Neither Big nor Easy
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.
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.
The clothes have come back on and the victim has suffered panic attacks and public shaming.
When you own swampland in Louisiana, it can be a bit like owning an inefficient alligator farm. I took a trip with Dave Turgeon to the swamp where he makes part of his living.
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.
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.
In post-Katrina New Orleans, Latin cuisine is beginning to thrive in the ethnic flea markets of New Orleans's West Bank neighborhood, where most of the vendors don't want people to find out about this hidden culinary treasure.
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.