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Irish House Ready for Bloomsday



To most, today, June 16, might just be another Tuesday. But for James Joyce fans around the world, June 16 marks the ever-important literary celebration, Bloomsday. In commemoration of the Irish writer’s novel Ulysses, The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.) will be hosting a reading of the epic story. Writers and literary enthusiasts from across the city will come out to narrate excerpts of the famously dense, Ulysess. 


New Orleans Named One of the Most Stressed Cities in America


Whether due to workplace deadlines, lovers quarrels, or an uncertain political climate, stress is unavoidable. A new study reveals that life in the Big Easy isn’t all that easy, with New Orleans ranked in the top 20 most stressed cities in the country. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing 150 American cities on key criteria related to work, financial, health, safety, and family stressors. 

 


NOLA Lore: The Makings of American Voodoo



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the origins of Voodoo in America.


Promotin’ the General Welfare

Summertime Blues



There is a point at which the brain shuts down upon hearing news of another murder, gunshot victim, kidnapping, carjacking, or drug overdose. It is necessary to block out the madness, the sadness, the grim prospects that stand in opposition to those principles which comprise the “good life” we cherish thanks to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 


NOLA Lore: The Rougarou

The Werewolf of the Bayou



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the Rougarou, the werewolves of France and Louisiana. 


Dad to the Bone

Perfect Gentlemen and Dignified Achievable Men & Women Second Line (Photos)



The annual Father’s Day second line was put on by The Perfect Gentlemen’s Social Aid & Pleasure Club along with The Dignified Achievable Men & Women Social & Pleasure Club (DAM). The paraders strut through Central City, stopping along the way for refreshments and “street-meat” straight-off-the-smokers that are resting on the backs of various pick-up trucks. The event featured TBC Brass Band, and started and ended at the historic Gladstone Bar & Lounge.


NOLA Lore: Zack and Addie

A Hurricane Katrina Murder Mystery



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 star-crossed lovers of the French Quarter, Zack and Addie. 


Second Line Alert: Perfect Gentlemen and Dignified Achievable Men & Women


Father's Day is time for all men to shine. In Central City, it also means it's time for the Perfect Gentlemen to step out for their annual parade. On Sunday afternoon, the club heads out to the streets, wishing all a Happy Father's Day. 

 


NOLA LORE: The Turk and The Massacre



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 haunted horrors of the Sultan Palace in the French Quarter. 


NOAA Predicts Above-Normal Hurricane Season


Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predict this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30, will see an “above-normal” amount of activity. 


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