Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mosquito Supper Club (NewOrleans.me. January 2015).

Mosquito Supper Club chef Melissa Martin grew up learning to cook for herself and five siblings in Houma. “Our supper club is a dream state of our past – that feeling you had at your grandparents house,” she says, explaining … Continue reading

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UNEDITED Book Review: New Orleans Boom & Blackout by Brian Boyles (New Orleans.me. Jan. 2015).

Below is the unedited version of this review, which is quite a bit longer than the one that was published HERE. Author Brian Boyles has traversed the CBD daily for the last eight years as an employee of Louisiana Endowment … Continue reading

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I Dressed Up as a Ninja and Attacked Conventioneers in the French Quarter (VICE. January 2015).

I laid in a hotel bed in New Orleans’s French Quarter, the nightstand beside me littered with liquor bottles, pretending to be stoned. I pulled up the covers, donned my sunglasses, and turned on the TV. Soon, a small group … Continue reading

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Profile on Sweet Crude band (Acadiana Living. January 2015).

2015 will see the release of the much anticipated first album from the French-leaning, seven-member indie pop group, Sweet Crude. The group’s first EP, Super Vilaine (2012), laid the groundwork for the group’s sound, which features sparse melodic instrumentation – … Continue reading

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K. Gates is not Kevin Gates and he is not f***ing his cousin (VICE. Jan 2015).

New Orleans rapper K. Gates (born Kwame Gates) hustled for years before getting his first taste of mainstream success in 2009 with the song “Black and Gold (Who Dat),” the unofficial theme song of the Saints football franchise as they … Continue reading

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At World War II Museum, vets confront war memories (The Advocate & WWNO radio. January 2015).

CLICK HERE to read a shortened version of this story from the New Orleans Advocate.  CLICK HERE for the best version, the audio version of the radio piece I wrote, recorded and edited.  Here is a transcript of the radio piece… The National … Continue reading

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Interview with new Auxiliary Bishop: NOLA native named by the Pope (Louisiana Weekly. January 2015).

From his post in Rome, Pope Francis himself recently appointed New Orleans native Fernand Cheri III to serve as the auxiliary bishop to local Archbishop Gregory Aymond. “It was a complete surprise. A shock, really,” says Bishop-elect Cheri, his smile … Continue reading

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