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Pigeon Town: The Uncertain Neighborhood

Pigeon Town: The Uncertain Neighborhood

Thanks to New Orleans’s complicated history, settling patterns, and geographical layout, the city’s various neighborhoods are particularly distinct areas, often boasting their own architectural character, slang, and even accents. As a result, hyper-local pride runs deep here—which can feel ironic in a town where boundaries and labels are often fickle and fluid. (Is Uptown a real place or a relative term? Is the Bywater just a real estate invention? Why are some neighborhoods called by their Ward designations while others never mention theirs? What is the Warehouse District?) The “rules”...

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The 10% Forever Discount Lagniappe Coin

The 10% Forever Discount Lagniappe Coin

As a small brand we have built up a great following since 2005. We are always bewildered by the interest we get all over the world and the folks we meet in our shops from all corners. Many of you have been customers since we started, some of you are new dedicated customers buying from us over 10 times in the past few months. It is awesome and we love you for supporting us. We wanted to create something to share our appreciation and to have some fun. We have...

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Fats Domino: The Case for Domino Circle

Fats Domino: The Case for Domino Circle

“What they call and rock and roll now’s rhythm and blues I’ve been playing for fifteen years in New Orleans.” –Fats Domino Beloved by his home city, idolized by musicians as varied as Little Richard, Randy Newman, and the Beatles, and selected as an inaugural inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Fats Domino was one of the best-liked and most influential figures in 20th century popular music. His longtime partnership with bandleader Dave Bartholomew would yield dozens of hits, including “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” and...

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