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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
After a bloody summer in New Orleans, Joan Rivers's favorite voodoo priestess, Sallie Ann Glassman, is asking a warrior spirit to cleanse her neighborhood and bring balance back to her home. We visited the ceremony.
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.