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Screentime for Corona: The Meltdown (part 3 of 3)

The third installment chronicling one family’s struggle to survive online schooling during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. And click HERE to read...

20 from 2020: Photographs of New Orleans During America’s Year of Peril

A retrospective on a memorable year most of us would rather forget.

The Tribulations and Trials of Edwin W. Edwards

The first of a three-part retrospective on the wild ride of Louisiana’s only four-term governor and the sensational and deeply flawed trial that ended with a ruling many believed amounted to a death sentence. We begin with a conversation with a man who knows more about Edwards’ legal saga than anyone else on the planet other than the former governor himself: Edwards’ legendary criminal defense attorney, Mike Fawer.
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The Bayou Brief’s Challenges, Changes, and Continued Commitments in 2021

A report for our readers by publisher Lamar White, Jr.

The Bayou Brief’s Guide to the 2020 New Orleans Film Festival: An Introduction

The year, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers with the New Orleans Film Festival have been forced to adapt to the "new normal"...

Ray Nichols, Superconnector and One of Louisiana’s Most Prominent and Innovative Voices on Social Media, Dies at 73.

Nichols, who grew up in Acadiana and was a long-time resident of New Orleans, had been in the business of “connecting people” for nearly two decades, and, in the process, he built vibrant, new communities of social entrepreneurs, writers, educators, artists, advocates for environmental justice, and champions of Louisiana.

Bayou Brief Adds COO and Chief Cultural Columnist

Cayman Clevenger Relinquishes Board Seat to Become Bayou Brief COO, Lydia Y. Nichols Joins as Chief Cultural Reporter

Deployment Penalty: How Big Auto Insurers Hike Premiums on Returning Vets

In what amounts to a deployment penalty, several large Louisiana car insurers raise rates, in some cases by nearly 30%, on National Guard members and other military...

Insurance Commissioner Donelon Accepts $20K from Man Indicted for Attempting to Bribe NC Commissioner

Since 2015, Donelon has received more than $680,000 in campaign donations from insurance companies and agents.

Major Insurers Charge Louisiana’s Blue-Collar Workers More for Basic Coverage Than White-Collar Workers

The research highlights a problem that impacts a significant proportion of Louisiana drivers, yet one that was apparently unknown to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.

The Task Farce: What a Missing Report Reveals About the Insurance Industry’s Failed Effort to Avoid Accountability

On April 15th, when state Rep. Kirk Talbot first introduced HB 372, a now-defeated proposal that had been known as the Omnibus Premium Reduction...

VIDEO: Douglas Heller, Nationally-Acclaimed Auto Insurance Expert, Eviscerates LABI-Backed “Reform” Bill

If you’ve had a hard time understanding why car insurance became such a thorny issue this session, watch this video.
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An Insurrection Born on the Bayou

In 1963, the nation was forever changed by the actions of a man who was born in Louisiana but moved to Texas. Today, as we piece together how the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was organized, the country is now focused on the actions of a man who was born in Texas but moved to Louisiana.
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Screentime for Corona: The Meltdown (part 3 of 3)

The third installment chronicling one family’s struggle to survive online schooling during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. And click HERE to read...

20 from 2020: Photographs of New Orleans During America’s Year of Peril

A retrospective on a memorable year most of us would rather forget.

The Tribulations and Trials of Edwin W. Edwards

The first of a three-part retrospective on the wild ride of Louisiana’s only four-term governor and the sensational and deeply flawed trial that ended with a ruling many believed amounted to a death sentence. We begin with a conversation with a man who knows more about Edwards’ legal saga than anyone else on the planet other than the former governor himself: Edwards’ legendary criminal defense attorney, Mike Fawer.