Video: Full version of Matthew McConaughey's emotional New Orleans speech at Film Society gala

Actor and producer Matthew McConaughey spoke Saturday night during the New Orleans Film Society gala at the home of Paul and Sara Costello, in a short speech that summed up his fond feelings about the Crescent City, “home of the shortest hangover on the planet.” See the full video of his speech above. If you're… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Derrick Jones Sr., father of Joshua Jones, 17, walks away from the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Tuesday, January 27, 2015, after a court appearance for his son, who is facing an armed robbery charge. 'He's not coming out,' Derrick Jones said, after learning the judge remanded Joshua to jail for failing a drug test. 'I'm done with him.'

Video: Adult crime time

Teenagers who are at least 14 can be transferred to adult court, though the process varies according to the defendant’s age. To transfer a 14-year-old child requires the… Continue reading →

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Like magic, doctor puts patients at ease

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Dr. Neil Baum, a local urologist, is a registered clown with the Barnum and Bailey Circus.  He's also  a magician.

The urologist starts his exam with the line: “Pick a card! Any card!” Or maybe he’ll present you with a set of interlocking rings and a challenge: “Separate them … any way you can.” Dr. Neil Baum is a popular… Continue reading →

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