By Isabelle Haines It’s no secret – Mardi Gras season is also glitter season. The stuff is quite literally in the air. It’s also painted on eyelids, smeared on bodies, and coated on the special throws that krewes make by hand every year. Yet glitter is no miracle product. It is a microplastic that supposedly… Read More Consider Glitter
By McKenna Smith “The tradition of Mardi Gras balls and the debutante season has become a way to keep the culture of the city of New Orleans alive” said Heidi Hayne—a New Orleans native and Mardi Gras Queen. Mardi Gras Royalty, a New Orleans tradition that is as old as the celebration itself, is, to… Read More Oh, To Be Queen for A Day
By Griffin Richter Just two years have passed since star comedian Louis C.K was accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Now, he makes his return with a global tour, and his second stop is at the Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans. Shortly after the allegations were made public in a New York Times… Read More The Return of Louis C.K: Was his apology enough?
By Melanie Carbery Pontchartrain Park is quiet on weekend mornings. The neighborhood, wrapped around a sizable park and located just south of the lakeshore, feels surprisingly like the quintessential suburb despite the fact that its footprint lies fully within city lines. The midcentury architecture is quaint and modest, a comfortable background for the golfers who… Read More A Neighborhood of One’s Own
By Pawan Bhat On February 3, 2020, what used to be an empty lot a mere 10 days prior had become the site of a thousand bed hospital in Wuhan, China. What prompted such a sudden construction? The novel coronavirus, similar to the deadly SARS virus, had struck in late December and shut down an… Read More Tulane’s Lifelong Mission to Defeat Infectious Diseases
By Kevin Flood-Bryzman A ding lights up his phone. It reads, “Amanda Miller Real Estate: Braithewaite, LA.” Where the hell is Braithewaite? crosses Nick Boulet’s mind. He pulls up google maps to find the location for his next job. After a seventy-two minute drive, Nick spends no more than fifteen inside. He’s driven 25 miles… Read More Photography His Way
By Hayley Meisel It’s always hurricane season in New Orleans. No, not just the tropical storms – the New Orleans hurricane is a staple drink across the city that, no matter the time of year, people flock down south to try. From these trademark hurricane drinks to the bar-lined Bourbon Street to a city-wide open… Read More A Shot Of Something New