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Kate Taylor

For Katherine Taylor becoming a writer was prophesied by her maternal grandmother who said she had too grand a name to be anything else. Kate has been published by StarTrek.com, Bright Wall Dark Room, and Bold Culture. She is currently working on a series of short stories and essays.

The Meeting of Baroness, Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, and the Nightingale, Jenny Lind

By Kate Taylor / May 4, 2022

These two women were able to meet only because of their equally extraordinary talents and their will to survive even the harshest circumstances.

In 1890, A New Orleans Police Chief Was Gunned Down by the Mafia

By Kate Taylor / April 27, 2022

In 1890, New Orleans Chief of Police David Hennessy Jr. was assassinated while walking home on Basin Street. The son of a police officer, his story is marred by politics, crime and the mob.

Guide to late night food in NOLA // Where to eat after 10pm

By Kate Taylor / April 6, 2022

While everyone is familiar with Clover Grill, the 24/7 diner that uses hubcaps to cook the hamburgers, there’s certainly more to the late-night eats scene than that. Here are a few of the spots night owls can get their grub on in the Crescent City regardless of neighborhood or craving.

How a Failed Canal Project Created Nola’s Neutral Grounds

By Kate Taylor / March 31, 2022

Nearly 200 years later, New Orleans’ neutral grounds are no longer the battleground the original Canal Street was. Now they play host to the battle for Mardi Gras throws instead.

How an English Actor Brought Light to New Orleans

By Kate Taylor / January 26, 2022

While the days of gas streetlights are mostly a thing of the past, the mark James H. Caldwell made on New Orleans by creating her first gas light company has never faded.

Ain’t Dere No More: Canal Street’s Dime a Dozen store

By Kate Taylor / January 19, 2022

In 1884, Robinson’s Mammoth Dime Museum and Theatre opened on Canal Street, housing novelties and variety acts daily for a thin dime.

Gov. Esteban Miró: The Man who Remade New Orleans

By Kate Taylor / January 19, 2022

Esteban Miro, the longest serving governor of the Louisiana colony, implemented numerous policies during his tenure to make New Orleans a thriving port city.

How Genre-Defying Musician Gram Parsons Came to be Buried in Metairie

By Kate Taylor / December 13, 2021

Gram Parsons was a singer/songwriter coming to fame in the 1950s and 60s, credited with creating alt-country and combining country western music with rock & roll. An overdose, a stolen body and two lawsuits later, Parsons was finally laid to rest in Metairie.

Three Must Follow NOLA Job Boards

By Kate Taylor / October 22, 2021

Jobs can be hard to find in a world still in the ravages of a pandemic. We looked at three local job boards to help in your search.

Nazis, Intimidation, and Espionage: How a St. Charles Mansion Became Part of a WWII Conspiracy

By Kate Taylor / August 5, 2021

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood summer blockbuster — a vast campaign of espionage and propaganda taking place on U.S. soil that must be stopped before the fabric of America unravels. But this story isn’t fiction. Carried out from a stately St. Charles mansion, Baron Edgar von Spiegel, German Consul to New Orleans, undertook his campaign of intimidation, espionage, and misinformation.