It's no secret that New Orleans exists in its own time and space. It's a city that leases burial vaults to the dead for a year and a day (after that a corpse in a NOLA cemetery is pushed to the back to make room for another, fresher body) and follows Napoleonic Code in its legal system. It's also a ... More >>
It's only fitting that on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, there's a storm brewing out in the Caribbean (with another one nipping at Isaac's ankles). It is fiercely debated whether Hurricane Andrew was the worst natural disaster in American history. At the time, the Category 5 hurricane tha ... More >>
Whether two-steppin' toward a birthday party, second line parade, or jazz funeral, New Orleans's Hot 8 Brass Band always keeps it big, bad, and brassy.
But over the years, the Hot 8's battled through plenty of tough times. Three members -- Jacob Johnson, Joseph "Shotgun Joe" Williams, and Dinerr ... More >>
VooDoo BBQ & Grill is coming to town.Louisiana-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill has announced plans to bring its N'awlins "competition style BBQ" to Florida. The fast-casual chain has signed a deal with a local LLC (whose partnership currently includes the management of several Five Guys Burgers ... More >>
Photo by Michelle ElmoreSlip into the second line with the Hot 8.There have been good times, plenty of booze, and a few flashes of craziness.
Back in June, we kicked off Crossfade Presents The Local at The Stage with a wild punk rager soundtracked by Furious Dudes, Bulletproof Tiger, and Secret ... More >>
Photo by QuintronQuintron mans the gear.It's tough to pick out the single most thrilling aspect of the whole Quintron & Miss Pussycat project.
Is it the fact that this married duo puts on original puppet shows? That Quintron is the kind of musician who concocts his own musical contraptions ... More >>
The dude's been dead for two decades. But even so, jazz demigod, congenital rebel, and cocaine enthusiast Miles Davis looks like he's gonna have an incredibly packed 2011.
Earlier this month, the trumpet-wielding master reissued the expanded Bitches Brew Live, a soul-scorching set of electrifi ... More >>
Sugarcane draws babes, blokes, blades, and Belkys NereyEater.com recently compiled New York Times critic Sam Sifton's 15 best "burns, barbs and zingers" from his 2010 reviews. It strikes me reading these that over the past twelve months, Mr. Sifton's reviews have been meaner than mine (this is me ... More >>
Bryan "Birdman" Williams is one half of the Williams brothers who own Cash Money Records, the record label responsible for bringing some of the biggest southern hip-hop artists like Lil Wayne to the world. The label was formerly based in New Orleans, but after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster, ... More >>
People say Miami's a dance town, and we can't deny that. But the 305 is a hip hop town, too. Look at Mr. 305, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Trick Daddy, or Trina. Or if we need to take you from those last old school to out of school, the godfather himself, our very own Luke Campbell. And when Kat ... More >>
Asked the difference between his characters and Hollywood's, director Spike Lee answered, "Mine are real." Lee has made it his cinematic mission to accurately portray being black in America. In one of his first films, Do the Right Thing, he sketched a rich portrait of racial tension in a Brooklyn ... More >>
So Emeril's lost its head chef -- who knew? Truth be told, the problem isn't just the chef. But you'll see in next week's Cafe review. For now, just a small bite:There are two ways to go with this fare: Serve traditionally prepared dishes at modest prices, or up the ante and tab by redefining it in ... More >>
Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersEmeril Lagasse addresses the Gulf Coast oil spill. While New Orleans is still reeling from Hurricane Katrina, this latest Gulf Coast oil spill is not helping matters much. Local fisheries and fishermen are preparing to be shut down by the encroaching oil. Clearly, thi ... More >>
Talia FrenkelIncluding an unprecedented surge of text message donations, people have now contributed more than $150 million to earthquake relief in Haiti, according to figures released yesterday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. That's five times the amount donated in the days immediately after t ... More >>
After Hurricane Katrina, a group of researchers at Clemson University devloped the SEED Project, aimed at turning shipping containers into temporary housing in the event a similar storm hit the Caribbean. The idea was only a concept, but in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, the team ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsMiami already has the 2010 Super Bowl on lock down, but we just can't get enough of hosting the damn thing. So of course we're in the running to host the 2013 game along with Phoenix and New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are reportedly ... More >>
It's been said so many times the economic problem is as much psychological as monetary that it must be true. Conveniently, we've just elected a president in part on the basis of how much he's inspired us and given us hope. Last night, in his biggest speech since the inauguration, President Obama sat ... More >>