In New Orleans, we have all kinds of traditions, and many of us do not know the roots or the reasons for these traditions, so we will be unmasking as many of them as we can. We have all seen the Voodoo tours, the Voodoo ceremonies, and the Voodoo practitioners that walk the streets of New Orleans, so here is a bit more about ghede, the voodoo spirits of death and fertility. Read More »
With the summer season upon us (besides all this rain from Tropical Storm Cindy), the streets start to thin with people. College students have gone home, locals have fled to their summer homes, and the wait at restaurants dwindles. To get you out in those streets and into those restaurants, we are spotlighting some of our favorite places. First up, Mother's. Read More »
“Women can be manipulative; women can have motives.” Lydia Straka, NolaVie's summer intern, deconstructs those words of her father as she questions what it means to return home to the south. Read More »
by John McCusker (audio stories) Steven Melendez (map creation) Sarah Holtz (sound engineering) Kelley Crawford (photographs and text) on May 5, 2017
Editor's Note: What happens when you put together a jazz historian, a map maker, a sound engineer, and a writer/photographer? You just get a whole lot of jazz. Ba da bum! Check out this interactive jazz map for history you can literally walk through.
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The similarities between the shooting deaths of Will Smith and Joe McKnight are striking: both were former NFL players gunned down during a road rage confrontation. But while Cardell Hayes, who is black, was arrested at the scene ... Read More »