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LOOK: Gay Halloween Revelers Get Down For A Good Cause In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices

LGBT revelers from around the world pulled out all the stops this year as part of Halloween New Orleans, a spectacular Big Easy event with a beneficen...

Scott Cowen May Be Leaving Tulane, but His Legacy Will Be Felt for Years to Come

Brandon Faske | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Brandon Faske

He wants to and should be remembered for at least two things "helping Tulane and New Orleans go through the hardest times in their respective histories" and "creating an environment of civic engagement."

25 Awesome Ways To Enjoy New Orleans Like A Local

Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel

Known for delicious beignets, soulful tunes and lavish parades, New Orleans certainly lives up to its reputation. With bars open from morning till noo...

Welcome To New Orleans: America's Urban Education Laboratory

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Welcome to NOLA, where you'll find plenty of "that je ne sais quoi, that elan, that bon temps" but absolutely pas d'excuses. In other words, it's time for us to button up our lab coats and get busy. We've got an achievement gap to crush.

5 New Orleans Bar You Must Visit This Mardi Gras

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

With so many great bars to visit in the area, both on and off of Bourbon St., we've made a list of some of our favorites for you to try this year.

New Orleans: An Urban Renaissance

Brandon Faske | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Brandon Faske

New Orleans is a gumbo; a mixture of ingredients that come together and create something undeniably unique. It is a city with energy, creativity, and individuality that represents the best of what American cities are doing today.

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...

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

Eight Years After Katrina Historic Theatre in New Orleans Reopens

AP | By CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, Hurricane Katrina and massive flooding spurred by broken levees heavily damaged the historic Saenger Theatre. ...

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...

Dream Team: Talking With Dr. John About His Louis Armstrong Project

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

When a friend calls you about a labor of love based on seeing his friend in a dream, it's generally not newsworthy unless your friend is Dr. John and his friend is Louis Armstrong.

The Magnificent Mollusk

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 08.04.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Since 2002, I have competed in every Acme World Oyster Eating Contest that Nola has held. The mighty mollusk now has its own festival devoted to it, the first weekend in June.

The Greatest Place on Earth -- New Orleans

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports
Crazy Legs Conti

I look out into the crowd and realize that New Orleans is the world's hometown and it's great to be home -- it makes me happy.

New Orleans Food and Music Bucket List: Experts Share Top 10

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans is an embarrassment of riches in its food and music culture, as thousands of Super Bowl correspondents are currently reporting to the folk...

A Thanks, And A Plea

John Merrow | Posted 02.13.2013 | Education
John Merrow

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...

Crescent City Hosts Comic Con

Tom Falco | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

"[The Internet] is a seriously cool way to network the hell out of a new idea, not the least of which is seeing what else is out there for inspirations."

Schools Matter

John Merrow | Posted 02.01.2013 | Education
John Merrow

Some teachers can't cut it and don't belong in classrooms, but the vast majority of them I have observed in 38 years as a reporter are hardworking and dedicated. They want to succeed.

Halloween in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's Halloween in New Orleans with skeletons sitting on pedicabs, blue vampires peeking out from the Rodrigue Blue Dog gallery, and ghosts floating fr...

Spirited Renovation for W New Orleans French Quarter

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

When W New Orleans French Quarter hotel first revealed its redesigned Marie Laveau themed room, hospitality staff entering to clean the room saw the g...

Monday Morning Coming Down: Southern Decadence in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Karen Dalton-Beninato

After a week like this it's too early for a cocktail, but barely. Divas are getting dressed for their numbers. "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger" ends up being the most performed song of the day.

Fired Up, Ready to Eat: Obama in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

President Barack Obama spoke to donors this week at the House of Blues in New Orleans, complete with the call and response I remember from the last presidential election.

Scrapping the Scrapbook: New Orleans Newsprint's Loyal Fans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

During the New Orleans Times Picayune shrinking print debate, I visited with a newsprint connoisseur today. My mother-in-law, a lifelong New Orleans resident.

I Heard the News Today, Oh Boy: Times-Picayune Down to Semi-Weekly

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.24.2012 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Here's my take on where print and web journalism seem to be headed, for what it's worth.

As the Saints Lose Sean Payton, How We Got Here from There

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In a season where the Super Bowl culminates in New Orleans, it's impossible to explain how personal it feels as a Saints fan not to have your coach.

I'm NOLABound

Yvahn Martin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

Finally, I'm NOLABound. Six and a half years since Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home and sent my community into a far flung diaspora of despondent resignation, I find myself returning home, as part of the BeNOLABound program.