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Taxing Liquor during Mardi Gras

What do we do during Mardi Gras? We costume. We party. We drink. We visit with our friends. We listen to music. We drink. We parade. We catch beads and […]

David Simon Meets the Real New Orleans, Pt. 2

Why did nobody at City Hall know about the letter from Treme producers David Simon, Eric Overmyer and Nina Noble urging the city to work with preservationists to save five […]

Someone Finally Made the Corpse Lay Down

Today’s Times-Picayune reports that the Mid-City bonfire has been cancelled this year. As I wrote last year, everything good about the event died when the city got involved, but if […]