The Editor’s Room - January 2015

King Cakes in the Post-Katrina Era

    There was a time when there was no debate about King Cake. There was, for the most part, only one brand, McKenzie's, and only one flavor, Mckenzie’s-style which had a slight cinnamon coffee-roll taste. The purple, green and gold sugar added more to…

Endymion - The Triumph of Bling

      Ed Muniz was pointing to some of the subtle fine points on the Endymion King’s float, a parade not known for its subtly. On the second unit of the tandem float were two dancing butterfly sculptures once seen in Comus, the krewe…

Advocate vs. The T-P: War of Words

Never before has a newspaper spoken out against its opposition so directly and in such prime space. A half-page overlay that covered part of last Saturday’s New Orleans Advocate asked the question, “Where’s Your Times-Picayune?” The question was a jab…