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Monday, April 16, 2018

Y@ Speak: media groups

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Some takes on Gambit and The Advocate, plus the Pelicans in the playoffs, bad weather, Sen. Kennedy, and an oil slick's surprise drop-in at French Quarter Fest.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Gambit gets sold, and social media has a thing or two to say

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 2:09 PM


When the news broke this morning that John and Dathel Georges bought Gambit and BestofNewOrleans.com, my email and texts blew up. Many of the questions people asked were answered in our joint news story, as well as Danny Monteverde's story on WWL-TV. But the one big question has been: Is this a good thing?

I think so. Years ago, I worked for a publication that was sold and went from a very good owner to a terrible one. This feels nothing like that.
Everyone on our editorial team is staying. Our story mix isn't changing. Gambit still will come out on Sunday, though it will be printed on the new presses owned by Georges Media Group. Our writers still will be given plenty of latitude to write about subjects they find important. We're not being sold off for pieces and parts, we're not going to start running a bunch of stupid slideshows and we're not being sold to an owner who doesn't know and really understand New Orleans.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Y@ Speak: fooled

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 6:15 PM

We celebrate spring's arrival with the ceremonial traffic accidents involving municipal vehicles.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Breitbart News to hold 'town hall' in Metairie April 5

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Ann Coulter is among the panelists at Breitbart News' local town hall "Masters of the Universe." - PHOTO BY GAGE SKIDMORE/CREATIVE COMMONS
  • Ann Coulter is among the panelists at Breitbart News' local town hall "Masters of the Universe."

Ann Coulter is coming to Andrea's Restaurant in Metairie.

Coulter will be among the panelists when Breitbart News holds a "town hall" at the Italian dining mainstay April 5. The event's title: “Masters of the Universe: Big Tech vs. Free Speech and Privacy."

Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow will moderate the event. Other panelists include author Peter Schweizer (Clinton Cash, Throw Them All Out) and Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. The event is sponsored by Free Our Internet, a nonprofit "whose mission is to educate citizens about how Silicon Valley giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have been banning, blocking, and censoring conservative speech online," according to the nonprofit's webpage.

Attendance is free, but those interested in going must RSVP via email. The town hall also will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Location Details Andrea's Restaurant
Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St
Metairie, LA
(504) 834-8583
Italian and Wedding, Party & Reception Venues

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Y@ Speak: parade, march, parade, march

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM

New Orleans was out on the street this week for gun control, Tom Benson, Mardi Gras Indians and monuments.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Y@ Speak: Krewe of St. Chadrick's Day

Posted By on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Your week in Twitter: Tom Benson, school walkouts, tourists and Airbnb.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sen. John Neely Kennedy introduces his 'WOOFF Act,' and online commenters get snarky

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Woof indeed.
  • Woof indeed.

When a puppy died on a United airlines flight on Monday, Sen. John Neely Kennedy sprang into action, producing the cutely acronymed Welfare of Our Furry Friends (WOOFF) Act with Nevada Sen. Cortez Masto.
This did not go over well with a number of folks on social media, who noted Kennedy had yet to propose any legislation after a gunman killed 17 students at a Florida high school one month ago. A sampling of the blowback:

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Y@ Speak: too Buku

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 5:54 PM

Buku rattled a few windows, City Council met New Orleans East, Confederate monuments landed on 60 Minutes and more in this week's roundup.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Y@ Speak: watch this

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 6:35 PM

All matters of public spectacle in this freakshow: the state Legislature's reenactment of Goya's “Saturn Devouring His Son," Anthony Davis ruining the rest of the NBA, Palantir's partnership with the city of New Orleans, and local riffs on that barbecue tweet.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Y@ Speak: don't catch basin waterfalls

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 6:10 PM

While the state Legislature suspends reality to duke it out, babies become umbrellas, king cake still exists, and pot holes are filled with neutral ground dirt.

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