An Insight into New Orleans’ Mental Health Facilities By Nisha Kasturi In February of 2021, 26-year old K.M. (we’ll use their initials to protect identity) voluntarily checked themselves into Ochsner Health’s psychiatric facility following a personal trauma and subsequent mental health breakdown. “I needed it to be in someone else’s hands”, K.M. told me. “I… Read More “Sorry, It’s Not My Call:”
By Tobias Dohlin There’s a lot that people think about when they think of New Orleans. Primarily, food and drink come to mind but perhaps nothing is more important to the image and culture of the city than music and art. Despite its prominence, in no city is street performance more persecuted than in New… Read More The Real Pirates
By Isaiah Underwood New Orleans Jazz, right, well not quite. Grammy recipient, teacher to many, and don of the Trumpet Mafia, Ashlin Parker sat on a curb with me on a Sunday afternoon to explain. “It’s impossible for four letters to encompass all the varied approaches and all this music just to put it under… Read More BAM: Jazz Ain’t What You Think It Is.
By Martha Sanchez Briana Mohan sat alone at home, worried about her sick son, again. A mysterious illness had put him in the hospital. His sick days kept piling up. “None of this is sustainable,” Mohan said. It is not the same life or death virus that closed nearly everything three years ago. It is… Read More Grasping Towards Normal: A Mother’s Pandemic
By Gena Jones Nowadays, one click can take you to a dangerous place. Rising crime rates nationwide and the expansive reach of social media has resulted in a potentially traumatic digital experience for users. Many social media platforms have become hotbeds for hate speech, misinformation, and, most notably, unregulated violent criminal content. “I was just… Read More Clicks and Crimes
By Thomas M. Bitterwolf Music and the city of New Orleans are synonymous; the two maintain a symbiotic relationship, as New Orleans couldn’t survive without music, and music couldn’t survive without New Orleans. Jazz bands, brass bands, marching bands, and concert bands, New Orleans is the city of famous music. The city is responsible for… Read More The Brass Band from The Northshore Winning over the Hearts of New Orleans
By Taeghan M. Duncan Debauchery is to New Orleans, as God is to the church. “…there’s just some type of liberation that people get when they’re here and you know, they feel that they can express themselves ,” to quote Rebecca Poole, a Historical Research Specialist at the National World War II Museum. Since the… Read More (Decriminalizing) Sex in The City