New Orleans


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

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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

An intoxicating, non-stop party envelops the Big Easy during the Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday.
VICE Staff