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Mardi Gras

We asked three people to eat 27 king cakes. Watch what happens.

By Mary Staes | February 22, 2019

Well, we asked three judges to try 27 different king cakes. It took three hours, and a lot of water.

Despite fire, Rex Krewe says they’ll continue to stop at historic St. Charles mansion for toast

By Mary Staes | February 21, 2019

Firefighters were seen Thursday trying to save some of the artwork inside the building.

Here’s where Rex, Zulu parades stop, and why

By Mary Staes | February 21, 2019

Ever sit on the parade route on Mardi Gras Day and wonder what’s taking the parade so long?

Weekend Picks: Let the Carnival marathon begin!

By Mary Staes | February 20, 2019

It’s time to start the marathon.

Historic St. Charles Avenue mansion, Carnival icon, lost in blaze

By Clint Durrett | February 20, 2019

A Victorian-style home and Carnival icon along historic St. Charles Avenue was destroyed in a multi-alarm fire Wednesday morning.

Teeny, tiny ‘tit Rex rolls through the Marigny with mini, micro floats and ‘A Modicum of Decency’

By Matthew Hinton | February 18, 2019

Size doesn’t matter.

Weekend Picks: Smaller equals raunchier, as far as parades go

By Mary Staes | February 14, 2019

Smaller doesn’t necessarily mean “more contained,” and if you go to this weekends parades in the French Quarter, you’ll see why.

Son of a Saint needs your old beads for a good cause

By Mary Staes | February 12, 2019

Dig those old beads out of your closet! It’s time to declutter for a good cause.

Now you can (legally) throw back the beads you don’t want, report says

By Mary Staes | February 11, 2019

Now you can get rid of those extra beads before they even get inside your house.

From Mid-City to Netflix: Locally made lashes create eye-catching looks

By Mary Staes | February 8, 2019

Chimera Lashes, made by hand locally by lash designer Ingrid Victoria, have been seen gracing the faces of everyone from Pussyfooters to numerous “RuPaul’s Drag Race“ alums.