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Mr. Okra: "Fruit's in the Hood"

Some of the most famous voices in the world are from New Orleans — Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick, Jr., Lil Wayne — but if you’re from around these parts, you know a voice that most of the world has never heard: the voice of Mr. 161 more words


When in New Orleans... Hotel or Airbnb?

When you travel, the option to stay in a private home instead of a hotel might seem like a nice idea. Your experience of the city might be a little more authentic, maybe you’ll meet a local, and you can keep your money out of the hands of giant corporations. 480 more words


The Hidden Monument to White Supremacy, Right in the French Quarter

Last week I took a scandal tour of the French Quarter, led by my friend Kyle Ruggieri. Among other embarrassing and grotesque moments in New Orleans history, he walked us by the monument to the Crescent City White League in New Orleans. 287 more words


Sunset canoeing though Cane Bayou to Lake Ponchartrain

This weekend I had the pleasure of taking a guided canoe ride with Canoe and Trail. It was a beautiful and sometimes stunning canoe ride that was more like three trips in one. 178 more words

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Why Are There So Many Mardi Gras Parades?

The first Mardi Gras parade wound its way through New Orleans in 1856, over 150 years ago. Today there are, by my count, sixty-eight official Mardi Gras parades… 487 more words


The Bacchus Battle of the Bands

Mardi Gras is a season and as the weeks go by the intensity of the revelry grows. By the time the Krewe of Bacchus rolls on the weekend before Fat Tuesday, the city is alive with the carnival spirit. 158 more words

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Walking Papers

This summer, New York City will host 53 million tourists. While we love the international flare and the added income it brings to our fair city, we frankly hate the crowds who seem unable to keep up with the flow. 413 more words