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New Orleans celebrates a muted Mardi Gras — but the rituals remain
A look at how a city of excess celebrated its most well-known holiday during the pandemic.
The women pushing Cajun cooking forward
Food & Wine
I noticed the beginning of a trend for this Louisiana culture, and the women who are making it happen filled in the details.
As Trump twilights, Stormy Daniels is all of us
The end of the Trump presidency held particular meaning for one Louisiana woman: Stormy Daniels. I hopped on her tour bus and we chatted about the end of a truly weird era.
Is the pandemic capable of changing the restaurant industry for the better?
I explore how New Orleans' largest job sector could better serve the service industry.
As Hurricane Sally looms, the Gulf Coast braces itself yet again
The New York Times
In a record-breaking hurricane season, I contributed to The Times' breaking news reporting several times in 2020. This piece was reported with The New York Times' Rick Rojas.
A Gleefully Gluttonous Long Weekend in New Orleans
The Wall Street Journal (paywall)
If you have enough time (and energy), here's how I'd spend a long weekend in New Orleans.
The Saints have a new anthem. For Choppa, it's a whole new world
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
A New Orleans bounce artist's decades-old track was unexpectedly revived by Saints players during the 2018 season. I tagged along with him on what would turn out to be the Saints’ final win of that season and ended up at Drew Brees’ surprise 40th birthday party. (Note: This story was reported and written within 24 hours.)