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Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde

Last of the Ferries

On an endangered species of transportation


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.


Video: 2014 Mardi Gras Recap

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


Newspaper Carnival Coverage: How "The Advocate" Won

The upstart paper dethrones the reigning king.


Video: What To Do on Mardi Gras in New Orleans

A few thoughts about Mardi Gras day 2014


Video: A Chat with the Captain of Le Krewe d'Etat

The captain provides a quick preview of the 2014 parade.


Video: Thoughts on Muses and More

The Thursday before Mardi Gras is a big night in New Orleans.


Timing of Nagin Verdict Shows the Importance of Dailies

A daily Times-Picayune would have been nice for the Ray Nagin trial.


Advocate vs. The T-P: Armies Marching to Different Beats

A USA Today article sheds new light on New Orleans' competing newspapers.


Dynasties are for Ducks; Landrieus are Something Else (Mannings, too)

What makes a family a dynasty?


Tulane Study Gauges Times-Picayune's Coverage

A new report offers insights into the "digital overhaul."


The T-P Fiasco: Cleveland Gets a Better Deal, Yet Staff Feels The T-P’s Pain

The Newhouse Effect is felt in Cleveland.

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Football Seasons Have Their Ash Wednesdays, Too

The Saints may have lost, but New Orleanians have lots of other reasons to celebrate.


A Language Epiphany

Carnival and other events have affected certain words for New Orleanians.


Understanding a Battle on the Eve of Its Bicentennial

The Battle of New Orleans had a big impact on U.S. history.

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The Editor's Room

Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde


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




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