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.
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 disgraced former mayor of New Orleans just got a ten-year prison term for bribery, wire fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion. But so far, he steadfastly refuses to believe he might have done anything wrong. He called the prosecution "magical."
Kurt Braunohler is the closest thing we have to a real life Willy Wonka, a whimsical eccentric who uses his resources to better the day of the average citizen in the most ridiculous way possible. In this case, he jet-skied down the Mississippi for charity…
They oversee everything and leave nothing up to the venue, including cleaning. It's a style of planning and teamwork that must be well practiced after decades of carving up a neighborhood into sectors, and knocking on every door.
Author Michael Patrick Welch is tired of people thinking of New Orleans as a bunch of brass bands and Mardi Gras parades—the city's music scene includes that stuff, but it's also a paradise of sludge metal and bounce rap.
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.