New Orleans

Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.4.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Big Freedia Proves That "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Can, In Fact, Bang

On "Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer," the Queen of Bounce replaces Rudolph's bright red nose with "a very large behind," confirming once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.6.18
WTF

Man Arrested for Threatening to 'Blow Up Restaurant' Says He Just Wanted to Take a Dump

Huge poo, or threat of domestic terrorism?
Jelisa Castrodale
11.20.18
Noisey News

Reports: Rapper Young Greatness Fatally Shot in New Orleans

Local news stations are reporting that the 34-year-old artist died this morning.
Alex Robert Ross
10.29.18
Noisey Hitlist

This New Orleans DIY Band Make Hooky 80s Music to Dance to

They're called Sexy Dex and the Fresh and we're premiering their new video “Play Me Birdie” today.
Daisy Jones
9.6.18
death

Inside the Funeral Homes Posing the Dead Like They're Still Alive

We talked to the head of one of New Orleans's oldest funeral homes about why some families are drawn to "extreme embalmings."
Drew Schwartz
7.31.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral

Renard Matthews's family wanted to remember the 18-year-old just as he lived.
River Donaghey
7.11.18
Essays

The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavor, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles E. Johnson
4.26.18
Remembering Things

A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce

"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey Graham borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
Phil Witmer
4.9.18
Features

Hurray for the Riff Raff Makes Feminist Murder Ballads for Today's America

Raised in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx, Alynda Segarra is here to remind you that Americana is for all Americans. Catch her at Noisey's Emerge Impact + Music fest in April.
Noah Berlatsky
3.21.18
Life Inside

I Sent an Innocent Man to Prison

It was my first time on a jury. I was 31, balancing two jobs while going to graduate school. It was a very short trial.
D’Shean Kennedy as told to Maurice Chammah
2.25.18
The 2017 Music Issue

New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called The Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.
Lawrence Burney
11.15.17
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