The Editor's Room

Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde

Happy Independence Day, Azerbaijan

Suddenly I found myself to be the focal point of the Azerbaijan Independence Day celebration.

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In Search of General Rose

The 70th anniversary of D-Day brings to mind stories.

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Of Bananas and Beer

On the bygone Tulane Avenue watering hole Nick's Big Train bar

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Newhouse 'T-P' strategy called 'a death spiral'

'Washington Post' publisher Katharine Weymouth discussed the paper at the annual CRMA conference.

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Crawfish Pot Food: My Top Picks

Although crawfish remain the star of the boil, these five additions make for a solid supporting cast.

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'The Advocate Versus The 'T-P:' Some Anniversary Numbers

Subscriptions and ad revenues are up at the 'Advocate.'

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'Advocate' Versus 'The T-P': Life Above the Fold

An out-of-the-box wake ends up on the front page.

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Preserving Jazz History

Four places in New Orleans to explore the city's jazz history

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New Rules for Men's Summer Suits

Making the case for expanding white linen suit and seersucker season

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Quarter Flipping: How Political Appeasement Created a Festival

The origins of French Quarter Festival

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Newspapers Face Off Before the Legislature

The battle between The Times-Picayune and Advocate extends to publishing legal notices.

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Last of the Ferries

On an endangered species of transportation

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Carnival, the Saints and the Greek God who Failed Us

Finding originality and spirituality in St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day celebrations.

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Video: 2014 Mardi Gras Recap

Errol Laborde and Arthur Hardy share their thoughts on the 2014 Carnival season.

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Newspaper Carnival Coverage: How "The Advocate" Won

The upstart paper dethrones the reigning king.

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The Editor's Room

Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde

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Errol LabordeErrol Laborde holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Orleans and is the editor-in-chief of Renaissance Publishing. In that capacity he serves as editor/associate publisher of New Orleans Magazine and editor/publisher of Louisiana Life magazine.

Errol is also a producer and a regular panelist on Informed Sources, a weekly news discussion program broadcast on public television station WYES-TV, Channel 12. Errol is a three-time winner of the Alex Waller Award, the highest award given in print journalism by the Press Club of New Orleans. He also received the National and City Regional Magazine Association Award for Best Column for his New Orleans Magazine column, beating out 76 city magazines across the country. In 2013, Errol received the award for the "Best News Affiliated Blog," awarded by the Press Club of New Orleans.

Errol’s most recent books are Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu and Marched the Day God: A History of the Rex Organization. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his wife, Peggy, to anywhere they can get away to, but some of his favorite spots are the Caribbean and historic locations around Louisiana. You can reach Errol at (504) 830-7235 or errol@myneworleans.com.

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