“In the black neighborhood, you went to Charity [Hospital]. If Charity couldn’t fix it, no one could.” However, after extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Charity Hospital was shut down indefinitely.… Read More The Interconnection of Race, Class & Mental Health in New Orleans
By Kevin Flood-Bryzman “How have you been passing the time?” has become the new idiom when greeting one another, and it seems everyone’s response is “cooking”. With the coronavirus making work from home the new normal, people are left with a lot more time to start that cooking project they’ve always wanted to get done,… Read More Help Wanted: Food Industry Reduced to Take Out
By Jacob Eig It was the middle of March 2020, the coronavirus appeared to be a distant threat and people still attended public gatherings without a second thought. On this particular night, March 11th, there was an abnormally loud crowd at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. New Orleans has never been a baseball city, but… Read More What Could Have Been
By Alejandra Vargas When you live in a country where you see struggle and very few opportunities to better your life, you often think similarly to how I think about what life in another country is like. For instance, the “American Dream.” I always thought of the American Dream because of pictures being so realistic… Read More The Unrealistic American Dream in New Orleans?
By Maggie Apperson What comes to mind when you think of the closet? A small, dark confined space. But what comes into mind when you think of a person in the closet? It becomes more fear-inducing, more dark, and desolate. This is where the term comes from, and for good reason. Why could something that… Read More Is the closet door still closed? An inside look on LGBTQ youth today
By Zoe Moseley Throughout the years, Mardi Gras has been a time of revelry attracting both tourists and locals to the New Orleans area. The widely accessible holiday, where requirements of involvement are minimized to showing up, requires much more work when riding in a parade. The free-wheeling and rather disorderly crowds often make us… Read More What Mardi Gras Is Like: An Insider’s Experience
By Isabelle Haines There are things about Herbert Singleton, the renowned New Orleans folk artist, that any museum plaque can tell you. The simple facts of his life are dates and places: born in Algiers in 1945, died in Algiers in 2007. The living in between is harder to pin down – Singleton led a… Read More Herbert Singleton: The Life in His Art