This post is co-authored by Ted Fox It's been probably twenty years or more since I was home for Mardi Gras. I'm always on the road. But, you know, B...
Many parades use dance groups at large, and these range from very conventional dancers, to the completely absurd, sexual and hysterical.
Every year I play a little game with myself on Mardi Gras. I dare myself to last ten minutes on Bourbon Street. Just ten minutes...
One day, Charley Joe had a new wacky idea. Business was a little rough, but he was full of creative ideas. He decided that on "Fat Tuesday" he would offer a free piece of fudge to anyone over 300 pounds. He said this on his Facebook page where all 400 fans rejoiced his idea. Everyone, but one fan liked the idea...
We ought to worry what the constant cognitive Mardi Gras of our über-connected/multitasking existence is doing to our social and intellectual health, to our decision making, and even literally to our safety.
March is an exciting month. Winter starts to fade, St. Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras inject some fun and thoughts turn to travel, especially for those getting a break from school.
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than to enjoy the mightiest of all foods that hail from the great city of New Orleans: the muffuletta. No ordinary sandwich, the muffuletta is the quintessential sandwich. A specimen that speaks to how all sandwiches should be made.
Music legend Dr. John, also known as New Orleans native son Mac Rebennack, Jr., probably gets more phone calls on Mardi Gras Day than the whole rest of the year so I got mine in early.
Okay, I'll admit it. When I first came to New Orleans back in the '80s, I didn't know much. In the 30 years since that conversation, I have leaned much. Now I live on the parade route. This week, I have seen some amazing Mardi Gras parades, including last week's Krewe Of Muses
This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Let's take a look at the historical emergence and spiritual significance of the Lenten season.
But what is the exact nature of this festival, and how best can you enjoy it? We checked in with a couple of the most informed Mardi Gras sources.
Great to eat while you're watching the Mardi Gras parades.
This cocktail is a New Orleans tradition, an eye-opener that provides much-needed stamina for Mardi Gras festivities.
Beads? Check. Mask? Check. Free ride home from Mardi Gras celebrations? Double check.
New Orleans is one big, beautiful rag-tag gang of party people. It's the one place in America where it's always time to eat a great meal, join a band, booze on the street, start a parade, and wear a feather boa.
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