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  • New Home Blues

    New Home Blues

    Lefty here. I just giving you an update on my transition to premature retirement. It sucks. Oh, there was no choice. The shop had to close, and my people made sure I could remain...

  • Bill Burr to Hit the Stage at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre Jan. 9 and 10

    Bill Burr to Hit the Stage at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre Jan. 9 and 10

    This January Bill Burr will be coming to the Big Easy for two back to back nights as a part of his 2020 "Bill Burr the Tour"! So far, announced tour dates will include Las Vegas,...

  • Stache Dash: Beards for a Cause

    Stache Dash: Beards for a Cause

    As part of a trend, this Movember a 2 mile dash, happening before the Saints game against the Buccaneers in conjunction with Tailgate for a cause is happening. Tickets to partake...

  • The House that  Sazerac Built

    The House that Sazerac Built

    The Sazerac is as essential to New Orleans as butter is to toast. The official spirit of the Crescent City just got its own venue-the only one of its kind. The Sazerac House, the...

  • Hard Work, Philanthropy, and Humility: Bill Goldring

    Hard Work, Philanthropy, and Humility: Bill Goldring

    William Goldring-Bill-is complex character-being both easy and difficult to talk to. He's easy to talk to because he's laid back-as chill as a clear block of ice. He's difficult...

  • Ain't No Halloween Like  a NOLA Halloween

    Ain't No Halloween Like a NOLA Halloween

    By October, everyone in our Crescent City is ready for the heat to end, and with that comes the beginning of the holiday-filled final three months of the year. Thanksgiving and...

  • The Rougarou is  Gonna Get You: Cajun Folklore

    The Rougarou is Gonna Get You: Cajun Folklore

    Don't go too deep into the dark woods or wetlands in Cajun Country at night. You might find yourself face-to-face with a tall, terrifying, blood-thirsty creature called the...

  • 13 of the Best Knock-Off Halloween Costumes

    13 of the Best Knock-Off Halloween Costumes

    For many clothing design companies, Halloween can be a cash-cow. However, if the cheap polyester-blend isn't any indication, they would like to get as much bang for their buck....

  • Top 10 Most Haunted/Mysterious Places in New Orleans

    Top 10 Most Haunted/Mysterious Places in New Orleans

    The city of New Orleans is widely known for several things. From all around the world, we know it for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, it's annual festivals and celebrations...

  • The Axeman Cometh

    The Axeman Cometh

    Violence has always been a part of New Orleans life. At times, that violence goes beyond the norm and truly terrifies everyone. During the early years of the 20th Century, a...

  • Rescued From My Foolish Youth

    Rescued From My Foolish Youth

    A swift kick or sharp punch to the belly might dislodge an unwanted pregnancy. More invasive measures could be taken with a coat hanger. An array of toxins might be ingested in a...

  • The Tragedy of Zach & Addie

    The Tragic Tale of Zach & Addie

    The first years after Hurricane Katrina were fraught with devastation, loss, depression, and uncertainty. Homes were gutted and abandoned. Long-standing businesses shuttered. Many...

  • Watership, Damn! explores the magic of hope in a dark world

    Watership, Damn! explores the magic of hope in a dark world

    If you're a child of the 1970s and 80s, then you are probably familiar with the British novel turned worldwide animated film, Watership Down.The best selling story is based on the...

  • Sauced Kitchens Or When A Pistol Appears

    Sauced Kitchens Or When A Pistol Appears

    "Welcome to Green Gables Country Club-your home away from home for the summer season. We've seen to every detail regarding your comfort and convenience: The swimming pool is out to...

  • The Dissection of a Dream

    The Dissection of a Dream

    The shop, our shop, was more than a business-it was an extension of us. I suspect all small businesses are more heart and soul than numbers, spread sheets, and "bottom...

  • The 2019-20 Cultural Arts Season Preview

    The 2019-20 Cultural Arts Season Preview

    A year after celebrating the 300th year of its founding, New Orleans is still presenting first-rate cultural events, just as it has from its earliest years as a French and Spanish...

  • Staying Focused in New Orleans

    Staying Focused in New Orleans

    New York is considered the city that never sleeps. This is mostly due to the late-night bodegas and the 24-hour access to just about anything you want and need. But when it comes...

  • A Visit to La Mosca

    A Visit to La Mosca

    An excursion across the Huey P. Long Bridge to Mosca's Restaurant in Waggaman is like a trip, as old timers would say, to Plum Nelly-That, is the location is "plum out the country...

  • Woke OR the 40 Percent Solution

    Woke OR the 40 Percent Solution

    We're all being fed media from both of Mother America's breasts, but it's two completely different, fantastical realities. One reality shows a world that seems positively...

  • Culinary History of the Westbank

    Culinary History of the Westbank

    New Orleans food is great. That's not breaking news by any stretch. Everybody knows how famous New Orleans cooking is in the culinary world-the specific dishes created here, the...

  • Uber: Ubiquitous yet Umbrageous

    Uber: Ubiquitous yet Umbrageous

    A little over two years ago, I started what was to be a prosperous venture in the almighty world of becoming an electrician. I was through the moon, hoping to blossom in a field I...

  • Why I Stopped Eating Like a Louisianan

    Why I Stopped Eating Like a Louisianan

    I was born in Lafayette, spent my teen years in Mandeville, and currently live in New Orleans, where my family tree goes back nearly 300 years. I've spent my life (minus some picky...

  • Effanineffable OR Asexual Screw

    Effanineffable OR Asexual Screw

    A visit to the DMV is mostly described as a thoroughly humiliating experience and a topic of epic conversations over adult beverages; very few of us have ever had overtly...

  • Where Y'at Chat - August 2019 at Lula

    Where Y'at Chat - August 2019 at Lula

    Where Y'at Chat Questions (August 2019): Who dat? Who knows the Saints better, Coach Sean Payton or QB Drew Brees? You’re...

  • State of the Coast: How Louisiana Is Responding to a  Quickly Eroding Coastline

    State of the Coast: How Louisiana Is Responding to a Quickly Eroding Coastline

    The southern coast of Louisiana is being lost with the ebb and flow of the Gulf of Mexico; that is indisputable. The most popular way to help people envision that is saying that...

  • Seasoned Up: An overview of Cajun Spices

    Seasoned Up: An overview of Cajun Spices

    For those living under a rock, one of New Orleans' main claims to world renown has been its local cuisine, whether it is Creole, Cajun, Soul, or anything in-between. But what makes...

  • Maine: Land of the Giant Crawfish

    Maine: Land of the Giant Crawfish

    Locals know that crawfish season runs from roughly January to June. But if you're looking for crawfish during the summer or fall, there's a place to go where the crawfish are...

  • A Thin Line

    A Thin Line

    There's a thin line that runs throughout life, much like a river-sometimes straight, other times meandering, and, more often than not, vague and murky. Muddied...

  • New Orleans, Vietnam,  and a History of Their  Food and Culture

    New Orleans, Vietnam, and a History of Their Food and Culture

    There are many delicious dishes that are traditional to New Orleans. Tourists come from near and far just to try Cajun and Creole cuisines. But when it comes to foods from other...

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