I know a kindred spirit when I see one and New Orleans-based bon vivant Sam Malvaney is definitely "one of us," a true kitsch lovin' collector. Take a walk with Sam –who's dressed in a leopard-print tuxedo jacket, no less– as he gives a virtual tour of his enviable French Quarter home, aka the "Museum of Bad Taste."
After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was shock doctrined through a massive, neoliberal transformation, the centerpiece of which was a replacement of the public school system with a system entirely made up of charter schools. READ THE REST
This is a lot of fun. Katrin and Janine, a couple of Swiss gals, recreated the sequences where Homer Simpson eats his way through New Orleans. It even impressed the animators of The Simpsons. Eric Koenig: "Hey! Just wanted you to know, we here at The Simpsons Animation Studio saw your video and were blow… READ THE REST
New Orleans is festooned with police cameras, the legacy of a secret partnership with the surveillance contractor Palantir, which used New Orleans as a covert laboratory for predictive policing products. READ THE REST
We all have visions of cooking cool, elaborate meals. Unfortunately, those visions often die after we absolutely butcher a few. We've all been there. Overcooked steaks. Undercooked poultry. A main course sits because we totally mistimed a side. There are any number of ways to well and truly murder a well-intentioned meal. Hestan Cue and… READ THE REST
Mixology sounds like a science because it is…sort of. Oh sure, there's a lot of knowledge and skill that goes into conjuring up just the right balance for making a mixed drink really pop. But part of it really is just an exacting science of combining compounds and properly integrating flavors to make an absolutely… READ THE REST
If your summer found you sweltering somewhere, from your house to your garage to your RV to a tent in the forest, now's the time to start considering your plan for next year. Baking in some tiny unventilated space is no way to spend your time, even during a pandemic. Air conditioning units don't have… READ THE REST