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!
A big part of my life is pitching stories to magazines, newspapers and online publications. Here's one I sent out today about a piece I really want to write. I'm hoping I found a home for it, but if you think of a spot that might be interested in having me write a story on… Continue reading A Debate Over Housing and the Future of the Bywater
I'm not a fan of networking. I'm probably an extrovert, but we're all some sort of introvert-extrovert balance, I think, and going someplace in which I'm not sure I know someone can be a major anxiety-inducing ordeal. Case in point was a wedding I went to this weekend. I know the groom -- we used… Continue reading Using Dinner for “Brain Gain” Instead of “Brain Drain.”
Two things have got me thinking more about the way we use our streets lately. One is I've been working on a piece for The Advocate about the three-month bike infrastructure demonstration project going on in the CBD and French Quarter. The other is a recent trip to Charlotte in which I encountered an app-based… Continue reading Thinking About New Orleans’ Streets: Part 1
I'm a big fan of theater, so this article was a lot of fun to research. Seeing plays was one of my favorite things to do when I lived in New York City (it felt like there were hundreds of options every night). While there aren't limitless works going on here in New Orleans, there's… Continue reading Tons of Great Theater This Season in New Orleans!
Inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a steady din turned into a full-throated roar as the excitement of tens of thousands of Who Dats echoed against concrete and steel. A familiar rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” gave way to the driving drums and piercing brass of the Ying Yang Twins’ anthem. It was only… Continue reading The Time I Ate Everything at the Superdome