Robert Morris

Feb 072017

The Orleans Avenue neutral ground is adorned with spaces marked for “Brad” and others. (Photo by Kevin Allman at Gambit, reprinted with permission)

Along the Endymion parade route, “[t]he claiming of the turf began last week — a new early record — but went into high gear this weekend, when spray paint was used to delineate vast swaths of neutral ground grass on Orleans Avenue,” reports Kevin Allman of our reporting partners at Gambit in a slideshow depicting the marked territory.

Endymion rolls at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Feb 012017

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop at 2323 Canal Street will hold a grand opening ceremony next week with free coffee and pastries. (via CC’s on Facebook)

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop on Canal Street — touted as the first coffee house with a drive-through window on the New Orleans Eastbank — will give away a free cup to customers on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to celebrate its grand opening. Continue reading »

Jan 172017
Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong

In one of the episodes in HBO’s Treme, there’s a scene where Clark Peter’s character Albert “Big Chief” Lambreaux emerges from a darkened street in full Mardi Gras Indian Chief regalia. I think it is a beautiful scene, because out of the desolate landscape emerges something beautiful, overwhelming, and completely unexpected. It marks an important and iconic scene in the show – the character Lambreaux is doing this as a protest to the way things are, and a demonstration of the promise of the way things should be. Continue reading »