LOUISIANA

11.1.18

Escape the Room with Kevin Gates

We followed the 'Luca Brasi 3' rapper into the depths of his new trap house-themed escape room (yes, that's a thing that exists) in Los Angeles.

10.30.18

Reports: Rapper Young Greatness Fatally Shot in New Orleans

Local news stations are reporting that the 34-year-old artist died this morning.

2.23.18

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.

10.9.17

Listen to YoungBoy Never Broke Again's New Mixtape, 'Ain't Too Young'

The follow-up to August's 'AI YoungBoy' hit YouTube Saturday.

8.21.17

NBA YoungBoy Is Incisive, Introspective, and Next in Line for Greatness

On his latest mixtape, 'AI YoungBoy,' it's impossible to ignore the links between the Baton Rouge rapper and recent greats. At 17, he's already more than his skillset.

5.16.17

Nation of Immigrants: Sharing Venezuelan Sandwiches and Culture in Red State Territory

Lafayette, Louisiana might seem like an unlikely home for the restaurant Patacón, which serves cheese- and meat-stuffed sandwiches made of fried plantains.

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2.14.17

David Duke's Former Campaign Manager Says Trump and the Former KKK Leader Are 'Identical'

"Clearly Duke's controversial views years ago have now become mainstream Republican values," said Michael Lawrence.

11.14.16

'He Smells Like a Men's Gym': Kids Write Raps About Donald Trump

Hip-hop was made for times like these. So I asked my students to write some bars and express the way they feel about our new president. It was not pretty.

10.5.16

MUNCHIES Presents: The Home of Hot Sauce

In this MUNCHIES special, Matty Matheson travels to New Orleans to meet the people who make TABASCO sauce, and to sample the ways chefs use it in their kitchens.

8.2.16

I've Been Tipped in Gold Nuggets, 8-Balls, and Three-Way Wedding Proposals

Working in New Orleans, I've met an Alaskan miner who paid me in gold, a too-generous coke-head, and a swinger couple who desperately wanted me to marry them. At least all of them tipped.

7.28.16

The Problematic Gender Politics Between Masc and Fem Gays

A sociologist embeds within Louisiana bar culture to uncover whether bears treat twinks differently than men treat women in general.

6.2.16

Meet the Chef Bringing Louisiana Oysters to London

Nottingham-born chef Tom Browne of Louisiana-inspired pop-up Decatur wants to show London diners that Southern American food is about more than mac ‘n’ cheese. “I remember eating these oysters at a friend’s,” he says. “I just tweaked it with pecorino...

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