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  • Regarding his recent election loss to U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry told Fox News' Chad Pergram last week, "I feel like I got a ticket off the Titanic." According to Federal Election Commission filings, Landry had raised $2.1 million in his failed attempt to hold on to his seat on the Congressional Titanic ...

  • Hey Pocky No-Way: The Meters, New Orleans' original funk band, were passed over by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for induction last week. It was the Meters' first nomination for the Hall, but they still have a chance. Donna Summer, who had been nominated every year since 2009, finally made the Class of 2013 posthumously ...

  • Also shut out of laurels: Beasts of the Southern Wild, the acclaimed debut feature from Bywater-based filmmaker Benh Zeitlin, which has cleaned up with awards at film festivals and critics' societies for Zeitlin and actors Dwight Henry and Quvenzhane Wallis. When the Golden Globes nominations were announced Dec. 13, Beasts came away empty-handed ...

  • NOLA.com business manager David Francis appeared on WWNO-FM's "Out to Lunch" program last week, along with editor James O'Byrne, to discuss the changes in The Times-Picayune since it cut back to thrice-weekly publication in September. Francis told host Peter Ricchiuti that print circulation has actually gone up since the cutbacks were made, though he didn't provide any numbers — leading Harry Shearer to wonder on Twitter, "So if they stopped printing entirely, circulation thru roof?"

— Kevin Allman

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