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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

Bobby Jindal Recap

by Peter Jenkins Gov. Bobby Jindal is no more. John Bel Edwards has just begun his first term as governor of Louisiana, and in the coming months and years we will come to understand how he will shape our state. For now...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 My dating game sucked in 2015, so this year, I vow to make a better effort in putting myself out there. We’re barely two weeks into the New Year, and I’ve already been on a date...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 A good girlfriend of mine introduced me to the Myers-Briggs Trait Indicator test years ago. She knows the different types so well, a night out with her often results in discovering...

East of the River

By Katie East A new year always brings familiar feelings — the need for change and a fresh start. Maybe each year you do the same thing: get back to the gym for a while, promise to stick to your resolutions and then...

Not the End

By Joseph Coco During the past year alone I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve felt this specific feeling. This feeling of loss, this feeling of fear and anger that washes over me every time another person dies...

East of the River

By Katie East I’m not the first person to complain about the weather this holiday season. It’s nothing new to have the A/C on for Christmas. Most years the temperature seems to spike just in time for...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 Last week, I got into a bit of an argument with the guy I’m seeing. Okay, so we haven’t gotten into the logistics of our relationship yet, but we are basically seeing each other...

East of the River

By Katie East In my past, I’ve been a very judgmental person. I would never condemn someone’s lifestyle, but it’s hard for me not to make a snarky comment about a bad outfit or an over the top hairstyle. Over the last...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 Is it just me, or has it been incredibly difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year? I feel really old when I say, “It’s crept up on me this year,” yet I keep saying it. I...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 In order to succeed in a serious relationship, you must tell lies. Wait… what? An article in The New York Times earlier this year by Clancy Martin claims that the only way love...

East of the River

By Katie East Planning your own birthday is at best taxing and at worst a stressful nightmare. As a control freak, I go thru the same thing every year: I plan the birthday I want and I get something totally different...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 “It’s only ever happened one time in my entire life.” My hip-hop dance instructor, Dimitrius, was trying to explain to me that he’s been in a serious relationship for most of his...

East of the River

By Katie East In the interview process the most common, and often dreaded, question is always the same, “What would you say is your biggest weakness?” I happen to be pretty good at interviews so I know how to answer...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 I was going to write about lies — how often we lie and why we do it, and of course, how it affects our relationships. But as I type this, I’ve locked myself into my bedroom and am...

East of the River

By Katie East I’ve never been one to have an issue with speaking my mind. When it comes to people I respect and love; I am always ready to dish out my opinions. However, when it comes to strangers or people I...

East of the River

By Katie East Playing host in your city can range from an exciting honor to a dreadful chore. Whenever friends, or even random acquaintances, come to town it’s up to you to play tour guide. Sometimes, it’s a great...

East of the River

By Katie East I’m not one of those girls who cries easily. Much like a guy, I try to hide my feelings with sarcasm or rude one-liners. That doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings or I’m bad at dealing with them necessarily...

East of the River

East of the River

By Katie East It’s hard for addicts to admit they have a substance abuse problem. It’s even harder to admit it when it’s something as mundane as a coffee or sugar craving. Despite our best efforts, we all have some sort...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the fall weather, a few days off from work, and of course, the food. I love to cook (especially for a guy), I really like to eat, and the...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 Every time a new piece of technology, or a new social app, is introduced into our world, I try to find a way to wiggle it into my routine. Unless it’s not worth it, of course. I...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015

By Peter Jenkins Two weeks ago the Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, known as HERO, was overturned by the citizens of Houston, Texas. The crux of this ordinance was that it made discrimination against people based on a...

My Story

By Katie Andress In honor of National Adoption month, I’ve decided to share with my fellow DIG readers, my adoption story. I hope to bring awareness and enlighten others about what it’s like to be adopted. I hope you...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 It has been reported that nearly half (42 percent) of all marriages that end in divorce, end within 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics. Given that I’m 30, and...

East of The River

By Katie East School rivalries are a funny thing. They’re passed down from one generation and the ones after inherit this mild hatred for an opposing institution. Sports teams are the best way to instill pride in...

The Bitter Lemon

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 I’m finally going to admit it. I hate Halloween. As a kid, I loved it (duh, free candy), and in college, it was the perfect excuse to wear fishnets and do keg stands. But, I’m older...

Let it Go

By Greg Hamilton Fall is here. The days are getting shorter; the night air is getting crisper. And so the melancholy procession of the short shorts and breathable cottons to the back of the closet gives rise to the...

EAST OF THE RIVER

By Katie East A person’s sense of fashion is ever evolving. How you dress in college is nothing like how you’ll dress in your 40’s and certainly not how you dressed when you were a kid. Hopefully, your fashion gets...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 Saying that fashion has a part in dating sounds really superficial, but it truly does. When I think of fashion, I think of celebrities and red carpets, but the pieces on runways...

East of the River

By Katie East Forget Mars and the Great Barrier Reef, there are enigmas much closer to home that we all struggle to understand every day. Sleep is one of those elusive mysteries that seems to affect everyone. Whether...

Get After It

By Nick BeJeaux Being a picky eater is the gastronomic equivalent of sexual repression – boring, vanilla, and outright lame. For God’s sake, it’s 2015. In my travels I have met many a picky eater, people who would...

The Bitter Lemon

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 “You should write about the art of sexting.” It was a message I got a few weeks ago from a married guy friend of mine. “Wait, people still do that?” I asked him. “Yes,” he said...

East of the River

By Katie East As a child, it was something people teased you with and usually caused a lot of contention within a group. Being the favorite, or hating the favorite, is a shared experience we all have. In the adult...

Whitewashed

By Nick BeJeaux I normally do not celebrate the failures of others, but this week I’m making an exception. You my have heard of the movie Stonewall, and if you aren’t straight then you’ve definitely heard of it. The...

The Bitter Lemon

The Bitter Lemon

A month ago, I downloaded a new dating app called “Coffee Meets Bagel.” I’ll admit I downloaded it on a rather lonely night, as I was watching Nightline. The app’s founders were on the show, after they’d turned down $30...

East of River

By Katie East I talk about sex a lot. A good percentage of my jokes that I tell are about sex: I think it’s funny and weird. It’s something we should be able to laugh at and during. And up until recently I found it to...

Sex Education

By Peter Jenkins Editor’s Note: For Dig’s Sex Issue, we sought to provide an entertaining and useful resource to enhance the understanding of physical intimacy amongst our readership. But sometimes what you need to hear...

East of the River

By Katie East Most people have been accused of being selfish at some point or another in their life. I’d also venture to guess most of those same individuals have been called selfless by other friends or family members...

East of the River

By Katie East I’m no statistician, but I’m pretty sure 90 percent of all arguments are due to miscommunication. Whether it’s in a relationship or at a job, not being on the same page can cause a huge...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 We’re less than two weeks away from the official start of fall! And yes, I know, Baton Rouge doesn’t really get a fall season. Instead, we get “slightly less hot,” and the leaves...

The Bitter Lemon

By Holly A. Phillips — @OrangeJulius7 It’s finally here. What some would call the most wonderful time of the year: football season is upon us. What I’m about to admit is going to lock in my single status for the rest of...

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