Watch out! Brain-eating amoeba is taking over New Orleans

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Between Hurricane Katrina and this new water supply scare, it seems poor New Orleans has all the bad luck. Apparently a deadly, brain-eating micro-organism has begun to take over the water supply. First discovered after killing a 4-year-old Mississippi boy last August, the amoeba can only enter the brain through the nasal passages. Health officials have […]

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Bryan Cunningham makes art with pop tops

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By Denimu in New Art on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Next time you open a can of coke and throw away the pop tops, spare a thought for Bryan Cunningham who collects hundreds of them to make these amazing pieces on canvas that are held on and stretched using them. You can see an inspiration drawn from his hometown of New Orleans as he uses […]

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The Skywalkas: Hip Hop about sex, money and Star Wars

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By Jasmine Fischer in New Music on Monday 3 October 2011

Its not everyday that you hear Hip-Hop songs about money, sex, drugs and Star Wars? I must admit The Skywalkas trio took me for a loop, when I first saw them at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans a while back. Their show was packed with energy and funny antics that reminded me of a […]

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Corinne Loperfido

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 6 July 2011

LA, Austin, and New Orleans-based artist Corinne Loperfido specializes in whimsical, folk-pop drawings, poster art, and embroidery, hilarious and honest comics, and mixed media collages and concept pieces such as her beard photo series.

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Abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 16 June 2011

Located in heart of Louisiana, the Six Flags fun park has lain in ruin since Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in 2005. There had been talk that the park would be transformed into a Nickelodeon-branded water park, but that has still yet to eventuate.

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Felix

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 20 April 2011

New Orleans soul-infused raunch rock band Felix has been described as an ‘explosion trio’ because they are effing loud and super intense. I checked them out at the Hi-Ho Lounge and at the end of their set, their French friend grabbed the microphone and did death metal growls for five minutes and it was amazing.

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Tuba Skinny

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 18 April 2011

The music scene in New Orleans is shot through with a lot more traditionalism than other places because let’s face it, when you’re walking through the Bywater, it’d be almost wrong to hear anything but old timey music coming out of those beautiful French windows. Tuba Skinny is definitely a band around town to check […]

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Carlos Zervigon

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 5 April 2011

New Orleans-based glass artist Carlos Zervigon creates sculptures that comment on the interplay between the industrial process and the natural environment.

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Before I Die public installation by Candy Chang

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 1 April 2011

During my recent time in New Orleans, I got to see in person the amazing piece by public installation artist Candy Chang called Before I Die, installed on the side of an abandoned house in the Marigny neighborhood. It invites passers by to fill in the blanks with what they’d like to do before they die. One of them read “live in New Orleans,” which I can definitely relate to.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 30 March 2011

If you dig old-timey folk, check out Hurray for the Riff Raff, an amazing band out of New Orleans. They write gorgeously simple and earnest songs that, while shot through with melancholy, maintain a breezy innocence.

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Kinetic sound sculpture by Josh Cohen

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Thursday 24 March 2011

I saw this amazing sculpture by Josh Cohen at the Trouser House gallery in New Orleans recently. I could have stayed in that room all night sipping on wine.

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The Joint, New Orleans

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Sunday 20 March 2011

If you’re in New Orleans and you love barbeque, make sure to stop by The Joint in the Bywater neighborhood. Their brisket is outstanding, and for under $11 for a pound of the fatty, delicious beef and two sides, it’s a super good deal. Their ribs are also pretty good, but seriously, the brisket is […]

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Domino Sound Record Shack

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Friday 18 March 2011

I spent a lazy afternoon recently at the Domino Sound Record Shack in New Orleans, sipping on a whiskey and listening to the amazing old-time, blues, and rock ‘n roll records the clerk was playing.

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Monica Zeringue

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 15 March 2011

New Orleans-based artist Monica Zeringue makes beautiful and eerily dreamlike self-portraits of herself as a pre-pubescent girl, often in multiplicity and arranged in impossible and surreal formations.

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Cochon Butcher in New Orleans

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By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 10 March 2011

Two of New Orleans’ top chefs, Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski, have an amazing shop called the Cochon Butcher near the Garden District. Most people go there for the house-made boudin (rice and pork sausages) and their gourmet sandwiches, but they also have a wide range of raw housemade meats and sausages (all made from […]

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