Recently my wife and I rode Amtrak's Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans. We were heading out for a two-week vacation tour of Louisiana and...
Now perceived by many as immoral, veteran homelessness is on the radar screens of many cities around the country thanks to gargantuan efforts from the Department of Veteran Affairs, HUD, the first lady's office and advocacy groups.
While leading the country is one of the harder jobs you can have, it does come with a few perks. We imagine the extensive traveling is exhausting, but at least it gives presidents the chance to see some amazing places and stay in some of the world's most luxurious hotels: Four-poster beds, dining rooms, and spacious bathrooms are always on the checklist.
One of the strongest impressions my 18,000-mile, 3 1/2-month road trip left me with was that not only are we Americans not all on the same page (to put it mildly), and not only do we not even want to be on the same page, but we live in different worlds.
I came to St. Thomas to help poor people. But I stayed because I found that I needed liberation just as much as they did. By their lives, they taught me about liberation, hope and love.
A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.
Far too many of us spend our time paddling around in the shallow things of life instead of heading straight for the deeps. We get tangled up on the sandbars of the shallow waters of life, dissipating our energies on the trivial. This is especially relevant now as people prepare to vote in the election of this coming Tuesday, November 4.
Neither one of us had planned on this sudden intimacy. He crouched reluctantly into the cramped quarters and nuzzled in for the night. We never spoke, and I tried not to breathe on him.
Everybody loves a good ghost story. Or, a vampire tale or a witches scare. Have any idea where the number one city in the United States is that you can find this all in one place? New Orleans of course!
To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?
Joan Rivers was, up until the very end, right at the top of her game -- sharper than a tack. And she wasn't done. Damn it.
If you'd prefer a "trick" rather than a "treat" this Halloween, consider a weekend getaway to a haunted hotel. A quick Google search will reveal that almost every region has one, so pack your bags and head to one nearby for a weekend of ghost hunting.
Here are NiC's picks for the dozen most "wow" restaurant dining experiences in the U.S. with food so good, one meal is worth the price of the entire vacation. Here they are, in alphabetical order.
This week, the New York Times Magazine featured John Barry and his brainchild, the lawsuit against 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies filed in New Orl...
Wendell Pierce: "Treme was art imitating life and life imitating art. I was depicting what was happening in New Orleans as people were trying to rebuild their lives, while I was also doing that in real life."
We're holding Health Month on the JBF blog. In this post, we conclude our extended interview series with actor and activist Wendell Pierce, exploring his views on potential solutions to issues of food access, both locally and globally.