LOUISIANA

Horkfest

I Spent 12 Hours Eating Everything at a LSU Tailgate

I’m instantly handed sausage, fried soft-shell crab, and a deep-fried Twinkie—which probably shouldn't have shared fryer oil with the crab.
Naomi Tomky
12.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Dragon Christmas Decorations Are Tearing a Neighborhood Apart

"Your dragon display is only marginally acceptable at Halloween. It is totally inappropriate at Christmas. It makes your neighbors wonder if you are involved in a demonic cult."
River Donaghey
12.17.18
explosions

Five Men Responsible for 7,200-Foot Mushroom Cloud Explosion in Louisiana Sentenced to Prison

Employees of the company Explo Systems were sentenced on Friday for a criminal conspiracy involving Army explosives.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.18
we saw this

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.
Paul Thompson
10.31.18
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
protest

The Quiet but Furious Nationwide War Against Pipelines

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.
Madeline ffitch
10.11.18
Premieres

Sherwood Marty Shows His Potential as Baton Rouge's Next Star with "Way Up"

It's the first single from his new mixtape, 'The Fresh Prince of Sherwood,' out soon on 300 Entertainment.
Noisey Staff
8.23.18
black history

When Black Women Were Required By Law to Cover Their Hair

In the 1700s, the Tignon Laws forced Black women in Louisiana to wear head wraps because their beautiful, elaborate hairstyles were considered a threat to the status quo.
Jameelah Nasheed
4.10.18
video

How Slavery Survived in the South Long After the Civil War

VICE met up with Antoinette Harrell, a genealogist who tracks down cases of slavery and abusive labor practices that lasted into the 1960s.
VICE Staff
2.27.18
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
Homelessness

What It's Like to Rebound as a Young, Homeless Mother

With affordable housing facing a crunch under Trump, it's harder than ever for young families to cope. Still, some find the support they need.
Sonja Sharp
2.21.18
Photography

Wild Photos of Louisiana's Rural Mardi Gras Bacchanals

Courir de Mardi Gras gets grittier outside New Orleans.
Beckett Mufson
2.13.18
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