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Every region has legends of haunted locations; from the Winchester Mansion in San Jose, California, to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, to the Red Lion Inn in...

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13th Ward Rambler

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A-Haunting We Will Go

Every region has legends of haunted locations; from the Winchester Mansion in San Jose, California, to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, to...

‘City of a Million Dreams’ Chronicles the Dangers and Mystic Pleasures of Living on the Threshold

In exploring the history and the meaning of jazz funerals, the uniquely New Orleans ritual that transforms a cortège into a celebratory parade, Jason Berry’s documentary reveals a powerful allegory about the spiritual core of America’s most fascinating city.

Corpus Precori: The Peculiar Custom of Petitioning the Dead

What do a 12-year-old leukemia victim from rural Cajun country and an 80-year-old urban socialite from New Orleans, born nearly 150 years apart, have...

Who ARE These People? Sue Lincoln Returns and Is Taking a Look Around SWLA

A newer model silver pickup drove past me as an older guy behind the wheel offered a friendly wave, which I returned with a...

Holes in the Story: Huey P. Long, Carl Weiss, and the American Spectacle of Conspiracy

Featuring exclusive, previously unreleased photographs and reports that have been either buried with time or kept hidden from the public, this sweeping conclusion to the Bayou Brief's trilogy on the assassination of Huey P. Long unpacks a conspiracy theory that has persisted for more than 86 years and challenges the portrayals of his alleged assassin, Dr. Carl A. Weiss, Sr., as an innocent victim of a corrupt cover-up.


The Godfather Trilogy

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Clementine Hunter

Everything you need to know about the re-reboot of your favourite childhood flick.

Arts & Entertainment

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 found to be confounding, frustrating,...

“Some Thoughts” on the Life of New Orleans Renaissance Man Michael Martin

The acclaimed actor and "guerrilla-theater impresario" died on April 26th at the age of 63.

“Little” Joe Catalanotto: A Daughter Reflects on Hollywood South’s Independent Pioneer

When you type “1301 Kentucky St.” in Google Maps, a pretty nondescript white-painted warehouse pops up in a pretty average looking neighborhood - average for New Orleans, anyway. People...

Recommended Viewing: Best of the Fest, Part Two

You may not be able to count on Father Time being in your favor, but you can always count on the movies.

Opinion & Commentary

A Tale of Two Carters

As two veteran New Orleans politicos battle for the state's only solidly blue seat in Congress, how much will endorsements really matter?

On Karen Carter Peterson, Troy Carter, and the Crisis of Purpose in Louisiana Politics

Editor's Note: The Bayou Brief will not be making any endorsements in the uncommonly crowded Special Election for Louisiana's Second Congressional District. This column...

Krewe du Couxvid

Josh Guillory's parade of fools.

Combat in the Courtroom

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