New Orleans has set ambitious goals for minimizing litter and diverting half of all waste from landfills by 2030. But is this possible for New Orleans to achieve?
Table of Contents
- CUTTING THROUGH WHITE NOISE: Councilman Gregory Carroll on Taking a Stand Against the Nike Ban
- VINSANTOS In Profile
- BEARDS, FLIP-FLOPS AND BURP CLOTHS: Stay-at-Home Dads in the Big Easy
- “What Does Patriotism Mean to You?”
- Her Platform
- The New Orleans Saints and Their Fans Tackle The NFL-National Anthem Controversy From Many Sides
- The Caucus That Said It All
- Mental Illness in the New Orleans Black Community
- A Red State?
- Women Owned and Operated Businesses: Critical to New Orleans
- It’s Not Easy Being Green
- That Familiar Beat
- The (Louisiana) Wage Gap
- Wesley Nance: A Heart Of Gold And The Voice Of An Angel
- Warming Climate, Stronger Hurricanes
- Truth, Technology, and Fun: New Orleans’s Public Libraries
- Midsummer Mardi Gras 2018: A Krewe Of Oak Utopia
- Portrait of an Artist, Portrait of a Human.
- Marijuana Reform in Colorado; an Example for Louisiana?
The beauty of New Orleans’ music venues is that they aren’t concerts. Musicians don’t rely on lights or multi-million dollar sound equipment or stagehands to help them perform at their best. The singers, guitar players, piano soloists, and drummers hit all the right notes because they are enjoying the intimate proximity of patrons who love the feeling of being involved with the music.
The gender wage gap still exists. The trouble with addressing it is how big of a gap there is, and how to measure it. Writing and research for this article have proven difficult because the answers all depend on who you ask.
I walk into the Maple Leaf Bar to meet a charming young man named Wesley Nance, an aspiring singer with an incredible amount of promise. I find him sipping a cup of red wine through a straw, which makes sense to me; nobody wants dark red or purple lips. He greets me with a warm hug and we proceed to the courtyard to discuss his singing and his life in general.
Katrina. The name itself still has power. The mention of this storm brings back a complex slew of memories—both horrific and transformative. Because of this, we as a city have a unique, ingrained respect for the power of hurricanes. So sit down—with global temperature increases, hurricanes will be getting worse, much worse.
My interest in libraries dimmed with time. They were a place for me to grab some books and return them (often with steep fines). With Netflix, Spotify and Amazon, especially its Kindle Unlimited service available to me, libraries seemed to be obsolete. And like any self-centered person, I assumed if they were obsolete for me, they would soon be obsolete for everyone else as well. The reality is otherwise, and for me, quite surprising.
A night out on Oak Street.
I dislike being called an artist… Or even worse, a photographer. When I’m asked why I shutter at the label I generally say, “I dunno.” But I suppose here’s why- I’m not. Not anymore so than you are anyway. I mean, we all are, right?
In Colorado, money put in the “Marijuana Tax Cash Fund” is going towards low income housing plans, mental health support for incarcerated individuals, and health plans in schools. These accumulated funds are going towards incredibly worthwhile programs; many of which New Orleans desperately needs.