The Nola Files

Doing Good - Featuring the great organizations we have had the pleasure to work with, those of us helping New Orleans tackle it's many issues / Curious Tourist - Some common questions about the city we hear from visitors / Interviews - Our chance to talk to interesting follks in hte community / The Index - This is a rolling A-Z of topics that have shaped the city / The Dirt - Our own ramblings, experiences and opinions

Toya Boudy - Dirty Coast

Toya Boudy

Lower Magazine · Toya Boudy We spoke with Culinarian Toya Boudy about teaching a generation of artists and dreamers to lean into their talents and turn them into life skills Edible Ambiance R...

InterviewsMaurice Carlos Ruffin - Dirty Coast

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

We had a chance to sit down and talk to Maurice about his new book, his research approach and what he would do if he was mayor. Maurice Carlos Ruffin is a New Orleans native and is the autho...

Jessica Dandridge on the Claiborne Overpass - Dirty Coast

Jessica Dandridge on the Claiborne Overpass Reporting on the Claiborne Overpass Photo By Owen F. Murphy, Jr., The Historic New Orleans Collection, Gift Of Arts Council Of New Orleans [1996.93.47] Blake: In a report published in 2...

InterviewsJessica Dandridge - Dirty Coast

Jessica Dandridge

Jessica Dandridge works with the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans and is a New Orleans native. We wanted to speak with her about the challenges faced in Louisiana with coastal restoration...

InterviewsDesi Anderson - Dirty Coast

Desi Anderson

Desi Anderson has made it her career to master the art of gumbo. She travels the world sharing that dish and her Creole background with long tables of happy guests. She sat down for a chat with Bla...

InterviewsShawn Elle Montgomery - Dirty Coast

Shawn Elle Montgomery

Shawn Elle Montgomery is a digital maven and queen of all trades within the world of marketing and storytelling. Blake had a chance to talk with her about her roots in Marrero and how she built her...

Lee Dorsey - Dirty Coast

Lee Dorsey

When we think of New Orleans and its rich musical tapestry, certain names immediately spring to mind: Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Dr. John, and the Neville Brothers, to name a few. But buried am...

Archie Manning - Dirty Coast

Archie Manning

In the vast landscape of American football, many names have left indelible marks, but few families can rival the influence and legacy of the Mannings. At the helm of this football dynasty stands A...

Pistol Pete - Dirty Coast

Pistol Pete

In the annals of basketball history, few names evoke as much awe and admiration as "Pistol" Pete Maravich. A maestro on the court, Maravich's style, flair, and raw talent transformed the way the g...

Mr. Bingle - Dirty Coast

Mr. Bingle

For generations of New Orleanians, the arrival of the holiday season was heralded not just by chilly weather and festive decorations but by the appearance of a charming little snowman with an ice ...

Morgus the Magnificent - Dirty Coast

Morgus the Magnificent

In the pantheon of local television legends, few figures loom as large, or as eccentrically, as Morgus the Magnificent. For those who grew up in the New Orleans area during the latter half of the ...

Ernie K-Doe - Dirty Coast

Ernie K-Doe

When discussing the illustrious musical history of New Orleans, it’s impossible not to mention the vibrant and charismatic Ernie K-Doe. His unique blend of R&B, flamboyant personality, and mem...

The Journal

Here we share things we find interesting about New Orleans and the Gulf South, organizations and people that deserve more attention and answer some questions about the area.

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