Chasing chickens, dancing on horseback, drinking at five in the morning, boucherie and fais do-do -- it's all part of what folks outside of New Orleans call the real Mardi Gras.
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus 2013 rolled through New Orleans' French Quarter today with block after block of canine costumes. For the Krewe's 20th year of parading, the theme was Tails & Tiaras: Here Comes Honey Bow Wow.
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Sure, you could easily fill your trip to the Super Bowl with sporting events and activities all surrounding the Superdome, but the game happens to be in New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy.
Funky and fascinating New Orleans has seen its share of hard times. After Katrina's destruction in 2005, may wondered how -- or if -- the city could ever recover. More than seven years later, the city has rebuilt many areas and billions of dollars have been pumped into public works and the levee system.
Aquariums are much more than just over-sized fish tanks, offering a wonderful opportunity for us to discover an underwater world and view aquatic creatures up close.
Portland uses vintage units to create a modern sound, New Orleans samples the same beats from the late '80s to create sissy bounce. There's something cyclical about these scenes. The youth revisits the past and makes it their own.
Want to show off your vocal skills and eat Mexican food? There's a spot on this list for you.
Director Benh Zeitlin and his colleagues from Court 13 Pictures, whose breakout indie hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is nominated for Best Picture ...
The death of a homeless youth always leads me to look inward and think of what might have been, how strong and energetic that life could have been given the right circumstances.
Travel website Orbitz.com just released its 2013 forecast of all things travel and here's the inside scoop.
There are plenty of other cities ringing in 2013 in a truly memorable fashion. We've scoured the globe for hot spots where you won't just be another face in a televised crowd, but where you can really kick off an exciting new year in style.
When Brian Floyd decided to donate his tips from a shift of bartending at The Vanderbilt in Brooklyn, N.Y. to tsunami relief in early 2011, he had no idea what this selfless act would inspire.
n a four-story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn--a block from Prospect Park--I was able to sit down and speak with painter Kendall Shaw. At 88 years old, he may have slowed down, but he remains an artistic and intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also an engaging raconteur.
I haven't blogged a good deal recently on Huffington Post, so first off, thanks to those of you who've written me about the McGraw Prize in Educati...
Oyster tables were turning out freshly shucked oysters and the BBQ table had mac and cheese, roast pork, cornbread, fixins and pig paella. Five or six fires were burning around the space and were set in old sugarcane bowls that were formally used to cook down the cane syrup. We drank and ate our fill and headed back to the cottage for a bit more debauchery.