Food & Drink

Boom Box Pops brings unique ’80s-inspired cold treats to Baton Rouge

Boom Box Pops has brought its funky fresh popsicles and ice cream from Lake Charles to Highland Road. Inside its first Baton Rouge shop, guests are greeted by '80s nostalgia. There's a cassette tape collage, portraits of Madonna and David Bowie and an '80s soundtrack playing over the speakers. But the store's popsicle and ice cream flavors are anything but old-school. One of its signature treats, 99 Red Doubloons, is…

Style & Home

For one local jewelry designer, artwork and nature are intrinsically connected

It might be because she’s an earth sign. Hannah Dick is a Taurus. And she wonders if that’s why she’s always dreaming in a neutral color palette. In shades of sandy browns, muted greens and peachy terracottas, her warm style is ever-present, from her home’s light fixtures to the diaper bag in her closet. It’s in her artwork, too. “My friends will say, ‘Really? Brown again?” she says with a…

Things to do

August 2020 calendar of events

Editor's note: Info is as of press time in mid July. Check with the organizations’ social media pages for the latest updates. All month Help raise awareness for colorectal cancer while getting in shape at Get Your Rear in Gear 5K. The walk/run was originally on Aug. 29 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center but was moved online. Now, participants are encouraged to exercise in their favorite ways and post…

Our City

Southern Lab School’s esports league prepares teens for careers in the STEM field

Imagine a high school student earning scholarship money for college after winning a game of NBA2k20 or Madden. For students in the Southern University Lab School’s Esports Club, that opportunity is only a few video game wins away. Visual arts teacher and esports coach Christopher Turner started the league in 2019. He wanted to give young gamers a space to play, connect, learn and gain tools to prepare them for…