By James Cawley Flower’s hold a unique place in our world acting as a physical manifestation most closely tied to humanity’s deepest sorrows and moments of pure elation. You will not find much congruence between weddings and funerals, the one equalizer between joy and grief- the flower. The wedding planner caters to the same audience… Read More A Family Heir, a Woman of God, and an Art Student: The Last Guard
By Kyia Smith My only way to breathe Is to inhale the depth of the lyrics and to exhale all previous problems I feel everything release And my body starts to feel like everything has been achieved And for a moment, just a second I’m floating endlessly in a dream Eventually, the dream stops It… Read More Breathe
By Corey DiBiase The signs started popping up in 2008, stuck into front lawns from Mid-City to Metairie – “Save The Haus! The Deutsches Haus, since 1928.” Only shortly before, the Deutsches Haus, New Orleans’ 92-year-old German cultural organization, started receiving news of the joint city-state plan to build a new hospital complex in the… Read More Deutsches Haus, a Decade Outside the UMC Footprint
By Berkley Sayre The sun breaks out over the horizon on a warm New Orleans morning, and a stray orange tabby cat strewn out on a painted purple porch sleepily stretches its paws out wide. The hanging flags flutter as a breeze gently brushes through, jingling the wind chimes and softly waking the other few… Read More Trap Dat Cat: Fixing Overpopulation One Kitty at a Time
By Cassie Nguyen When Molly’s mom passed on decades worth of research about their family to her in 1984, she wasn’t quite sure where to start. Although she was only a recent college graduate and had little experience in how to do genealogical research, she tried to dig deeper. Unfortunately, the Donovan family research went… Read More Why 26 Million People Have Mailed Their Spit and Why You Should Too
By Kate Vannini “Everything contains a spirit. Everything. There is nothing that happens in the natural world that hasn’t happened in the spiritual world first.” Tourists think they know “Voodoo”. Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo sits on Bourbon Street, Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo just a few doors down. The Voodoo Bone Lady Bone Shop… Read More Dolls, Curses, and Misconceptions
By Julia Jacoby Evacuating the city for a natural disaster has become second nature to long term residents, like Nora Young. She expected to come back to Metairie to find a mess on her lawn, damage to her windows, and spotty power. After a week spent cramped with her daughter, son-in-law, and two dogs, Young… Read More Entergy: Powering Change or the Election Season?
By Katey Greer “Here, wear this.” MC was handed a risqué one-piece lingerie item that looked like it belonged to a model in a Playboy Magazine. The racy piece covered MC’s body with intertwining snakes. MC had never felt so vulnerable. The “Liberating Lingerie Party” was happening at Gasa Gasa on Freret Street right next… Read More The COVID Pandemic and a New Orleans Musician’s Fight for Sobriety