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Jazz funerals in the time of do-not-gather

The Brass-A-Holics offer this fantastic rendition of "I'll Fly Away" to help comfort those who can not give their loved ones a proper jazz funeral.

I have been in love with jazz funerals since I was a teen. I only recently learned there are also jazz weddings. Should I ever remarry this will make things ...

This New Orleans convenience store has a great Instagram account

From Rob Walker's excellent Art of Noticing newsletter, this recommendation to subscribe to the Instagram feed of a convenience store in New Orleans called Hank's Market:

This NYT writeup on bodegas “going viral on TikTok” reminded me of a current favorite Instagram account. Hank’s is a convenience store on St. Claude, in the Upper ...

New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack

New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its computers after a cyber security event, the latest in a string of city and state governments to be attacked by hackers. Suspicious activity was spotted around 5 a.m. Friday morning. By 8 a.m., there was an uptick in that activity, which included evidence of ...

After Katrina, neoliberals replaced New Orleans’ schools with charters, which are now failing

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.

While these schools showed some initial promise, the overall performance of these schools has been in free fall for some time, ...

Eating your way through NOLA Homer Simpsons’ style

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 ...

This real-life recreation of ‘The Simpsons’ New Orleans food tour is pure perfection

08.29.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

In a year full of remakes, this may be the best one yet. Designer and illustrator Katrin von Niederhäusern has made an impeccable, frame-by-frame, real-life recreation of Homer’s New Orleans food binge from The Simpsons “Lisa Get... ...

Through crowdsourcing, Cerberus Interactive wants to take location based gaming to the masses

Sami Khan began his work in the startup world by marketing mobile-based investment services like Acorns. Now the marketer who helped grow that business to a nearly $1 billion valuation is turning his attention to location based gaming in the hopes that he can take on leading contender, Niantic, with a faster, more flexible, and ...

New Orleans music legend Art Neville has died.

New Orleans music and cultural legend Art Neville, who co-founded the Meters and Neville Brothers, has died. He was 81 years old.

“Poppa Funk,” as he was known, shaped the sound of New Orleans for half a century, reports nola.com's Keith Spera. “In the latest blow for a New Orleans music community that had ...

Mysterious New Orleans “anti-crime” camera emblazoned with NOPD logos outside surveillance contractor’s house is disavowed by NOPD

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.

One such camera was wired into a public light pole outside 6119 Vicksburg. It looked like other Real-Time Crime Monitoring Center-connected cameras, and was emblazoned ...