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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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Book Review: Trump Trumps Trump

Peter Athas reviews Mary Trump’s "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man."

Mask Wars

Peter Athas on political performance art and three of its Louisiana practitioners: Danny McCormick, Dan Fagan, and Jeff Landry. Freedom, man

The Rename Game

Jefferson, Jefferson, bo-befferson. Banana-fana fo-fefferson. Fee-fi-mo-mefferson. Jefferson.

American Roulette

The 13th Ward Rambler spins Fortuna’s Wheel, landing on Ignatius Reilly, Phase Two in NOLA, Slave Owner Statues, and the Nykvolution.

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.
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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...