Mardi Gras

An unfortunate fan incident at Saints, Lions game in Superdome

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 15: The Detroit Lions link arms during the national anthem before a game against the New Orleans Saints at the …

Sports

Katy Perry loves New Orleans' authenticity | NOLA.com

Celebrities Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan visited the Mardi Gras World float-building factory in New Orleans on Saturday (Oct. 14). The …

New Orleans

The Best Private Dining Rooms in New Orleans

New Orleans is the seat of decadence and hospitality, but even with all that, sometimes it’s necessary to kick it up another notch. Enter the world of private dining in New Orleans, complete with notable amenities like Bourbon Street balconies, special access to world-class wine cellars, menus …

Restaurants

Slidell's biggest Mardi Gras parade gets Saturday night ride | NOLA.com

Slidell's Poseidon parade, having outgrown the daytime slot it shared with another krewe in recent years, will have its own night this Mardi Gras …

Festivals

A new Mid-City Mardi Gras parade marches in 2018: Dead Beans | NOLA.com

Dead Beans, an outgrowth of the annual Red Beans parade, will meander from Bayou St. John into the Treme on the Monday before Mardi Gras 2018 (Feb. …

New Orleans

Mardi Gras party surrounds unveiling of new marker at Joe Cain's house

In Mobile, "We don't let a little rain cancel our party," said The Mobile Mask's Steve Joynt.

8 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants Near Tulane's Campus

Ready to put the "roll" in "roll wave"?<p>October 11, 2017<p>I could eat sushi for every meal of the day, so when I came to Tulane, finding the best sushi …

Food & Dining

Big Fun in the Big Easy

Labor Day may have passed, but there are still two full weeks before autumn’s arrival to get out and play. You’ll find plenty of fun games around …

Travel

Another Carnival cruise ship emerges from major makeover

Another Carnival cruise ship has just emerged from a major makeover.<p>The Jacksonville, Fla.-based Carnival Elation on Saturday resumed sailings out of the city with a new water park, 38 new cabins and several new food and drink venues that were added during a multi-week overhaul in the Bahamas.<p>The …

Cruise Ships

13 autumnal recipes for celebrating fall

In south Louisiana, we joke that the four seasons are Mardi Gras, crawfish, snowball, and football. I never packed away my shorts, and thought …

Recipes

Former St. Charles educator named 2018 Zulu Ambassador | NOLA.com

So many of us know him as a St. Charles Parish teacher and 4-H Club leader, even earning state honors for his work with youth. But you might not know …

New Orleans

Mardi Gras makes dancers pay to work in Springfield strip club, lawsuit claims

Springfield's Mardi Gras strip club is facing yet another labor lawsuit, three years after paying out a $1.8 million settlement following allegations …

Western Massachusetts

The Best Time to Visit New Orleans

The ultimate guide to New Orleans<p>If you're planning to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras, that's easy. Just find Easter on your calendar, count back …

U.S. Travel

The best Halloween attractions you should visit

NEW YORK — In case the real world’s not scary enough, there are plenty of Halloween attractions out there designed to completely freak you out. One …

Canadian News

Sheriffs Back D.C.-Area Restaurant That Banned NFL Until 'Foolishness' Ends

"We place a much higher value on our great country than any sporting event."<p>Advertisement - story continues below<p>The owners of a D.C.-area restaurant …

Conservative View

Dad of Army Officer Blacks out NFL at His Bar Over Anthem Protests — Now Comes the Hate

For 35 years, RL Butler has shown football on the multiple TVs in his popular Fairfax, Virginia, bar near George Mason University.<p>On Tuesday morning, …

U.S. Army

How Bathukamma went from being a village festival to the 'Mardi Gras' of Telangana

Bathukamma has been always an integral part of the cultural ethos of Telangana.<p>It was the biggest social event of the year for my grandmother, who …

India

Big Lee is a true LSU superfan: Even his casket is purple and gold | NOLA.com

Big Lee Martin knows what he wants to happen when he kicks the bucket.<p>He'll have a big funeral -- there will be media alerts that go out when it …

New Orleans

8 Spooktacular Places to Visit for Halloween

Ready for a Halloween road trip? Grab the kids, put on your best costumes, and check out these ghostly goings-on.<p>If your family loves going door-to-door for tricks and treats, why not extend the scary-fun feeling by discovering some haunted happenings during a Halloween-themed road trip before …

Parenting

Racial Justice Group's Video Explains Anthem Protests With Help Of Players

Here's how to answer critics and angry fans in one sharp minute.<p>Sometimes it takes a video. Like the one the racial justice group Color of Change has released responding to the backlash against NFL players protesting during the national anthem.<p>“Saying NFL players are protesting the flag is like …

Justice

Sheriffs join NFL protest, back pub under attack for turning games off

A popular Washington area restaurant facing a boycott for turning NFL games off because of player protests is getting the support of the nation's …

Ask Dr. John a question today at 5:30 p.m. and he'll answer | NOLA.com

Do you have a question for Dr. John? If so, The Nite Tripper will be Tweeting answers to fan questions Thursday (Sept. 28) starting at 5:30 p.m. The …

New Orleans

WATCH: A Louisiana Food Expert Shares What You Should Always Order From Popeyes

In New Orleans, Popeyes isn’t just your average fast-food joint, like, say, McDonald’s or Wendy’s. No, it’s practically a Southern institution. …

Travel

Raw Travel In Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama is raw, and as much as I dislike describing a place as authentic, it is true of Alabama.The regional drawl, unpretentious dining, laid-back …

Paddleboarding

Most NFL teams — including Saints — see marked drop in Facebook followings after anthem protests

If a Facebook "like" is currency, many NFL teams saw their stock drop over the past several days.

New Orleans Saints

Louisiana opts in to FirstNet public safety wireless network

Louisiana has boarded the FirstNet train, accepting AT&T's (T +0.1%) plan to build out the state's network for first responders.<p>That makes it the …

Business

Festivaltown: How a Glut of Cheap Outdoor Events Shapes Our Entertainment Scene

+6<p><b>A</b>llow me to set the scene. You’re in the middle of a closed-down street. The sun is bright. The air is cool, with a gentle breeze. You hold a draft …

Festivals

Restaurants Banning NFL Games Should Look at Their Own Menus

Your God-given right to watch football all day long on Sunday from a local bar and grill suddenly isn’t a given anymore, now that Trump-friendly …

Restaurants

Slidell Mardi Gras krewe drops Saints' Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor as marshals after anthem protests

Slidell's Krewe of Poseidon is putting its foot down.<p>According to an email sent to members, they will be rescinding invites to Saints players Alex …

Baton Rouge

13 Of Our *Fall-iest* Dinners to Roast, Bake, Or Simmer Tonight

In south Louisiana, we joke that the four seasons are Mardi Gras, crawfish, snowball, and football. I never packed away my shorts, and thought sweater-weather only sometimes came in December or January. My relatively new reality of a <i>real</i> fall—brisk temperatures, changing leaves, wearing …

Food