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The Big Bird Experience

Forgive me for boasting, but I was once the big star for an afternoon...

Brent Renaud: A Ukrainian Victim’s Local Link

Staring with horror at a spot where American filmmaker Brent Renaud was shot to...

Dinner with Tennessee’s Brother

EDIT NOTE: This being the week of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival’s...

How Irish Coffee Created a Stir

  This being the week of St. Patrick’s Day, I am reminded of once being...

Marching Order: The Two Most Important Carnivals

  In the early days of 2006, many of the global media had opened temporary...

Lundi Gras at 35

  There are some old traditions in Carnival. There are also some traditions thought to...

Black Mardi Gras Culture

  There was plenty to worry about in the days after Hurricane Katrina’s wrath, survival...

Rex at 150: Marching Order – Mardi Gras and the Military

We are lucky that we enter this Carnival season with the nation in relative...

Rex at 150

Carnival has many rituals, but only one that makes the sky explode. That happens...

Stirred in New Orleans: The Cocktail for Carnival Insiders

A very gracious lady seated next to the ice chest in the back of...

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