• The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

    The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

    The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case irresistibly combines intrigue, atmosphere, and scholarly command of the Reconstruction Era—shown here to be a period of promise (bought dearly in the Civil War) too soon yielding to the retrograde actions of Jim Crow. But was our nation’s biggest missed opportunity—to consolidate the gains of the first major civil […]

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  • Tonight. Uptown.

    Tonight. Uptown.

    Yes, I know that team from up north has a game in the Dome tomorrow, but the college football season in New Orleans starts tonight.

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  • Was this a tweet from yesterday?

    Was this a tweet from yesterday?

    “Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become a study for archaeologists…but it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.” –Lafcadio Hearn, Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio […]

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  • NOLA Mix Records

    NOLA Mix Records

    Not to far away from where Jim Russell’s Records used to be is a tiny gem of a shop called NOLA Mix Records. The next time you’re having a fancy cocktail at St. Vincent’s (man that sounds weird) sneak over to NOLA Mix. The only thing I don’t like about the place is that they […]

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  • I Thought Y’all Were Joking

    I Thought Y’all Were Joking

    The Cowboys are serving what they are calling a muffuletta this year.

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