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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.

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Hungry? Check out these hidden Algiers Point gems

By Beth D'Addono | July 26, 2021

Although it’s no French Quarter as far as the sheer volume of eats, Algiers has seen an uptick of cuisine choices in the past few years, with the opening of Plume, Cebu Lechon and (any minute now) Barracuda, and the neighborhood still feels ripe with potential.

Top 5-04: Where are the best cocktails in New Orleans?

By Marielle Songy | July 22, 2021

Because New Orleans is packed with amazing cocktail bars (and their signature drinks), we decided to make it a bit easier for you to narrow down some places you might want to check out, next time you feel like a night (or afternoon) out. For this Top 5-04 list, it’s all about the drinks and where to get them.

How to spend a Sunday stroll exploring Uptown New Orleans

By Kate Taylor | July 9, 2021

As we return to familiar places, remember to seek out new experiences too. Businesses are reopening and could use a boost. Combining the pleasure of venturing out with stopping into new places means it could be the perfect time to reinstate the tradition of a Sunday stroll. 

📜 How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

By Matthew Hinton | July 2, 2021

In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.

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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.

How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

By Matthew Hinton | June 25, 2021

In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.

Things we miss in New Orleans East

By Justin Joseph | June 22, 2021

Remember Jazzland? We take a look back at some of the forgotten sites in New Orleans East

Not your average daiquiri: the best frozen cocktails in New Orleans are made with local ingredients

By Beth D'Addono | June 21, 2021

Brain freeze may be the only surefire antidote to the swampy New Orleans heat. The best frozen cocktails aren’t the kind that are loaded with sugar and stain your lips cherry red or passion purple. We’re talking about slushy cocktails for grownups, powered by seasonal ingredients and good booze.