I Started My High School Diary the Week Katrina Hit New Orleans

I was 16 years old, a senior in high school, when Katrina devastated New Orleans. Like most teens my age, my biggest concern was what I was wearing to the weekend football game, or who was going to be my prom date. Who knew that when I left my home Saturday afternoon for what I considered a pretty standard hurricane… »8/29/15 1:30pm8/29/15 1:30pm


10 Years After Katrina: An Illustrated Unhappy Ending

Ashana Bigard was born in New Orleans, went to school in New Orleans, and had her children in New Orleans. Just before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, she worked at an organization called Agenda for Children, where she was a parent coordinator and all-around community activist. She wasn’t making a lot of money, but she… »8/27/15 10:45am8/27/15 10:45am

Chicago Tribune Op-Ed Wishes for a Katrina-Like Storm to 'Reset' the City

Hurrican Katrina killed more than 1,833 people during the storm and in the subsequent flooding, displaced nearly half a million more, caused billions in damage, and left traumatic effects that linger on New Orleans and portions of the Gulf Coast to this day, 10 years later. Do we need to say this next thing? “Don’t… »8/14/15 10:00am8/14/15 10:00am

Would You Smash?: Aunties Reveal Who'd Get The Panties At Essence Fest

Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is a destination for women of color on Fourth of July weekend. This year, headliners included Frankie Beverly and Maze as well as Charlie Wilson. Both are the hotties of their generation. Jezebel investigated which vintage bae still riles up their fans and asked the black auntie… »7/05/15 2:30pm7/05/15 2:30pm

Robert Durst Indicted in New Orleans on Gun and Drug Charges

Jinx star and person doing a very good impression of someone extremely guilty Robert Durst has been indicted in New Orleans on charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance. Durst, who will appear in court this morning to be… »4/09/15 11:30am4/09/15 11:30am

Durst Denied Bail, Also Eyed In 1971 Case of Missing Vermont Teen

The long arm of the law is finally drawing Scooby Doo villain Robert Durst into its halfhearted embrace: a New Orleans judge denied Durst bail on Monday, ruling that he's a flight risk. Prosecutors said that when Durst was arrested in New Orleans on March 14, they found a .38-caliber revolver, a latex mask, and a map… »3/24/15 9:50am3/24/15 9:50am

Jamie Lynn Spears Is the Celebrity Monarch for Krewe of Mardi Paws

Jamie Lynn Spears, who we last saw being a hero when she broke up a fight at a Pita Pit by calmly threatening a whole group of brawling dudes with a knife, will be the celebrity monarch at this year's Krewe of Mardi Paws parade. Ideally, this will be the first of many honors for the far superior Spears sister. »2/02/15 7:00pm2/02/15 7:00pm

Accused Rapist Cab Driver Wants You to Know He's a Stand-Up Guy

A week or so ago, New Orleans cab driver Sohail Khan allegedly raped a female passenger after she fell asleep in the back of his cab. But then—plot twist!—just two days later he totally did a guy a solid by returning his lost wallet! Sooo...he's pretty much breaking even, right? Sohail Khan, PR wizard, seems to… »5/13/13 11:30am5/13/13 11:30am

New Orleans Pastor Sues the City for His Right to Shout Gay Slurs on Bourbon Street

If you've ever been on Bourbon Street in New Orleans during a big festival, after the Sugar Bowl, during Mardi Gras, or just some Tuesday night when, for like no reason, the street is packed with wandering-eyed couples from Missouri, you've seen the inevitable cluster of Christians huddling around a tall cross and… »9/20/12 11:55pm9/20/12 11:55pm