Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to Find Drugs on the Ground, feat. Mad Mike (VICE print. March 2014).

I first met Mad Mike the Hippie Bum at the turn of the millennium in New Orleans’s French Quarter, where he could often be found sitting on the ground playing folk songs featuring lyrics like “What would you do if … Continue reading

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Media Night at Molly’s Bar, New Orleans (VICE. Feb. 2014).

At first glance, Molly’s at the Market, an unassuming bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, doesn’t look like a renowned media hub. But sit under the bar’s lights drinking long enough and you start to notice, beneath the layer … Continue reading

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Expose on food at the weekly Algiers Flea Market (VICE. Feb. 2014).

Three massive ethnic flea markets open simultaneously at the base of New Orleans’s West Bank Expressway each Saturday and Sunday. Because this weekly conglomeration blooms on the relatively uncool side of the Mississippi in Algiers—the second oldest neighborhood in Orleans … Continue reading

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Review of David Lee Roth Concert (Ink19. 1999).

Dear Mr. Roth (Ink19, 1999) Earlier in the month, when the David Lee Roth concert was announced, I tried to arrange an interview with the man. When I called Roth’s manager, Louie, he was very short with me. Louie had … Continue reading

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Unpublished interview with cartoonist Walt Handlesman (2014.).

So tell me how you ended up in New Orleans. AH: I am originally from Baltimore. I got a job here with Picayune in 1989 and left in 2001. I had an opportunity to work at Newsday in New York … Continue reading

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As If Hell Were A Real Place – first chapter of The Donkey Show (McSweeney’s. 2001).

This week I started working a busboy job on world-famous Bourbon Street. It’s the first time I’ve worked since three and a half months ago, when I quit my job at the newspaper in Tampa, sold my truck and took … Continue reading

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Fishing with Bill Davis of Dash Rip Rock (Louisiana Sportsman. 2013)

Roughly 15 hours of every day of my childhood were spent fishing in Southwest Florida. In my late teens, I put aside the rod after picking up the guitar. For the rest of my life, all my friends would be … Continue reading

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