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Mardi Gras Is the Flip Side of the Blues

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

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...

New Orleans Band the Plum Magnetic: Fruitful and Alluring

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The Plum Magnetic's most recent record, Terra Animata, sounds larger than their four members. Infusing sonic sounds of classical Hindustani with American roots music, their vibe has a calming effect. They have weaved a tapestry together of classical tracks.

What Every New Orleans Style Restaurant (Outside of New Orleans) Gets Wrong

Karl Wilder | Posted 04.21.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

One of my favorite dishes is a seafood stuffed Mirliton. If you see this on a menu, you can probably trust the chef.

7 Recipes for a Blowout Cajun Thanksgiving

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Six short days are left until Thanksgiving and you're in a bind. You haven't mapped out a menu. The food mart only has gimpy turkeys left. You threw a...

NOLA Nuptials: A Dad's Eye View

Jeb Harrison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jeb Harrison

How is it now possible that she and the young fella with the peach fuzz on his chin managed to engineer a destination wedding in NOLA, ferrying family and friends in from San Francisco, Seattle, Philly, Orlando, and Basalt (the center of the earth) to participate in mature adult activities?

INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Guide To NOLA Cuisine

Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment

Get your cayenne pepper ready — Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” heads to New Orleans this fall, and we're already preparing for a season...

Mardi Gras Outside New Orleans

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

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 5 Best Foods For Bourbon

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.10.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The leaves and the farmer's market stalls aren't the only things that are changing this autumn. Our cocktail culture is easing into a new type of seasonal sipping, white wine spritzers be damned.

How Industries Logged the Atchafalaya Basin Out, and How to Log Back In

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

My destination for the day was the east side of the Basin, where I met with one of my heroes, Dean Wilson, the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper.

A Supposedly Dead Alligator Comes Back To Life On 'Swamp People'

Posted 03.02.2012 | TV

On "Swamp People" (Thu., 9 p.m. EST on History) Cajun alligator hunters Liz Cavalier and Kristi Broussard came across what they thought was a dead all...

Channeling Nico in Silverlake

Wendy Block | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Wendy Block

If you wandered into the Bootleg Theater in Silverlake last Thursday night just before 9, you would have seen about 50 mostly middle-aged people sitting at bar tables laughing and drinking, interrupted suddenly by six musicians.

British Actor Tom Payne Rides HBO's Luck

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

It would be way too easy to use the word "lucky" in describing how British actor Tom Payne was cast in the new HBO hit series Luck. And yet that's how he talks about it.

A Peek into Blue Ivy Carter's Past

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.13.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

She's not even a week old, so the newborn daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z doesn't have a past yet -- except in the genealogical sense.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Acres In Louisiana At Risk Of Flooding

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

BUTTE LAROSE, La. — In the latest agonizing decision along the swollen Mississippi River, federal engineers are close to opening a massive spill...

Po' Boys & The Hope Diamond Of Chicken Sandwiches

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food
Josh Ozersky

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New Orleans' Dining: Marriott's Un-Conventional Approach

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

With 41 floors and 1275 rooms, the New Orleans Marriott might not be the first thing you envision when you think New Orleans dining. Nonetheless, it s...

Hate Mail and Cockfighting in America (VIDEO)

Harmon Leon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

A while back, I ventured deep into the Louisiana Bayou in order to make a documentary on cockfighting. When I posted the video, I got a slew of irate comments.

World Music From the USA: The Cajun Fiddles of David Greely and Joel Savoy

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michal Shapiro

Now that Spring has sprung, here's a dose of soulful fiddle music from two masters: David Greely and Joel Savoy. The duo was in town for GlobalFEST, at an "offsite event" at the Highline Ballroom.

The Only Exotic Part of America Is Being Destroyed: The BP Oil Spill

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The real lesson we should learn from this disaster is that the true pollution we need to clean up are corrupt companies and an unequal distribution of wealth. Oil kills, but so does greed.

Writing In The Bayou: Cajun Author Greg Guirard

Seattle PI | Jim Jaillet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We started Tuesday by visiting Cajun Author Greg Guirard at his home on the Bayou Amy near Catahoula, Louisiana where he has lived much of his life. W...

Superbowl Cajun Dip Recipe

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Javier Cabral Time for a confession: ...

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.