No one should treat the call to evacuate as something simple or obvious. Experienced evacuation volunteers can all agree that even in the best of circumstances, an evacuation is a living nightmare.
Louisiana is extraordinary in that the primary source for public defense funding comes from fees defendants must pay if found guilty of a crime. That means public defenders can only guarantee their salary if enough of their clients are convicted of crimes. Acquittals are bad for business.
Led by its white mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city council of New Orleans on December 17th voted with a 6-1 majority to remove four statues honoring the ...
Homeless young people strive to remain invisible, knowing that if they look like they don't have a safe place to sleep at night, they can be exploited by the forces of the street -- pimps, thieves, criminals who want to recruit them, violent people who want to harm them just because they can.
As a freelancer on a tight budget, cost is always my first consideration when planning a trip. This birdie feels cooped up and needs to fly now. The question is, where?
As has been noted everywhere, there are now more restaurants in New Orleans than before Hurricane Katrina hit the city a decade ago, although not all ...
The idea of re-opening the old, abandoned Brennan's in the French Quarter was not without its doubters.
With the New Year approaching and everyone getting ready for fanciful black-tie parties we looked back at the hottest, eye-popping, jaw-dropping most instagram-worthy parties and events in 2015 that did not require a tie.
This past year has been filled with many ups and downs personally, professionally, and culturally. One of the ups was when I traveled to New Orlean...
Tthe vibrancy of the new city is most palpable in the restaurants, where, incidentally, the air conditioning is always on
The Crescent City embraced us, unlocking doors every step of the way. It unlocked a door in my heart that will forever be open to the people, the sounds, and the spirits that are the city of New Orleans.
This article first appeared in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Inside New Orleans magazine. ...
Built by architects William and Geoffrey Platt in 1942 for philanthropists Edgar and Edith Stern, Longue Vue is an iconic New Orleans estate that remains an important part of the city's heritage today as a house museum.
#7 Had a finger shot off protecting a bandmate whose mother told him she would "chop his cojones off if anything happened to her son." #8 So he switched from playing guitar to playing piano.
Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.
Because there are not 10,000 refugees in the city for us to wrap up and make at home, take your outrage and channel it into something productive...like sending some cash to UNICEF.