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Before And After: New Orleans Since Katrina

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices

Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, bringing death, destruction and despair. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out, about 80 pe...

Revolving Door

Jaime Zucker | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
Jaime Zucker

As I sit in the sweltering heat of a poorly-ventilated meeting room, facing a man who cannot even wipe the sweat from his forehead with his hands cuffed and chained to his waist, I wonder if this is really going to make New Orleans a safer place.


Jaime Zucker | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Jaime Zucker

It's not that I condone lying. But there is something wonderfully freeing about wandering the streets of an unknown city; to find yourself with an utterly blank slate.

WATCH: Travelistas In New Orleans: Creole Cooking, Music And More

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

During their first few days in NOLA, the Travelistas took in the sights of the historic French Quarter and African-American neighborhood of Treme, whi...

WATCH: Travelistas Hit New Orleans' Famous French Quarter, Treme Neighborhood And More (VIDEO)

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

Fresh off an island adventure in Antigua and Barbuda, the Travelistas are back in the States. Next stop: New Orleans, where they'll take in the sights...

Talking Mardi Gras With A New Orleans Hotelier

Fathom | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel

We're right on the parade route and we have viewing stands in front with waiter service, so those enjoying the parade can order food and drink.

A Blue Note Gospel

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm -- we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.

New Orleans: Ground Zero in the Cultural War

Brian Ross | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Founding Fathers defined the boundaries of liberty and freedom. New Orleans lives them. The birthplace of jazz. The true birthplace of Rock-and-Ro...

Toast of New Orleans: Fat Tuesday Cocktails

Tracy Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tracy Howard

Here are five cocktails that'll give you taste of the Big Easy, even if you can't be there for the festivities.

Pressure test in Gulf of Mexico is last check to declare BP oil well as dead | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesWorkers clean up along a stretch of oil-contaminated beach as birds fly by June 14, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. NEW O...

Top Entertainment News: Sandra Bullock speaks at New Orleans school on Hurricane Katrina anniversary | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

James Crump/Getty ImagesActress Sandra Bullock praised the New Orleans community during a ceremony at a local high school on the anniversary of Hu...

Small Screen | Spike Lee Goes Back to New Orleans, Two French Classics on Criterion & More

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Four years after Spike Lee's two-part documentary "When the Levees Broke:  A Requiem in Four Acts" debuted on HBO, Lee follows it up with "If God I...

BP hedges on role of relief well in Gulf oil leak | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS -- Officials have long insisted that a relief well was the only surefire way to kill the oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico,...

Riders on the storm

Glenwood Springs Post Independent | Post Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - When people think of New Orleans, most think of jazz, hurricane cocktails, Katrina - and now the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexic...

A gathering storm halts Gulf oil well work

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday...

BP encouraged by early results from oil well cap

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, sayin...

New Orleans Hotels Celebrate Revivals, Reopenings, Five Years After Hurricane Katrina

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

The Hyatt was the most severely damaged hotel in the city, but last week celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony that announced the hotel's plans to reopen for business in late 2011.

Tropical storm could hit Gulf oil spill region

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tropical storm churning in the Caribbean could be the latest bad news for BP crews trying to contain and clean up the massi...

Why the BP Spill Won't Affect Renewable Energy

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday a federal judge in New Orleans blocked the moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by the Obama administration after the BP (BP) Gulf spil...

Working Class Water Supply Threatened by Business Interests

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Working Class Water Supply Threatened by Business Interests  By Michael Boyajian  For hundreds of years European settlers stole from Native ...

Well cap captures more oil, but outlook's gloomy

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS - The cap on the blown-out well in the Gulf is capturing a half-million gallons a day, or anywhere from one-third to three-quart...

Social Networking Crisis Map Shows Impacts of Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE Breton National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public Entry LOUISIANA -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has closed the Breton Natio...

New Orleans, Music, Vampires and Me

Michael Cerveris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Cerveris

I know firsthand how music can be the connective tissue in a community, and how here in New Orleans, it is a positive force for young people at an impressionable (and risky) point in their lives.

Nicolas Cage interview: 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' a return to form for the thesp | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The elusive actor talks about balancing the need to entertain and to portray flawed individuals ...

Screw the FEMA Trailer: Will Green Houses Save The Gulf?

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Gustafson

In the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, a team of college students hatched an ambitious idea: to design an energy-efficient, hurricane-proof and Cajun-style house for the future of the Gulf Coast.