Food and Fun

Fat City undergoing transition to a more family-friendly environment

The Fat City area of Metairie is undergoing a major transformation from the days of late-night partying at bars and strip clubs to a more family-friendly environment.

Big-ticket graffiti artist Banksy says he offered paintings for $60 in Central Park, got few takers

The famously anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work regularly commands six figures in art auctions, says he had a hard time moving his spray-painted canvases in New York's Central Park.

TLC returns with 'CrazySexyCool' movie and music

TLC, the superstar girl group of the 1990s, is officially back with new music, a movie about them and plans to tour.

LSU Theatre faculty member Sandra Parks presents original work in Taiwan

Sandra Parks, the new head of dance for LSU Theatre, is no stranger to the world of international dance.

Manship Theatre presents 'Mix Tape Lectures'

Manship Theatre’s Mix Tape Lectures bring together multiple speakers to riff of hot topics and current events as they relate to upcoming performances and film screenings. Each speaker talks for 5-10 minutes.

Houma set to host 2013 IFA Redfish Tour Championship events

Two of the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournaments will stage their 2013 championship events in Houma, La.

French Quarter Festival looking for musicians; Deadline for application is Nov. 1

 French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) is now accepting applications for local musicians interested in performing at the 31st annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, which will take place April 10-13, 2014.

Anthony Weiner's most infamous sexts take center stage in 'The Weiner Monologues'

Even well after his epic primary loss, Anthony Weiner still can't escape the headlines, and now the trials and tribulations of being Weiner are headed to the stage.

More than a thousand tigers attend LSU's annual Fall Fest

Performers, good food, and lots of activities doesn't quite equal an average school day at LSU.

Unclaimed $40,000 Powerball prize set to expire November 7

As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $40,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on May 11, 2013. The winning ticket was purchased at On the Run #14 on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge and is set to expire Nov. 7, 2013.

LSU to hold Annual Fall Fest this Friday

One of the most anticipated events of the fall semester will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Haunted Hikes begin Friday

Trade screams and scares for laughter and learning this Halloween at Swamp Haunted Hikes at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy., Oct. 11,18, and 25 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Ruffino's Restaurant hosts 'Sclafani Smackdown' cook-off and class

"I don't have to think about who the best chef is, I know I'm going to win," said Ruffino's Restaurant owner, Peter Sclafani III.

La. Lottery announce Mega Millions game enhancements begin Oct. 19

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

Read this story or we give away the ending

Did you hear what happens in "Gravity," the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney film that opened over the weekend? Oh, sorry. SPOILER ALERT. How about the way that "Breaking Bad" ende --