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Know Your NOLA: The Elephant Collective Is Making Unforgettable, Impermanent Art

By Alex Galbraith | July 26, 2018

Mid-City’s collectivized makerspace is allowing its artists to dream big.

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Public Invited To Discuss Future Of Charity Hospital

By Alex Galbraith | July 25, 2018

The future of Charity Hospital will be discussed at two public meetings, the first of which is July 25.

Car crashes into Muck Rock’s mural of Big Freedia’s late brother

By Kiri Walton | July 22, 2018

The Muck Rock-created mural of Big Freedia’s late brother, Adam Ross, has been destroyed. Fans are already offering to send money for the creation of a new one.

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New Orleanians are crafty AF when ‘fixing’ pothole problems

By Kristina Lucarelli | July 18, 2018

We, New Orleanians are always creative, and we always know how to have a good time, even when it comes to our neighborhood craters.

The Influencer Lounge is what we didn’t know New Orleans needed

By Kiri Walton | July 11, 2018

The influencer Lounge was the place where people who are making New Orleans great converged during Essence weekend.

Some of our favorite moments from Essence Fest 2018

By Blayre Pichon | July 9, 2018

Essence Fest has ended, but we already have fond memories of that Essence Fest from all the way back in well, 24 hours ago. This year was one of the largest in the 24-year history of Essence Festival, attracting more than 510,000 attendees. Every single night of the Essence Fest nightly concerts was sold out, […]

2018 Essence Fest nightly concerts sold out online

By Kiri Walton | July 7, 2018

Tickets may still be available online through ticket-selling sites like Stub Hub.

Giving Back: Essence Fest Day of Service Helps Beautify Ashé Cultural Arts Center

By Alex Galbraith | July 5, 2018

MIC-AMPED campers cleaned up the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in Central City as part of Essence Fest

Best Bets for the week of July 2: Essence Fest, Black Girl Giggles & More

By Kiri Walton | July 2, 2018

The 4th of July weekend is always packed with events happening around town, many of which are related to the city’s biggest event outside of Mardi Gras, the Essence Festival. Essence Festival The Essence Festival is a celebration of black women, who drive pop culture, fashion, elections, and it also brings in more revenue to […]

The Legacy of Oretha Castle Haley, the namesake of Central City’s Main Street

By Kiri Walton | June 26, 2018

“We try to make sure her legacy and the work she did doesn’t get erased,” said Blair Haley about his grandmother, Oretha Castle Haley.