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NOLA Lore: The Unknown Communities of New Orleans

The Grunch, Pukwudgies, and Pookas



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the legends of the Grunch people, and their outcast ancestors the Pukwudgies and the Pookas.


Horoscopes for Week of May 15th



How do you want this summer to look for you? What are you determined to accomplish? What ideas have been percolating in your head for too long? This is the week to manifest your best summer ever. As you craft your plans, keep this truth in mind—you are a creative being worthy of love and support. People may have their opinions and their side eye, but focus on what you can control (hint: just you) and shake off any insecurities that may come as you map your summer out.


NOLA Lore: Jean Lafitte, the Pirate of New Orleans



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the swashbuckling adventures of Jean Lafitte. 


Havilah Malone's Top 10 Tips for Success


Earlier this week, NoDef spoke with Havilah Malone, best-selling author, public speaker, and media entrepreneur. Her latest project, a children's book adaptation of Napoleon Hill's iconic 1937 book Think and Grow Rich, is titled The Amazing Adventures of Oliver Hill. During the conversation, Malone kindly shared her top ten pieces of advice for personal & professional development. Read on for her wise words.


Horoscopes for Week of May 8th



This week reminds us to take our cues from mother nature and bloom. Yes, there’s sooooo much to do /learn/unlearn/process etc. and, sometimes, we just need to let loose and have a laugh. 
 
Can you find the balance between ‘doing the work’ and finding something to celebrate everyday? The world may feel like it’s falling apart, but what still gets you excited? What allows you to breathe a sigh of relief?
 
Sun bathe and be merry. The work you need to do will get done when it is supposed to.

 


Life and Legacy of Drew Rodrigue To Be Honored at 7th Annual Crawfish & Beer Fest


New Orleanians will raise pint glasses or crawfish tails to honor local football coach Drew Rodrigue and all people affected by Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the Drew Rodrigue Foundation (DRF) announced on Tuesday. The seventh annual Bugs & Brew for Drew Crawfish Cook-Off and Beer Festival will take place on May 20th on Fulton Street, and will benefit the late Drew Rodrigue’s namesake non-profit.


Study: Louisiana Is the Worst Place to Be a Cop in the U.S.


National Police Week kicks off on Sunday (5.14) for a seven-day nationwide celebration of law enforcement, but the NOPD might not be feeling so happy to protect and serve. According to a new study released today, Louisiana is the worst place to be a cop in the country. 


NOLA Lore: The Axeman



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the jazz-loving, ax-wielding killer who struck fear in New Orleans almost a century ago. 


Astro Forecast (May 2017)


One of Earth Odyssey's resident psychic readers Nancy shares the May astrology forecast for planetarily-minded New Orleanians. Read on below to learn what's in the stars this month. 


NOLA Lore: A Real American Horror Story



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the horrors perpetrated by a society woman in the French Quarter, Madame Delphine LaLaurie.


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Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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