Mardi Gras

Trump vs. The Business Community

In 2010, New York real estate and media tycoon Mortimer Zuckerman said Obama's "demonization of business" was discouraging investment, sapping job …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Gallier Hall, y'all: The history of the New Orleans landmark | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing</i> <i>300 for 300</i> <i>project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments</i> …

New Orleans

Mid-Summer Mardi Gras reminds us of why we love New Orleans | NOLA.com

The thing about Mid-Summer Mardi Gras is that it's not in mid-summer.<p>Which is good, because the purpose of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras is not to, in fact, …

Festivals

David Duke and Donald Trump and the long ties of history

What happened in Charlottesville didn't start with Donald Trump.<p>It didn't start with David Duke either, but there's a long, durable thread from Duke to Trump that's worth thinking about.<p>Despite his dubious Twitter profile claim to be "one of 100 most read and quoted people in the world," Duke may …

Donald Trump

Meet New Orleans' Favorite Little Oinker

We’ve all heard that a dog is a man’s best friend. But, have you met New Orleans’ favorite little oinker?<p>Meet the unconventional (but oh-so-adorable) …

Travel

Robot invades Mardi Gras: Kern float-building company goes high-tech | NOLA.com

There's plenty of old-fashioned Mardi Gras float building going on at Kern Studios, from custom carpentry to hand painting. But last year, the …

New Orleans

Halfway to Mardi Gras: Groups donate gear, horse to NOPD | NOLA.com

With Mardi Gras six months away, the Krewe of Hermes' Beyond the Parade Foundation and the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation announced their …

New Orleans

Why Southerners Dress Up For Game-Day

Down South, dressing up for game-day is a way of life. Don’t get us wrong— we have respect for any state that honors the time-honored tradition of …

Country Lifestyle

Gay rights telemovie, Riot, for ABC.

Filming is underway in Sydney on a gay rights movement telemovie, <b>Riot,</b> for ABC.Dramatising Australia’s 1970s Gay Rights Movement and the individuals …

LGBTQ

As marriage equality debate rages, ABC goes back to where it all began

As the same-sex marriage debate rages in Australia, the ABC is going back to where it all began.<p>The national broadcaster has announced it has started …

Australian News

We're halfway to Mardi Gras 2018. No lie! | NOLA.com

Get ready to throw the baby out the window and let the joint burn down yet again. The calendar says that Tuesday (Aug. 15) is exactly six months to …

Festivals

10 Free Things To Do In New Orleans | Mini Adventures

New Orleans is, by far, one of the most fun cities I’ve ever visited. There’s something that’s just so…easy…about it. Convenient, as its nickname IS …

North America

Heaven on Seven restaurant partner George Bannos dies unexpectedly at 65

Heaven on Seven co-founder George Bannos died unexpectedly Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 65.<p>Bannos suffered chest pains while shopping at a Home Depot, then was rushed to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to WLS talk show hosts Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano. Bannos …

These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living

From sophisticated sensors to assistive staircases to VR systems, new technologies promise to help older people live independently for longer.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>A sophisticated depth sensor hanging over the front door of an elderly couple’s home in eastern South Dakota …

University of Missouri

The Ghosts of the New Orleans Superdome

In this excerpt from his book The Arena, Rafi Kohan explores how the ghosts of Hurricane Katrina still haunt the stadium the New Orleans Saints call home.<p>Attending a live sporting event is as American as apple pie or watching <i>The Bachelorette</i>, and with tailgating season at our doorstep, what better …

Hurricane Katrina

Nick Jonas to play Carnival cruise ships

Nick Jonas soon will be playing a cruise ship. In fact, he'll be performing on two of them.<p>The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated pop star will be holding concerts aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Liberty and 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively, Carnival has …

Cruise Ships

Parliament lawn covered with thousands of hearts to protest plebiscite

The paper hearts have been collected over 12 years of Mardi Gras with messages from LGBTI couples around Sydney.The post Parliament lawn covered with …

Australian News

Let's stop 'calendar creep' before it destroys our summers

If you want a 12-month school year, then say so. But don't keep chipping away at the traditional nine-month calendar.

Education

Hickory Public Schools educators learn to be social media savvy

HICKORY – During a recent professional development session for staff and teachers, Hickory Public Schools addressed the issue of having and managing …

Education

The drag cheerleaders supporting Melbourne’s LGBTI rugby team

"The Chargettes are a merry band of misfits"The post The drag cheerleaders supporting Melbourne’s LGBTI rugby team appeared first on Star Observer.

Australian News

Tulane University Is The No. 1 Party School In Princeton's 2018 Ranking

In case you were wondering.<p>It’s that time of year again.<p>The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” book is out for the 2017-18 school year. It surveyed almost 140,000 college students from campuses across the country to rank 20 colleges in 62 different categories.<p>“We know applicants need far …

College & University

Spectacle of Hate

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite the Right rally, in Charlottesville on …

Racism

This is it

DANNII Minogue’s young son Ethan has finally discovered his mum is a singer.<p>As she prepares to relaunch her music career with a new single and …

10 US Cities Where It’s Legal To Be Topless [SLIDESHOW]

They value an even tan

Cities

Why Popeyes Is Always Better in New Orleans

My restaurant, Willa Jean, is named after my grandmother, and everybody wants that really nice Southern story about how my grandmother taught me how to cook, but in reality she was absolutely terrible in the kitchen. She was the one who was always my champion, like, 'Yeah, move to New Orleans,' and …

Restaurants

The Rising Tide of Alabama’s Gulf Coast Craft Breweries

Alabama’s Gulf Coast fits snugly between Florida’s Panhandle and southern Mississippi. Along this 60 mile stretch of coastline, you’ll find killer …

Alabama

One for the (bever)ages: How the Mardi Gras cup was invented | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing</i> <i>300 for 300</i> <i>project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments</i> …

New Orleans

Forget Summer, These Fall And Summer Music Festivals Are Worth Waiting For

When one thinks of music festivals, summer immediately comes to mind. The season plays host to hundreds of musical events every year across the country and around the world, and why shouldn’t it? It’s warm and sunny (which can sometimes be a deterrent, but not typically) and people are itching to …

Festivals

When in doubt, fish Dularge

In life, there’s no magical medicine. In cooking, there’s no magical ingredient. In construction, there’s no magical tool. And in fishing, there’s no …

Fishing

Florida decision lets Miami track stop racing dogs, start playing jai-alai instead | Miami Herald

Florida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card …