s hard to keep anything from spreading. Our “break room” is about the size of a walk-in closet and we have to cram up...

The Bitter Lemon: Getting out there, online

I recently became obsessed with watching Love at First Swipe on TLC. The show stars Style Expert Clinton Kelly, along with Online Dating Guru Devyn Simone. The point of the show is to help women (I haven’t seen any male...

East of the River: A comic’s worst nightmare

Last week, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli and Kathleen Madigan all took to Twitter to accuse Amy Schumer of being a joke thief. All insinuated that this was habitual for the successful comic and movie star and...

The Bitter Lemon

People often say, “When you’re not looking, that’s when it’ll happen.” These people are usually in a relationship. I get it – just when you’re busy getting your life together instead of obsessing over dating, Mr. or Mrs...

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