Monthly Archives: October 2014

[unedited 3,500 word version] Alligator Hunting With Dee Slut (Vice. Oct. 2014)

Decorated in alligator bones, Spanish moss and lazy outdoor cats, Dave Turgeon’s beautiful swamp shack in Lafitte, Louisiana sits at the end of a bleached white oyster shell driveway that his family laid down by hand. Today, fifty-one-year-old Turgeon readies the small, … Continue reading

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The Last Good Cop Gets Blood on His Hands (Vice. Sept. 2014).

Charles Hoffacker is a compassionate cop who joined the eternally troubled New Orleans police department in 2004 because he wanted to make a positive difference. He is also an accomplished conceptual painter. Many of his fellow officers consider him a … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Story Project book party (The Advocate. Sept. 2014).

The Neighborhood Story Project recently hosted a release party for its newest book, called “Talking Back to History,” written by teenaged students from Lake Area New Tech Early College High School. For the past 10 years, the Neighborhood Story Project … Continue reading

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Tour of brand new New Orleans East Hospital (LA Weekly. Sept. 2014).

When it’s said that a place smells “like a hospital,” it’s usually not a compliment. But the nine-week-old New Orleans East Hospital smells brand new. Sunlight pours into every room from an abundance of windows, highlighting the spotlessness of beds … Continue reading

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