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 9:50am Tuesday 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 7:00pm 2/02/15 7:00pm

Concerned Parent Wants to Hire 'Cool Black Kids' For Bullied Son

A bullied child is every parent's worst nightmare, and when school meetings and disciplinary action is not enough, what's a concerned mother or father to do? Thank god there's Craigslist where, for the kingly sum of $15 an hour, anyone can find some "cool black kids" to meet their son at the 7/11. » 10/21/14 7:45pm 10/21/14 7:45pm

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 11:30am 5/13/13 11:30am

Super Bowl Parasols for the Promenading Football Fan

Diamond Miles, of New Orleans, walks through the French Quarter selling Super Bowl themed parasols which she and her cousin made for football fans, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. The city will host NFL football's Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. (AP… » 2/03/13 5:45pm 2/03/13 5:45pm

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

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 11:55pm 9/20/12 11:55pm

A Brief New Orleans Photojournal of the Impending Hurricane

Ever wonder what it's like to be in the middle of New Orleans when a serious tropical weather event is bearing down it? Well, thanks to our unofficial Hurricane Isaac correspondent Lydia Mulero (who's decided to ride out the storm and send us some pretty pictures), you can get up close with the brave Michael Phelps… » 8/28/12 11:15pm 8/28/12 11:15pm

Channing Tatum Is Opening a New Orleansy-Sounding New Orleans Bar in…

Have you ever been to New Orleans? You can drink on the street there — it's magical. But you won't want to drink on the street for the sheer American novelty of it all after you plan your next trip to the Crescent City because Channing Tatum will soon be opening a bar on Bourbon Street where rumor has it (I'm starting… » 3/11/12 3:30pm 3/11/12 3:30pm

New Orleans Woman Hopes to Pray the Crime Away

A 76-year-old New Orleans woman named Millie Campbell has embarked on a quixotic mission to "pray the crime away" in a city whose murder rate is 10 times the national average. Campbell and her fellow prayer vigilante Betty drive around the most dangerous New Orleans neighborhoods, blessing the streets by waving their… » 3/04/12 3:30pm 3/04/12 3:30pm

Tulane University Students Invoke “Widespread Rape” in Calling for…

Students at Tulane University say the uptown New Orleans neighborhood that cradles their campus has become so treacherous a gauntlet of violent crime that they're afraid to travel to and from school and are calling on university president Scott Cowen to devote more resources to ensuring their off-campus safety. Some,… » 1/28/12 1:35pm 1/28/12 1:35pm