A block party where a music video was being filmed was disrupted by gunfire, and police are searching for the perpetrators.
Independent journalist Jason Brad Berry has broken big stories before, but his latest might change the course of the Louisiana gubernatorial race.
Ten years after Katrina ravaged the homes of many of New Orleans' most celebrated musicians, the jazz and blues play on.
The "remembrances" and "observations" and "celebrations" from that time and since are so intense that some residents are packing up and leaving town this weekend to get away from the media maelstrom and relentless sorrowful nostalgia.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we revisited the horrific story of the inmates who were stuck in the hellish Orleans Parish Prison.
Ten years after the storm, a full-fledged community of black skateboarders is now thriving in the Crescent City.
Amid bureaucracy, scammers, and confusion, the close-knit, predominately black community is a tapestry of hope and despair.
William Widmer has been photographing levee breach sites and taking a broad look at what the Bayou and New Orleans neighborhoods look like ten years after the storm.
The fire that killed 32 people at the Upstairs lounge has been largely forgotten, but documentarian Robert Camina wants to make us remember.
"Flying a sign," as it's called, is a way for the homeless to make their pleas to passersby quickly, silently, and without defying laws against aggressive panhandling.
In officially reclassifying the death of Henry Glover, a 31-year-old father of four, as a homicide, New Orleans's coroner has began to correct one of the more grotesque examples of injustice of an era defined by it.
Mar 25 2015
A look back at one of New Orleans's darkest residents.
Hundreds of millions of dollars flow into the city for the annual celebration, but do sex workers benefit from that orgy of spending? I talked to some strippers and escorts to find out.
Vinsantos Defonte is the queen of New Orleans queens, and she wants you to know that drag is having a comeback in the Big Easy—and it's bigger and bustier than ever.
New Orleans rapper K. Gates first hit it big in 2009 with "Black and Gold," the unofficial theme for the Saints football franchise. But these days, he's getting confused for rapper Kevin Gates—and Kevin Gates's odd sex life.
With a new baby at home and a need for a little extra Christmas money, I jumped when the Go Game producers wrote to me recently about a job in New Orleans. Soon I was dressed as a ninja in the French Quarter.
The archive, started by Holly Hobbs in conjunction with the Amistad Research Center, collects interviews with New Orleans rappers and bounce artists to give hip-hop its proper place in the pantheon of New Orleans music.
I asked him about his life in southern Louisiana and why he decided to paint Lana Del Rey and Bobby Womack singing together on the moon.
Jonah Bascle wasn't just a beloved comedian—he was an artist, an activist, and a rabble-rouser whose work advocating for wheelchair access should be remembered just as much as his jokes.
In New Orleans, artists have been commissioned to make art out of 186 guns from the NOPD's evidence room.
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.
Vinsantos Defonte runs the most intense drag workshop in New Orleans, if not the entire United States, and her students represent all the flavors of the drag rainbow.
Allen Stanford filed a 299-page brief last month with the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, making no fewer than 15 lengthy arguments about why he should be set free. He was convicted in 2012 on 13 felony charges related to America's secon…
Cutter Hodierne's excellent film about Somali pirates, Fishing without Nets, premiered earlier this year at Sundance to glowing praise. Now, the film will be making its full release at the end of October. Over the course of the next month, we'll be…