New Orleans

Media

“We’re drinking now”: The oldest newspaper in New Orleans just fired its entire staff

New Orleans is officially a one-newspaper town, sort of.
David Uberti
5.5.19
Mardi Gras

These Are the People You Meet Driving an Uber During Mardi Gras

Only in New Orleans.
Bill Hillmann
3.6.19
DEEP DIVE - CREATED WITH JAMESON WHISKEY

Uptown Bars Gave Life to New Orleans Jazz and Funk in the 1970s

Longtime residents and natives pay tribute.
Sarah Ravits
2.27.19
Radio

This Conservative Talk Show Host Still Does the Radio Version of Blackface

'Walton and Johnson,' which has been on the air in the South for over 35 years, features stereotypical gay and black characters voiced by one of the white hosts.
Michael Patrick Welch
1.22.19
TRANS RIGHTS

Pastor charged with murder of black trans woman near notorious Detroit park

Keanna Mattel joins the known 23 transgender individuals killed in America this year.
Emma Ockerman
12.13.18
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," proving once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.6.18
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
Photography

Photographing Black New Orleans Before It's Gone

Patrick Melon has become a documentarian of black culture in a city where it is simultaneously being celebrated and destroyed
Patrick Melon
Liam Daniel Pierce
8.24.18
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
7.30.18
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
7.10.18
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 Johnson
4.18.18
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
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