Mardi Gras

Here's How to Survive the Busiest Travel Day of the Year

The busiest travel day of the year is guaranteed be smooth sailing for everyone, said nobody ever. While it's absolutely no surprise that statistics …

Air Travel

Holiday Octsoberfest: An attempt to dry out before Mardi Gras | NOLA.com

Christmas. The season of giving. But for the Czar, it's the season of giving up. Giving up booze, that is.<p>Welcome to Day 14 of Octsoberfest, my …

New Orleans

A hangover-free guide to New Orleans

By<p>12:00 PM<p>NEW ORLEANS — The scene opens on a young man swaying as he tries to steady himself along the side of a building on Bourbon Street. He …

Bourbon Street

These Are the Unique Items Around America People Drop for New Year’s Eve Countdowns

At the dawn of each new year, celebrants across the nation and around the world travel to New York City or tune in to watch the iconic Times Square …

Conservative View

Mardi Gras strip club denies keeping dancers off-books, charging fees to work

The Mardi Gras strip club has denied allegations that it underpaid dancers, charged illegal fees to employees and kept workers off the books, …

Western Massachusetts

State Police Supt. Mike Edmonson's use of Mardi Gras hotel rooms 'may have violated state law': audit | NOLA.com

An audit that calls into question former Louisiana State Police superintendent Mike Edmondson's use of public resources and access to certain perks …

Policing

Alabama natives in other states, countries, celebrate Doug Jones win

"Today I am proud to be from Alabama," Johnny Prewitt, a Murphy High School and University of Alabama graduate who has lived in the San Francisco Bay …

San Francisco Bay Area

‘Shape of Water’ flows from monster movie to love story to beautiful movie

“The Shape of Water,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been described as an “adult fairy tale,” which is true, but it’s so much more.It’s a …

Richard Jenkins

5 epic New Year's Eve destinations that aren't New York

The thought has probably crossed your mind: someday I'll spend New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York City.<p>You'll be part of that massive crowd …

Chicago

Ed Lee's favorite team was The City itself

Ed Lee was an activist for San Francisco his entire life, before and while he was its mayor. He fought aggressively for the city both conceptually …

Geno Smith

What is the new Canal ferry terminal bridge's 'video board?' Officials elaborate | NOLA.com

The details of a possible "video board" package costing upwards of $2 million for the new downtown ferry terminal's footbridge came into sharper …

New Orleans

Raiders have a chance at the playoffs, but let's face it, they don't deserve it

The New York Times has thoughtfully offered mathematical playoff hope to the Oakland Raiders, and to every NFL team whose nickname does end in “— …

Geno Smith

cta-menu

WHERE TO GO ON HOLIDAY IN FEBRUARY<p>Thanks to plummeting temperatures and a distinct post-holiday gloom, the shortest month often feels like a drag. So …

Victoria (Australia)

From Babka to Stollen: Your Guide to Holiday Cakes and Breads

Do you know the difference between panettone and panforte?<p>Let’s be real—one of the best parts of the holiday season is the sheer amount of desserts …

Christmas

Nantucket’s Winter Wonderland

It’s a bracing winter day on Nantucket, and the narrow wharf is packed with people—stomping their gray Hunter boots on ice-sheened cobblestones, …

Travel

Try These Traditional Christmas Foods from Around the World - Chowhound

While traditions can be more comforting than a mug of hot cocoa on a blustery winter day, re-creating the same meal every Christmas can get a little …

Christmas

Here's how much snow fell across southeast Louisiana | NOLA.com

Several locations in southeast Louisiana saw as much as 6 1/2 inches of snow on Friday (Dec. 8) and early Saturday, the result of moisture from the …

Weather

Happy 5th Birthday The Shrimp Bucket – The Best Shrimp in Town

Happy 5th Birthday The Shrimp Bucket – The Best Shrimp in Town<p><b>Once in a blue lagoon, I get to be invited to savor “the best in town.”</b> This time, I …

Seafood

The war that halted Mardi Gras masking | NOLA.com

Storyville, New Orleans' legal red-light district, wasn't the only casualty of U.S. involvement in World War I. A century ago this month, amid the …

New Orleans

The Girl in the Window, 10 years later

At the far end of the room, beneath the wide window, the girl curled into the corner of the couch. Her bare feet were tucked beneath baggy sweat …

Business

6 Things You'll Love About About Christmas in New Orleans

The Crescent City pulls out all the stops come Christmastime. From the blazing bonfire along the Algiers riverfront at the beginning of December …

Travel

Your chance to experience HBCU bands beyond football season

Here’s a few places to enjoy the sounds of HBCU bands throughout the year<p>As the 2017-18 college football season comes to a close, fans of …

College & University

South Louisiana's snow day: A rare December storm brings snow, sleet, rain | NOLA.com

Parts of South Louisiana awoke Friday morning to a thick blanket of snow - a rare winter treat for some, but a nuisance for others.<p>The heaviest of …

Weather

Gay rights fight has come a long way

IT'S hard to believe how far we have come since June 24, 1978.<p>That was the day a gay rights rally and march in Sydney turned violent as marchers were …

Equality

Not gay enough: the bizarre hoops asylum seekers have to leap through

It's just past 6pm on an average weeknight in Kings Cross but already the streets are filling up with backpackers and kids from Sydney's western …

LGBTQ

Best Tips for Celebrating the Holidays at Universal Orlando

<i>The Universal Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s makes it way down the New York Street</i><p>The Universal Orlando Resort celebrates many events and …

Harry Potter

MTA, NJ TRANSIT Ban Alcohol For SantaCon This Weekend

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> You better watch out because SantaCon is coming to town!The bar crawling Kris Kringles have occasionally misbehaved, but …

SantaCon

The Best Reasons to Visit New Orleans That Have Nothing to Do With Mardi Gras

New Orleans is a small city with a big personality. Founded by the French in 1718, ruled by the Spanish for a few decades, ceded back to the French, and then sold to the US via the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the city is a delightful melting pot of European architecture, Afro-Caribbean influence, …

Restaurants

Rio de Janeiro Carnival: By the numbers

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is the party of the year. Millions flock to the annual festival that kicks off Lent — which is the period before Easter …

Brazil

Two Australian MPs defied their own constituents to vote against same-sex marriage

Two Australian MPs ignored the will of their own constituents and the nation at large to vote against same-sex marriage.<p>The Australian Parliament …

Equality