French Quarter

Politics
Police say a personal feud sparked the attack following the annual Bayou Classic football game near the French Quarter over Thanksgiving weekend.
U.S. News
“What happened in our city overnight was a cowardly and senseless act that we cannot and will not tolerate,” the police superintendent said.
Travel
Prepare for an adventure, but leave your passport at home.
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Food & Drink
Can you share any tips on finding great food in the city? Any hidden gems? Perhaps a Lebanese butcher, a Cajun spice market
Food & Drink
When I'm at home I like to cook for friends - so I really like to do boils in the backyard! This usually involves freshly
Impact
We first heard of Sidney Torres and the French Quarter Task Force when he started to get some press early this summer. We were drawn to it for the same reasons a lot of people were probably writing about it: it sounded completely insane. A rich trash mogul in New Orleans is playing Bruce Wayne, running a private crime-fighting detail in the streets of the French Quarter? Really??
Impact
On Tulane University's Campus, the Amistad Research Center held an open house featuring their latest exhibit of African American
Travel
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to the original French Quarter Café Du Monde for beignets and coffee au lait. This quintessential New Orleans experience is well worth the wait if there is a line, well worth being covered in powdered sugar when you leave.
Travel
The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in June designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana's first World Heritage site.
Post 50
Beyoncé and I share a birthday. On September 4, one of us will be 50 years old. By reading that sentence out loud, it marks the first time I acknowledge what I've been silently obsessing about for the better part of a year. I'm actually turning 50. In countless ways, that fact seems impossible to me.
Travel
Of course, no trip to New Orleans would be complete without participating in a boil, so McCarthy headed to Le Bon Temps Roulez
Entertainment
Most cities celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in the usual way: a parade, green beer, and the belief that everyone can enjoy the privilege of being Irish for one day. But here in New Orleans, we don't just have a parade: we have four parades!
Entertainment
Every year I play a little game with myself on Mardi Gras. I dare myself to last ten minutes on Bourbon Street. Just ten minutes...
Entertainment
Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.
Travel
Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit -- from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks.
Culture & Arts
Just before the holidays, word got out among musicians that the city council was voting on a new noise ordinance. This ordinance would severely limit the amount of sound a band could make while performing on the streets or in a club.
Travel
I think it's fair to say that among the top reasons people visit New Orleans, setting aside food, booze and certain anatomical parts of women that also begin with B, is our music. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and blues, and our heritage as a music city is strong.
Travel
Each place we travel to have different levels of resonance -- embraceable at different stages of life, unique to each individual, and in our own turn. What place has resonated with you recently?
Travel
Winter brings cool and comfortable temperatures to New Orleans so you can bask in the courtyard at the Gentry House Bed and