Michael Patrick Welch on New Orleans.
Maria Treme was roofied and raped while sunbathing nude at the city's beloved Country Club, and in the aftermath she's endured panic attacks and public shaming while the bar has forced its clients to put their clothes back on.
I spoke to Hoffacker about how his intense day job influences his art, his struggle to be a good cop in a city not famous for good cops, and what it's been like living through America's recent Ferguson-inspired love affair with hating the police.
Legendary New Orleans punk rocker Dave Turgeon (a.k.a. Dee Slut) should be Henry Rollins's nemesis, after they both tried out to be the lead singer of Black Flag in 1981. On the occasion of a vinyl re-release from his band the Sluts, Turgeon discussed the…
The afternoon included a lot of pink costumes, an insanely elaborate hat, a crowd of rowdy families, and a semi-serious head injury suffered by the singer—all in all, a pretty typical performance from Mardi Gras band Pink Slip.
Since the mid 80s, journalists from all over have been gathering at Molly's at the Market to get wasted, gossip, and occasionally have flashes of inspiration that are gone as soon as the hangover comes the next day.
Cameras that automatically photograph cars that run red lights and exceed the speed limit don't make cities safer, as their proponents claim—they're just an easy revenue source for cash-strapped municipalities.
The city is famous for its music, but in recent years a number of politicians have sided with groups calling for clubs and bars to turn down the volume, resulting in protests and calls to elect some new, music-friendly leaders.
For New Orleans, 2013 was marked by shootings, many of them gang-related, many of them leading to utterly senseless deaths of teenagers, children, and even some people who were trying to help the city.
Nowadays you can't throw a gluten-free small-plate entrée in New Orleans without hitting a young, healthy, upwardly mobile person intent on creating something "cool." Thankfully, fishing will never be cool.