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Where to Find Relics from New Orleans’ 1984 World’s Fair

By Matt Haines / November 22, 2021

The 1984 World’s Fair provided cherished memories for a generation of New Orleanians, but it also helped transform our city.

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Saturday is National Tattoo Day – here’s where you can get some fresh ink 💉

By Matt Haines / July 16, 2021

Maybe you’re ready to get your first tattoo and you don’t know where to go. Maybe you’re ready to add to your collection. Here’s a list (and pics) from some of the best shops in town.

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Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

By Matt Haines / July 1, 2021

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

👀 NOLA Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City

By Matt Haines / June 25, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

New Orleans Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City If You Know Where to Look

By Matt Haines / June 14, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

This NOLA-Created Doggie Dating App Proves That Romance Isn’t Just for the Dogs

By Matt Haines / June 9, 2021

After a breakup, two sisters created an app proving man’s (or woman’s) best friend can also be your best wingman.

Top 5-04: Top 5 Spots to Enjoy an Outdoor Drink in New Orleans

By Matt Haines / June 7, 2021

There’s no way to know when the first New Orleanians sipped her or his beverage of choice in the fresh air, but courtyards have been a recognizable element of what is now the French Quarter since the late-1700s. Here’s our list of where you can get an adult brew with a view.

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Stories of the New Orleans mafia as told by Cajun gangster Frenchy Brouillette

By Matt Haines / May 5, 2021

#ReadDat: ‘Mr. New Orleans’ tells the story of a grittier city through the eyes of the mafia

Top 5-04: Who’s Got the Best Pizza in the New Orleans Area?

By Matt Haines / April 16, 2021

I ate pizza from 35 different local businesses in a single week (should I be ashamed of myself?), plus dozens of other spots over the past years.

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Top 5-04: The five most influential women in New Orleans history

By Matt Haines / April 15, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. To honor that, I wanted to spend some time contemplating who were the five most influential women in New Orleans history. I thought this would be a relatively easy task, but it turns out there are far more than five women who have shaped our city.