The first half of the day was normal enough. Worked on the Appalachian Trail book for a little bit, went for a jog, and conducted an interview for an article I'm writing about the *get ready* 2019 Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival. I taught at the after-school program for a bit, doled out some… Continue reading Welcome to the Latkepocalypse
Yesterday was the state funeral for George H.W. Bush, and -- while I watched -- I was also working on a piece for Very Local New Orleans about our 41st President's New Orleans connections. When I pitched the idea to my editor there, I assumed I could find some cool places he'd eaten or imbibed. … Continue reading George Bush I and Latkes II
Here's how it went down. I was biking home from the school at which I teach after-school storytelling, and my route -- very conveniently -- brings me by one of the latke spots I mentioned yesterday on the Hannukkah event list I wrote for a local website. This spot -- Marjie's Grill -- has an… Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Eat Latkes.
This weekend I put together a list of fun Hanukkah events going on in the city. I only had a couple of hours to put it together, but I learned a lot. There are some amazing potato latke options going on this week! A latke board at Saba, a rotating latke special each night at… Continue reading Hanukkah is Here! How to Spend Your 8 Crazy Nights in NOLA.
Rereading it, I think this title may have been misleading. If you're looking for a park in which thousands of infants are crawling around from end to end, like a dog park for tiny humans, then you may have come to the wrong place. The park is Crescent Park and, compared to other green spaces… Continue reading A Baby Park Gets Its First Statue
I'm still working on this housing article for The Gambit, and they've given me 2,000 words, which is the most I've ever gotten for a paid gig! The topic is so interesting -- and I'm learning so much -- that even 2,000 words isn't enough space. Good thing I have a blog to share some… Continue reading Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?
Sorry -- couldn't resist the Game of Thrones joke in the title. I've been listening to a 67-episode podcast series (one for each episode of the HBO show), and it's taking up way too much of my brain space. But, if you like the series and are excited for the upcoming final season (less than… Continue reading I Need Your Help in the Wars to Come…I mean in the Week Ahead.
I like Halloween. Mostly because I like going to parties with friends. Whether it be parades through Greenwich Village, or a karaoke bash at Finn McCool's, there's always a few events each Halloween at which I know I'll get a big night out with buddies. But I don't really feel the same way about the… Continue reading The Halloween I Almost Got The Shit Kicked Out of Me (and other spooky tales)
I went with three friends to see Aziz Ansari at Mahalia Jackson Theater on Friday night. A couple of quick things you should know about how I feel about Aziz before we get to the show: Master of None is probably my favorite television show. Certainly a Top 3. And it is the show that… Continue reading Aziz Ansari and Swastika Pepperoni
I just went to a play at Southern Rep Theatre, a theater company I highlighted here. First off -- the space is beautiful. Their new "forever home" is in an old 103-year old church on Bayou Road. The building is vibrant, but so is the neighborhood: men hanging out outside a barber shop; women hanging out… Continue reading The Play I Really Think You Should See This Weekend!