For most of the world, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is known for its enormous parades and mega-krewes, but for locals, the tradition of political satire is the truest expression of the spirit and purpose of Carnival.
Peter Athas tells the story of the Krewe du Vieux and how his “sub-krewe”- the Krewe of Spank- have carried on that tradition with irreverent and unapologetic gusto.
A special thanks to Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett for speaking with us about state, regional, and national politics; the jungle primary, Beto, the environment, and, of course, Roger Goodelll.
A New Orleans charter school’s teachers discover sports help them reach struggling students, but the LHSAA won’t let them play without social security numbers.
As a result of this report from November by Casey Parks, on Friday, the LHSAA will vote to amend their rule.
Leslie Ellison’s Anti-LGBT Views Make Her Unfit to Lead the Orleans Parish School Board
Award-winning writer Jason Berry’s new book is the definitive history of New Orleans, a 300-year-old city that challenges, defies, yet still exemplifies the American mythos.
For his final article of 2018, publisher Lamar White, Jr. sat down with Berry for a candid conversation about the past, present, and future of New Orleans.
Peter Athas argues that in the age of Trump, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has a compelling reason to look at the presidency and think, “Why not me?”
There are two different races for clerk of court positions in Orleans Parish, and in both races, there are two stand-out candidates who deserve the jobs.
The self-published memoir by Greg Meffert, New Orleans’ disgraced former Chief Technology Officer, reveals a brash opportunist at the center of a massive public corruption scandal. Meffert’s book has moments of insight, but ultimately, “Landfall” is about a man who still struggles to acknowledge the extent of his own downfall.
A review by Peter Athas.
Following the revelation that a subcontractor for utility giant Entergy had paid actors to support its bid for a controversial new power plant in New Orleans, the company now finds itself in a public relations meltdown.
Louisiana’s greatest asset is its multiculturalism, but the state’s greatest liability is arguably a more defining characteristic: Bigotry and intolerance are still the most powerful organizing forces in state and local politics.