In defense of well-funded libraries

Critics have taken aim at the library's reserves. But, as local governments look to stabilize budgets in times of economic flux, fund balances are key to long-term planning.

April 20, 2018 / 5 min read
Junior League members gather in front of the future site of the Hilliard University Art Museum

Celebrating the Junior League of Lafayette

Take a minute to think about where you go when you want to experience art in Lafayette. Where do you bring your children to spark their creativity? Chances are, the Junior League had a hand in creating it.

April 18, 2018 / 3 min read

Cashing in on blockchain

The mayor's cryptocurrency cash grab took the lead in local day-after headlines, but it may be worth paying more attention to his interest in blockchain

April 18, 2018 / 8 min read

Lafayette’s $10 billion economic problem

Lafayette needs to replace $10 billion in local GDP in the next five years or risk losing an entire generation of thinkers and doers.

April 11, 2018 / 3 min read

Marshal Pope’s defense strategy in jeopardy

A U.S. district court ruling could ultimately hamper a key legal strategy in Marshal Brian Pope's pending criminal trial.

April 11, 2018 / 5 min read

When the storm comes

Another flood is coming. The timing is uncertain, but the trends that produced the 2016 flood continue unabated.

April 11, 2018 / 6 min read

Lafayette has a river. Why no river walk?

Lafayette doesn’t have a riverwalk like San Antonio or Chattanooga, or lots of other cities for that matter. Why, exactly, is that the case?

April 4, 2018 / 7 min read

Shelter from the storm

Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert is launching a public-private partnership, called "Adopt A Stop" to speed the process of covering the city's bus stops.

April 4, 2018 / 5 min read

Will this Downtown venue fill the rock and roll gap?

The Pearl, a planned venue affiliated with New Orleans music house One Eyed Jacks, will open Downtown this spring, the third stage announced or opened in the district in the last year.

April 4, 2018 / 4 min read

A Zydeco Heiress

Sandra Davis of the Broussard Sisters Juré explains why tradition matters.

April 4, 2018 / 4 min read

Unpacked

What the self-storage boom says about us and the things we won't let go.

July 3, 2017 / 17 min read

Finding Magic In Kolkata

Author Shome Dasgupta’s latest collection of short stories hearkens to the slum-world surrealism of Gabriel García Márquez. Kolkata is Dasgupta's Columbia.

June 21, 2017 / 8 min read