Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.
I look around and, with one or two exceptions, I notice that none of us are young. None of us are gamine. We are the not the beautiful children of our first night, in the Dragon's Den. But neither are we, on the whole, bad looking. And we are enthusiastic. We are, in fact, raving.
Whoever told you aren't going to meet the guy you're going to marry on the rebound, on vacation, in a bar, at five o'clock in the morning, after a night of debauchery, while dancing on a pool table and telling lies in a pair of ripped jeans and a slutty midriff-baring crop top...Was mother-freaking WRONG.
"MerleFest moments," they're called. Things that last forever, tucked away for safekeeping but there when you need them. A Scythian fiddle song playing in your head. Warm and bright. Humming to Jerry Douglas and his dobro. Soothing, soulful, unforgettable.
There are apparently a magic number of "Purple Rain" covers that cause the heavens to send down the rain, and that was the case this weekend at the Ne...
Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians If you had a Prince / David Bowie / Tribute Clicker keeping track at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (...
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Sally's lonely campaign against plastic straws is courageous in a place like New Orleans. Not only does the city cultivate and cherish a devil-may-care mentality, it is, ultimately, in the American South, where resistance to thinking about environmental issues runs thick as molasses.
From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.
I have to admit, I'm usually more enthusiastic about the ritual of a crawfish boil than the act of sucking the brains out of the critter and working for the tiny tail meat, but the promises of food created by the James Beard award-winning New Orleans chef was enough to get me out there with gusto.
New Orleans Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter, a former police officer, ruled that seven people awaiting trial in jail without adequate legal defense must be released. The law is clear. It seems the only way Louisiana will respect the Constitution is to follow Judge Hunter's ultimatum. No lawyers? No jail.
Eeyore's Birthday Party: This one-day celebration dedicated to pop culture's most depressed cartoon has been raging once a year since the 1960s. It also serves as a fundraiser to various local nonprofits.
Andrew King as "The Boy" in Tennessee Williams: Weird Tales. Photo credit: Ride Hamilton. If you had told me five years ago that I would be sitting ...
We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?
Pregnancy has simultaneously heightened my commitment to biking. It has served as a source of sanity that has helped usher me through the pains and challenges of the past nine months.
TFA alum and scholar Terrenda White says that TFA's diversity gains have come at the expense of teachers of color, whose numbers have declined drastically in the very cities where the organization has expanded.