New Orleans

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 Dystopia and Utopia Issue

The Trauma of Everyday Gun Violence in New Orleans

There's a vast, undiagnosed epidemic of PTSD in communities of color plagued by violence, and many young men are struggling to cope on their own.
Jimmie Briggs
4.5.18
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
2.23.18
Photo

Rowdy Photos of the Surreal Party in New Orleans During Mardi Gras

I wandered the streets of the Big Easy with naked locals and costumed tourists during Carnival, taking photos of the intoxicating, non-stop party in the 12 days before Mardi Gras.
Avery L. White
2.20.18
harvey

Fear, Flooding, Harvey and Me

How I learned to be afraid of the rain.
Michael Patrick Welch
8.30.17
Features

The LGBTQ Guide to New Orleans

From warehouse raves to waterfront rituals, the Big Easy has it all.
Ezra Marcus
6.23.17
tech

Mums Explain What They’ve Discovered About Their Kids from Social Media

"I don't condone drug use, but I guess I'm glad you did it in the house."
VICE Staff
5.14.17
true crime

I Was Shot Nine Times and Can Barely Make Ends Meet

I'm only 28 years old, but with all this pain, I feel like I'm 50.
Derrick Strong as told to Elizabeth Van Brocklin
5.10.17
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

A Plastic Baby Jesus from New Orleans

While on location, some people we spoke to gave us multicolored cakes. Inside each king cake, as they're called, was a miniature figurine, apparently meant to bring good luck to whoever finds it.
Roberto Ferdman
3.31.17
dancing vs. state

The 10 Best Cities For Partying in the USA

An *extremely* scientific study.
THUMP Staff
3.10.17
Photos

The Chaos and Beauty of Carnival in New Orleans

I wandered the streets of the Big Easy for 12 days, taking photos of the manic energy of the city in the run-up to Mardi Gras.
Avery White
3.4.17
crime

How the 'Axeman of New Orleans' Terrorised a City and Escaped the Law

Legend has it that residents tried using jazz to appease the serial killer, but not before he claimed the lives of local Italian grocers.
Seth Ferranti
3.1.17
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