New Orleans

Mardi Gras

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

Only in New Orleans.
Bill Hillmann
3.5.19
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
2.26.19
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
Photo

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
LGBTQ

This North Carolina Band Made the Most Moving Music Video of the Year

Rainbow Kitten Surprise's coming out story, "Hide," follows four New Orleans drag queens and gives a voice to marginalized LGBTQ communities in the South.
Lauren Messman
4.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Daily Gun Violence in New Orleans Has Spurred an Epidemic of PTSD

On today's episode, reporter Jimmie Briggs talks about the trauma that young men of color in communities plagued by violence are facing every day.
VICE Staff
4.11.18
Views My Own

Democrats, Please Don't Nominate My Mayor for President

Mitch Landrieu is getting some 2020 buzz, but New Orleanians can tell you about his spotty record.
Michael Patrick Welch
4.4.18
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
4.4.18
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Homeless Youth in New Orleans

We talk to the filmmaker behind 'SHELTER' on today's episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
2.22.18
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