Fostering Understanding: New Orleans Takes Initiatives to Help Foster Kids

Bridgette Valenti IN THE LEONIDAS neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, three blocks down from South Claiborne Avenue, sits a small, unremarkable cafe with an even smaller sign, reading “Nola Vegan.” A pedestrian walking by might not notice it’s there at all. The exterior gives almost no indication of the surprising things happening inside the barred… Read More Fostering Understanding: New Orleans Takes Initiatives to Help Foster Kids

Bayou a Bucket Checking in on New Orleans’ Second Favorite Sports Team

Jon Klein FOR AS LONG as I’ve followed basketball, I’ve never known a team to quietly exist in ambiguity in the NBA for as long as the New Orleans Pelicans have. With generational superstars coming few and far between, this team has had talent pass through its organization like a sail boat on Lake Pontchartrain.… Read More Bayou a Bucket Checking in on New Orleans’ Second Favorite Sports Team

Chinese Americans and Chinatowns: When They No Longer Need Each Other

Bowen Liu “THE CHINESE started to leave around the 1950s as Bourbon Street gained more and more attention. Nearly all traces that could be used to prove the existence of a Chinatown are gone,” says Winston Ho, a Chinese American who was born and raised in New Orleans. He has a PHD in History at… Read More Chinese Americans and Chinatowns: When They No Longer Need Each Other

Lesbians Have Nowhere Everybody Knows Their Name: the Paradox of Lesbian Bars in New Orleans

Stephanie Holden THE INTERSECTION of Bourbon and St. Ann streets is the heart of gay life in New Orleans. On any given Saturday night, three of the biggest gay bars in the city – Oz, Bourbon Pub Parade, and Napoleon’s Itch – have the streets teeming with drag queens and gay men in leather and… Read More Lesbians Have Nowhere Everybody Knows Their Name: the Paradox of Lesbian Bars in New Orleans