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The Epic Lives of Edwin W. Edwards, 1927-2021

"I have always loved Louisiana, its people, its bayous, its land, and its eternal joie d'vie. That's my hope for you: That you will...

The House That Chep Built

13th Ward Ramblings on former Mayor Chep Morrison, and Mayor Cantrell's proposal to relocate New Orleans City Hall to Treme.

Jeff Landry Reports His Campaign Spent Over $120K for Alligator Hunting Tags. There’s Just One Problem.

Before he won his first election, a campaign for Louisiana's Third Congressional District in 2010, Jeff Landry's claim to fame was his victory, ten...
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A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...

“Stay home!” says Krewe of House Floats founder.

Carnival is when we find our friends on the streets and we grope them and slobber on them like we haven’t seen them in...

What It Means to Cancel 2021’s Mardi Gras Parades

My ability to stay at home with my kids and help them suffer through this long year of online schooling during the pandemic, has...

Screentime for Corona: The Meltdown (part 3 of 3)

The third installment chronicling one family’s struggle to survive online schooling during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. And click HERE to read...

Screentime for Corona (part 2 of 3)

The second installment chronicling one family’s desperate struggle to manage computer use during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. My kids' mother...

Obituary: New Orleans publishing pioneer, Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb, passes away at 104

The amazing Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb passed away Dec 13, 2020 at Greenbrier Nursing Center in Slidell, at the age of 104. Amid the radical...

Screen Time for Corona (part 1 of 3)

One family's desperate struggle to manage computer use during the pandemic. I got myself a small boat and took up fishing specifically to escape life inside...

An Innovative School. An Inspiring Leader. And a Dangerously Stupid Line to Cross.

A former teacher at the high school inside New Orleans' jail can’t believe what he’s hearing.
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Joe Badon’s Cinema of the Weird

On the Northshore of New Orleans, where things can get fairly unremarkable from time to time, lives a filmmaker and artist whose work I’ve...
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The Epic Lives of Edwin W. Edwards, 1927-2021

"I have always loved Louisiana, its people, its bayous, its land, and its eternal joie d'vie. That's my hope for you: That you will...

The House That Chep Built

13th Ward Ramblings on former Mayor Chep Morrison, and Mayor Cantrell's proposal to relocate New Orleans City Hall to Treme.

Jeff Landry Reports His Campaign Spent Over $120K for Alligator Hunting Tags. There’s Just One Problem.

Before he won his first election, a campaign for Louisiana's Third Congressional District in 2010, Jeff Landry's claim to fame was his victory, ten...