Author: Chris Rose

This One Hurts

  Burning churches. Their images so often raise the specter of the worst of human impulse…

The Jazz Fest Landslide That Brought Widespread Panic

OK, let's pick up where we left off last week. First, a recap: Jazz Fest screwed its pooch this year by rearranging its world order to accommodate the Rolling Stones. If you read this blog then it's clear you've got,…

You Can't Always Get What You Want

  This week, we find our population divided neatly in half between those who are profoundly affected by the cancellation of The Rolling Stones gig at Jazz Fest, and those who feel the same way about the cancellation as they…

A Brandisher In The French Quarter

  My French Quarter walking tour has just ended. I'm walking back to my car, a skip in my step, a rare day's wage in my pocket. I turn the corner of Dauphine and St. Ann and there's a guy…

No-Call Zen

  Are you over it yet? And if you don’t know what “it” is, you should probably stop reading here. But really, are you? Over it? On one hand I keep thinking: People, this wasn’t Katrina. It wasn’t even Gustav…

Hunt for the Rising Sun

Japan is known as the Land of the Rising Sun. But America is indisputably the Land of the Rising Suns. I discovered this geographical curiosity when my beloved traveling companion invited me to join her on an upcoming business trip…

Sunshine Thunder

As the Louisiana tricentennial has drawn to a close, and Jazz Fest readies for its silver anniversary, it seems a fitting time to celebrate the Song of Louisiana. Er, make that, songs. If you ask most folks in Louisiana what…

March of the Bachelorettes

  It’s the holiday season. Time for all manner of celebration and convocation. The season for friends and family. For hearth and home. More than anything else, it’s the season for...bachelorette parties? Actually, it’s always the season for bachelorette parties…

Rediscovering Grand Isle

This will come as a surprise to those who know me well – perhaps even a shock – but I love discovering I am wrong about some things. I relish being pleasantly enlightened by new discovery. So let’s talk Grand…