By Cassie Hayno On January 24, 2020 around 3PM, New Orleans residents were treated to a moving chant. “Knock knock!” “Hard Rock, take your building down!” “Knock knock!” The veins in the face and neck of protest organizer Trey Monaghan bulged as he passionately screamed the call into his megaphone while walking through downtown New… Read More “Hard Rock, Take Your Building Down”
By Jack Blitz NEW ORLEANS – It’s Wednesday, noon, and the New Orleans sun casts down over the Willow Street PJ’s Coffee Shop on Tulane’s campus. Amidst the hustle and bustle of students and professors, the familiar energetic sound of Valerie Sassyfras’ accordion greets those that stop by for coffee and lunch. Ain’t no place… Read More Written off by “America’s Got Talent,” local chanteuse Valerie Sassyfras is moving on with big plans for the new decade
By Clara Lacey For Touré Folkes, being a bartender is about more than just knowing a lot about great drinks, though he could go on about the history of Sazerac in New Orleans or the introduction of ice and bitters in cocktails. Folkes sees the bartender as a sort of mystic host into this world… Read More Turning Tables on Bar Industry Barriers
By Claire Purcell Deciding to stitch “voting is sexy” on an old cotton t-shirt was the beginning of a backyard business venture that might just help populate the polls when the time comes. New Orleans is filled with thrift stores, resale shops, and yard sales overflowing with clothing. All Nina had to do was take… Read More Voting is Sexy… and Fashionable
By Jake Eig New Orleans has been a world-famous attraction for hundreds of years, but it is not just tourists on Bourbon street that have flocked to the city. Over the past 150 years, New Orleans has experienced a massive influx of Brown Anole lizards. The Brown Anoles have imposed themselves in the same habitat… Read More Is This Town Big Enough For the Both of Us?
By: Sophie Brams Most people know New Orleans as a great place to grab a bite to eat and millions of visitors flock to the city each year to experience the culinary culture. In 2019, Sucre, a high end dessert company known for its mirror-glaze king cake and unique gelato flavors officially closed its doors… Read More Triumph or Tragedy: Steps to Restaurant Success in New Orleans