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Bourbon Street Needs a Re-Do

I’ve been thinking about Bourbon Street. Yesterday I received a visit from Professor Nestor Regino, who came by the office to present me with a copy of a report he had prepared on New Orleans post-Katrina. Nestor and I had visited—and he had interviewed me—in 2009, when he was working on the report. He also [...]


I’ve heard a lot about the “Disneyfication” of the French Quarter. That term generally means, in a negative way, that a place is going to be stripped of its original character and homogenized and repackaged in a sanitized format. People who want a clean, orderly, quiet Quarter are often accused of trying to make the [...]