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Aug 30
Wayne Fuselier finds his cat hiding under the bed after having to evacuate his home due to rising flood waters in the Indigo Lakes subdivision in LaPlace Thursday, August 30, 2012. (BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Wayne Fuselier finds his cat hiding under the bed after having to evacuate his home due to rising flood waters in the Indigo Lakes subdivision in LaPlace Thursday, August 30, 2012. (BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)


Leslie and Keith Robertson walk through flood water after checking their home in LaPlace Thursday, August 30, 2012. (BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE) Gallery link

The Times-Picayune photographers are doing some really great work in the outer parishes.

Leslie and Keith Robertson walk through flood water after checking their home in LaPlace Thursday, August 30, 2012. (BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE) Gallery link

The Times-Picayune photographers are doing some really great work in the outer parishes.


Sherry Henson tries to pull a cow out of the water that is stuck in the debris field from Hurricane Isaac in Plaquemines Parish Thursday, August 30, 2012 (DAVID GRUNFELD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Sherry Henson tries to pull a cow out of the water that is stuck in the debris field from Hurricane Isaac in Plaquemines Parish Thursday, August 30, 2012 (DAVID GRUNFELD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)


Jun 1
A giant sign at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas, urging Saints owner Tom Benson to sign quarterback Drew Brees’s revised contract. (Diya Chacko/ NOLA.com)

A giant sign at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas, urging Saints owner Tom Benson to sign quarterback Drew Brees’s revised contract. (Diya Chacko/ NOLA.com)


Q&A with bounce MC Big Freedia

Freddie 'Big Freedia' Ross performs Thursday at 10 p.m. at epublic for Bounce XV with Nicky da B, DJ Jubilee, Sissy Nobby and more.

 Q: You’ve spent most of the past year on the road. What’s your favorite thing about touring?

A: Bringing the New Orleans party all over the world and showing them how we rock down here – that’s the best thing about it.

Read the rest!


May 7
wnyc:

motherjones:

Kate Sheppard reports:

It’s been two years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster unleashed 4.9 million barrels of oil on the Gulf of Mexico. In the midst of the disaster, BP and its contractors did everything they could to keep people from seeing the scale of the disaster. But new photos released Monday offer some new insight to just how grim the Gulf became for sea life.

You can see the rest here. (Warning: soul-crushingly sad.)

Confirmed: Soul-crushing. —A.P.

wnyc:

motherjones:

Kate Sheppard reports:

It’s been two years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster unleashed 4.9 million barrels of oil on the Gulf of Mexico. In the midst of the disaster, BP and its contractors did everything they could to keep people from seeing the scale of the disaster. But new photos released Monday offer some new insight to just how grim the Gulf became for sea life.

You can see the rest here. (Warning: soul-crushingly sad.)

Confirmed: Soul-crushing. —A.P.

(via discoverynews)


May 4
Florence and the Machine were amazing at Jazz Fest Friday!
Photo by Keith Marszalek, NOLA.com

Florence and the Machine were amazing at Jazz Fest Friday!

Photo by Keith Marszalek, NOLA.com


Erika Lowman of New Orleans dances with a hula hoop to the music of Big All Carson & the Blues Master Friday, May 4, 2012 during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
(SUSAN POAG / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Erika Lowman of New Orleans dances with a hula hoop to the music of Big All Carson & the Blues Master Friday, May 4, 2012 during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

(SUSAN POAG / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)


May 3

congressarchives:

This week marks the bicentennial celebration of the statehood of Louisiana. Among the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate at the Center for Legislative Archives are many documents that illustrate the important role Congress plays in the creation of states. For Louisiana the road to statehood was relatively short; it became a state less than 10 years after being acquired from the French Government under provisions of the Louisiana Purchase. Visit our featured documents page for selection of congressional records that document Louisiana’s journey to become the 18th state in the Union.  

Proclamation of Governor William Claiborne, 12/20/1803, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives 

President Jefferson’s nomination of William Claiborne, 11/30/1804, Records of the U.S. Senate

The Constitution of the State of Louisiana, 1/22/1812, Records of the U.S. Senate

HR 88, 3/20/1812, Records of the U.S. Senate

(via todaysdocument)


Apr 27
The Revivalists at New Orleans Jazz Fest!  Photo by Keith Marszalek, NOLA.com

The Revivalists at New Orleans Jazz Fest!  Photo by Keith Marszalek, NOLA.com


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