By Claire Purcell When you enter Terrance Osborne Gallery, the first thing you notice is not the art. As soon as you step foot inside, the strong–but somehow, not overwhelming–scent of lavender lures you further inside and makes you want to stay awhile. Sitting in the center of the gallery is an oversized beanbag, resting… Read More The Color of New Orleans
By Evelynn Coffie As floats coast through the streets of New Orleans, being a royal court member seems like a simple task—look pretty, wave at the crowd, throw a few beads. It’s about being a decorative asset to the month-long Mardi Gras grand spectacle for teenager Kelsie Mengel—a 17-year-old Chinese-American teen from New Orleans. But… Read More All Hail the Maid of Endymion
By Anusha Rainey Photo by Caleb George on Unsplash From hotels to restaurants, from live music to biking tours, New Orleans has its reputation of being loved by tourists. One thing about New Orleans that people love is it’s hosting services. But for those working in the tourism industry, it’s no vacation. A table from the Louisiana Tourism… Read More A Virus Infects the Tourism Trade in New Orleans
By Pia Heyert Photo by Mathieu Cheze on Unsplash New Orleans is full of culture, creativity, and excitement. But does the rush of parades, festivals, and activities contribute to an environment teetering on catastrophe and can anyone do something about it without sapping the mojo out of the Crescent City? New Orleans’s environmental problems are… Read More The Sinking Truth
By Jack Blitz As New Orleans grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, coronavirus cases are continuing to surge, and the food industry is struggling to hold on. Local restaurants are taking massive hits, with the lucky ones staying open and switching to takeout and delivery business models. While this is temporarily sustainable for some small businesses,… Read More Social Media: A Possible Cure for COVID-19 Infected Restaurants?
By Melanie Carbery To the unfamiliar northerner, more accustomed to distinct seasons, spring in New Orleans seems to be nothing more than a whisper. If you aren’t paying close enough attention, you just might mistake it for an early arm of summer. For those more acquainted with the city, spring is easily recognizable by the… Read More Taking a Jazz Rest: Life as a Musician in Quarantine
“If you can take glass, something that really doesn’t have to be thrown away, you can recycle it into a precious resource,” Steitz said.… Read More Glass Half Full: Repurposing Recyclables