The City Where Cocktails Never Die

By Parker Neill There is something inherently New Orleanian about the cocktail, and although its origins can be as hazy as its effects, many claim that the cocktail was first invented here sometime in the 1800s. Back then, “cocktail” meant simply booze, bitters, and sugar—think your classic Sazerac. Though cocktail culture has deep roots here, in… Read More The City Where Cocktails Never Die

The Soul-Snatching Impermanent Architecture of the Voodoo and BUKU Music Festivals

By Clay Davis Have you ever circled the Ka’aba in Mecca, attended Christmas mass at St. Peter’s alongside the pope, or helped a crowd-surfing guitarist at Bonnaroo? If you’re nodding your head to any of these, you’ve shared similar personalized experiences with thousands of other people. However, some of you may think one of these… Read More The Soul-Snatching Impermanent Architecture of the Voodoo and BUKU Music Festivals

Cold Hard Kindness: The Psychology of “Hidden Cash Nola”

By Owen Richfield In the spring of 2014, generosity got a mark-up when mysterious envelopes precariously began appearing all over the city of San Francisco. Inside the envelopes: a kind note and some cash. Within only four days, $4000 had reportedly been found by members of the community, who all had been led to the cash… Read More Cold Hard Kindness: The Psychology of “Hidden Cash Nola”