Peter Athas

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Rambling On My Mind

Peter Athas rambles on about protests, the pandemic, and Picvocate columnist Dan Fagan.

The Age Of Uncertainty

Peter Athas on the late John Kenneth Galbraith, masking, fired sanitation workers, and Louisiana pandemic politics.

Blast From The Past

Peter Athas attends Virtual Jazz Fest and revisits the Nagin administration.

Under Pressure, Nungesser

Peter Athas on epistolary madness in New Orleans and Billy Nungesser’s apology.

Hell Of A Spell

Peter Athas on Tony Spell’s death tabernacle, John Neely Kennedy being stuck on stupid, Kevin Allman’s crusade against Mardi Gras misinformation, and other signs of our troubled times.

Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has Peter Athas thinking about Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood. We’ve gone from “heckuva job, Brownie” to “heckuva job, Trumpy.”

Ode To Elizabeth Warren & Other Strong Women

Peter Athas on Elizabeth Warren, Mary Landrieu, Lindy Boggs, and his mother.

Painted from Memory: Coach Jay, Pistol Pete, and Me

50 years after Pete Maravich broke the NCAA’s all-time scoring record, Peter Athas reflects on the unforgettable time Coach Jay McCreary introduced him to Pistol Pete.

A Tale of Two Tones: Of Tigers and TFC

Peter Athas on the aftermath of LSU’s national championship victory, and the Hard Rock Hotel on the 102nd day since its collapse.