Ask M J

By: Jeannette Glen Dear M J,                  I recently broke up with my boyfriend. Last semester I began school and he didn’t seem to support me the way I wanted him to. I would do things to make him happy and he didn’t [...]

IRS Scams and why your refund could take longer this year!

By: Leonard “Lenny” Vasbinder If you have your hopes up for a quick income tax refund this year, don’t hold your breath!  Because of the millions of fraudulent and erroneous tax returns filed last year, with the IRS handing out at least [...]

Living Without Cable Television in the 21st Century And Loving It

  By: Mary Achary  On January 26 2016 my husband, Kenny did a very extraordinary thing. He hooked the last of our three remaining televisions to a 9-foot metal roof antenna that until that day had lived in our attic unused, a remnant [...]

Horoscopes By: Jeannette Glen

Horoscopes By: Jeannette Glen Aries (March 21- April 19) Aries to pretend passion is not your strong suit. This means you must find the things that truly motivate you and bring out that level of passion that you desire. Taurus (April 20- May [...]

Textbook Blues By: Christian Provost

Textbook Blues By: Christian Provost     Text books, with the prices going from 50 dollars to three hundred dollars for just one book, have always been the bane of every student’s existence. These prices might not seem like much [...]

Time changes us By: Jeannette Glen

Time changes us By: Jeannette Glen   I was afraid of what turning thirty would mean for me. I thought it would be horrible especially because I haven’t yet achieved what I thought I would have by now. I prayed but the pressure I felt [...]

Where Are Our Millionaires? By: Leonard Lenny Vasbinder

    If you want to be a Hollywood South millionaire, you do not need to be a well-known actor, producer, or director.  All you need is $900,000.00 and the State of Louisiana will pay you the difference. Let me explain. According [...]

“Ben-Hur” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux           When I first saw the advertisements for this seemingly unnecessary retread of “Ben-Hur” in the lobby of my local multiplex, I must say that my initial reaction was a combination of both anger and bewilderment. [...]

“Jason Bourne” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux        For the fifth installment of the late, great Robert Ludlum’s action/espionage mega-series (and the fourth outing for star Matt Damon), we get more of the same as the title character is lured out of hiding once [...]

“The Purge: Election Year” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux In “The Purge: Election Year,” the third and weakest installment in the popular horror-turned-action movie franchise from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, we partake in a predominately enjoyable opus [...]