Jamie Laughlin

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  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    New Orleans has its own force of gravity — it's stronger and more targeted than the scientific law governing the rest of nature. Call it voodoo if you like, or an imposing piece of dark matter disguised as real estate — but Quintron an...

  • 8 years ago

    Have you ever told a dirty joke so well it eventually wound up owning you? It began innocently enough — a light-hearted anecdote whose punch line you could scarcely make it to without laughing. What it morphed into was a narrative monster ou...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    It's the cutting edge of a rather troubled quest to engineer the perfect shark repellent. If pretty 19-year-old Ashley Silverman had known about Patrick Rice's invention, a bull shark might not have chewed her forearm near Islamorada last week. No...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    He's sitting on a mod red couch in the hotel's lobby, wearing a Phat Farm T-shirt and texting himself reminders on his Treo. Def Jam Records founder and rap megaimpresario Russell Simmons blends in seamlessly with the 305-chic atmosphere of The St...

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