A tropical wave is moving from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico. The circulation is over land right now, but it is worth watching as it pushes west. It is not likely anything will develop untilmore>>
Dolly has developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but not a threat to the northern Gulf coast.more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. The traditionally slow months are transforming with the return of some big-name conventions. more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as the last day to wear white.more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as a stopping point for wearing white.more>>
There were many in this town, like me, who figured that once the Times-Picayune went to publishing just three times a week, they would immediately see the grievous error in their ways and return to their full daily schedule.
And there were many, like me, who figured that once the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate started delivering to New Orleans a daily newspaper brimming with captivating features and hard hitting exposes about life in the Big Easy that we would forget the Times-Picayune ever existed.
Well, it's been a month now.
The Times-Picayune comes out three times a week. The Morning Advocate is what it is. And we're all still here.
The world didn't end.
Each of us has adapted in our own ways. I read the Picayune when it comes out, the Advocate when I can find it, neither of which is often enough.
I am buying USA Today because I have to read something, anything, in the morning or I am not whole with the world.
I am also buying more magazines to fill the breech; my need for the printed fix is no less than a junkie's tweak for more dope.
It is in me. I need news. I need information.
And I don't own an e-tablet or an iWhatever and so I am lost and getting loster.
Because it turns out the Times-Picayune's retreat from hard copy into the digital world of information delivery was only the beginning, the first of the dominoes to tumble down.
In a stroke that partly vindicates and partly validates the newspaper's decision to leave old world codgers like me behind, Newsweek magazine recently announced that it, too, is abandoning its printed edition at the end of year and taking its entire operation online.
Newsweek. The venerable, venerated and, it turns out, completely negligible Newsweek.
OK, now the world is ending.
The message is clear: This is the future, and the future is digital.
It is time to adapt or perish.
Or maybe it's time to revert to a medium much overlooked in all this kerfuffle about content delivery – back to one of the original forms of electronic media.
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>>
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearingmore>>
As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.more>>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. Beardmore>>
Monday night, Thompson was seen leading officers around a field in the Pocahontas area, but there is no clarification or information to confirm what this was about.more>>
A cloud of locusts Clouds of insects slowed traffic Thursday in Madagascar's capitol city of Antananarivo. The island nation has been dealing with locusts for more than two years. The government announcedmore>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. Here's what's trending today.more>>
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