Even children who are not directly hit by gun violence suffer the collateral damage of living in an unsafe environment saturated with guns that are routinely used to settle conflicts or to exact retaliation.
It is sometimes easy to forget that Tulane, with the most geographically diverse student population in the country, is in Louisiana. However, on the day of Crawfest, everyone knows exactly where they are.
While the worst rate spikes will occur gradually over a period of years -- thanks to a bill that President Obama signed into law last Friday -- a reported 1.1 million homeowners in flood-prone areas will still face sharp premium increases.
Speakers at last week's State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans balanced grim projections for Louisiana's low-lying areas with possible solutions.
Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!
Jazz Fest 2014 has recently announced the 2014 lineup. Rest assured, the well-rounded New Orleans Jazz Heritage Society has programmed something for everyone.
I find I'm much more relaxed when I get where I'm going and can get work accomplished on the way, if there's work to be done. If not, there's always someone to talk to or the passing scenery, if it's not always pretty, is at least interesting.
Last night was March 19, and in the catholic Church, that is the Feast of Saint Joseph. In New Orleans, it's the night when Mardi Gras Indians roa...
Most cities celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in the usual way: a parade, green beer, and the belief that everyone can enjoy the privilege of being Irish for one day. But here in New Orleans, we don't just have a parade: we have four parades!
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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...
Each spring bibliophiles and Brando buffs flock to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival to pay homage to the late great playwright, who penned A Streetcar Named Desire in what he called his "spiritual home."
Many parades use dance groups at large, and these range from very conventional dancers, to the completely absurd, sexual and hysterical.
Perhaps even a chorus or two of "Tommy Boy" will be sung.
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...
New Orleans, you touch my soul. Each night, I go to sleep thinking of what new adventures we will have tomorrow. I can think of nothing better than stepping out the front door and living life in a place I love.