| Clear, 71 F (22 C)
| RSS | |



Arts · Politics · Crime
· Sports · Food ·
· Opinion · NOLA ·


Defender Picks



March 29th

Stella Shouting Contest

Jackson Square, 4:15p.m.

Bring your best Stanley for the TWF finale


Sparklehorse Grill

Carrollton Station, 3p.m.

Herbsaint staffers pop-up


Micah McKee & Little Maker

Circle Bar, 5-9p.m.

Free music for happy hour


Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Take a holiday with this gal's swingin' pipes


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

Hot brass from locals

12-Year-Old Girl Missing on West Bank

Updated 3.25.15, 9:46p.m.

Acording to reports from family friends, George returned home today.

A 12-year-old girl is missing on the West Bank. After noting some red flags, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are reaching out to citizens to help in their search for the lost kid.

Reveal Deal

French Quarter Fest Schedule Released

Festival season is knocking at the door. Today, the French Quarter Festival unveiled their 2015 schedule. Hundreds of performances over four days include local favorites like Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Raw Oyster Cult, and Amanda Shaw.

The Height of Write

Tennessee Williams Fest Previewed

The Tennessee Williams Festival is growing to be as large as its namesake’s legacy. On Thursday (3.26), New Orleans will be treated to a dense schedule of literary events, theatre, and talks.

Deep Note: Woodward to Speak at Loyola Commencement

Loyola’s commencement is getting a little bigger. Maybe, the hungry local university is just following the money. Legendary journalist Bob Woodward will deliver the address at the May 9 ceremony already packed with notable names.

Today in NOLA: 3.23.15

Mondays offer a new start following the often hectic weekend, but each Monday also brings familiarity. A multitude of regular weekly shows kick off tonight. Plus, North Carolina hip-hop artist J. Cole is topping the bill at the House of Blues. Al Copeland, father of Popeye's Chicken and local character remembered for his restaurants, as well as his over the top Christmas light displays at his home in Metairie, passed away on this day in 2008 from Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Now, more details on this mellow Monday. 

One Month Out, City Scrambles to Implement Smoking Ban

The smoking ban will kick in on April 22, one month from today. Harrah’s is still lobbying for an exemption, Councilmember Nadine Ramsey is still lobbying for an exemption, and there is still talk of changing the restrictions on smoking near a business entrance. However, the City is moving ahead with a PR campaign to push the program.

Today in NOLA: 3.22.15

Today, Sal Perricone is reading a novel instead of online comments. Micah McKee is keeping it lively at Circle Bar and Tip's is hosting a fais do-do. On this day in 1967, local businessman Clay Shaw was indicted for conspiracy in relation to the attempted assassination of J.F.K.. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Depression Impression

Cripple Creek Introduces New Series Exploring WPA

Over the next few months, NoDef will partner with Cripple Creek Theatre to feature a series of articles about the history and legacy of the WPA in New Orleans. CCT cofounder introduces the project.

Cripple Creek Theatre Company’s Civilian Theatre Project intends to integrate theatre into the civic fabric of our city by exploring the works and legacy of the Federal Theatre Project. During the Great Depression, the federal government set about putting a large swath of Americans to work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The Federal Theatre Project was the WPA’s attempt to put over 15,000 theatrical professionals to work plying their trade.

'Jazz It or Get the Axe'

Today, March 19, marks a notable anniversary for both New Orleans jazz fans and macabre mavens. In 1919, a serial killer known as the Axeman threatened to kill any New Orleanian who was not enjoying a “jazz band in full swing” on the 19th.

Finding Mardi Gras Indians on St. Joseph's Night

From Big Chief Bo Dollis we learned that every year around Carnival time Mardi Gras Indians make a new suit. Those suits are only worn three times, Fat Tuesday, Super Sunday, and today, St. Joseph’s Day evening. Mardi Gras Indian culture is secretive. Likewise, the routes tonight are not recorded in any official list, but NoDef has some suggestions about where to find some Big Chiefs and their tribes.

Syndicate content
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
Mardi Gras Zone
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter


Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn


Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond


Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.


B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock