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“Pleasure, Love and Run Fast:” film review of “Sorry Angel”

“Pleasure, Love and Run Fast:” film review of “Sorry Angel”

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

The 22nd annual French Film Festival took place from Feb. 15 - 21 at the Prytania Theatre. The film festival isn’t just for foreign cinema lovers: New Orleans, deeply rooted in French culture from history to cuisine, celebrates France through its strong, specific visual art as well. It is an opportuni...

Mardi Gras field guide: Killer Poboys

Mardi Gras field guide: Killer Poboys

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment, Top Story

Marching up and down streets caked with makeup and adorned in elaborate costumes, many parade-goers find themselves desperately in need of a snack and or drink. Local New Orleanians know the inconvenience of walking countless blocks just to find one decent place to eat. The days of stumbling upon rand...

Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under City, Features

Whether you count the days until Mardi Gras season begins or count the days until it’s over, we can all agree that Mardi Gras is a special event that is a significant component to New Orleans culture. With this field guide series, I will single out the key aspects to Mardi Gras and the specific pla...

Krewe du Vieux parade presents parodies

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

  The satirical Krewe Du Vieux parade, followed by the krewedelusion procession, rolled through the Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods on a pleasantly warm Saturday evening. The atmosphere was electrifying: diverse crowds of people gathered to cheer, drink and laugh at the cynical float...

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Column

Sunday morning in the Bywater is a quiet, relaxed affair. The colorful shotgun homes stare at each other wordlessly; vessels slip down the river unheard. The air was still as I approached Parleaux Beer Lab for their weekly free yoga class. Prior to this, I’ve done yoga a grand total of two times: onc...

New Orleans King Cake Festival

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment, News

On Sunday, King cake lovers gathered at Champions Square to taste and judge the best king cakes in New Orleans. This was the festival’s sixth year supporting pediatric programs and Ochsner Hospitals for Children. More than 400 Ochsner volunteers work the festival every year. According to one of the o...

A brief survey of the CleanUpNOLA initiative

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, News

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a new initiative for cleaning up New Orleans, deterring littering, and making the city “healthier and more welcoming.” The initiative is known as CleanUpNOLA, and it will incorporate a range of the city’s departments, including Sanitation, Health, Parks &...

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, Features

As New Orleans Museum of Art gallery attendant Matthew Germenis describes, Friday nights at NOMA serve “to make use of the very wonderful staff here at the museum that knows about and cares about everything that we have in here, and trying to give back. I think that’s what Friday nights are about, h...

Rap group Atmosphere perform great show at Republic

Rap group Atmosphere perform great show at Republic

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Entertainment

Slug, a 44-year-old rapper from Minnesota and one-half of the music duo, Atmosphere, performed at Republic New Orleans on Jan. 24. The performance was the band’s first appearance in the city since 2001, and it featured two Minnesota rap artists, Brother Ali and Dem Atlas. The beginning of the show was lackluster, an...

King cake gets royal treatment at local restaurants

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Entertainment

There is a graph circulating on social media that jokingly states that a Mardi Gras diet consists solely of king cake and Popeye’s chicken. Odds are that you are like other New Orleanians (myself included) in the sense that from Twelfth Night onward, by the time Fat Tuesday actually rolls around, ...

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Features

Here in New Orleans, a bustling city booming with tourism, there is certainly no shortage of city tours—and to that extent, tour guides. During peak times in the tourism season, it would almost seem that for every tourist there is a tour guide, routinely making their rounds in the central business ...

Dillard students outraged by David Duke on campus

Dillard students outraged by David Duke on campus

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under City, Top Story

On Nov. 2, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke headed to Dillard University to participate in the final televised senate debate before the Nov. 8 primary. Many students of this historically black college and others in the city were not prepared or willing to welcome him kindly. Poet and educator...

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