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

Lee Dorsey - Dirty Coast Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

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...

Mannie Fresh - Dirty Coast Press

Mannie Fresh

Mannie Fresh & The Golden Era of Cash Money Records There's a story in hip-hop that, even if it doesn't get its due on every countdown or award show, remains an essential chapter in the book o...

Ban Stupid, not Books

  Our Take On Book Bans Book banning is censorship and suppression of free speech. It is a limitation of critical thinking skills. Calls for banning certain books leads to discrimination and bias...

The IndexMicaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba - Dirty Coast Press

Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba

Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba, was a prominent figure in 19th century New Orleans, known for her remarkable resilience in the face of adversity and her significant contributions to the ...

The IndexPonchatoula Strawberry Festival - Dirty Coast Press

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, held annually in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, is a celebration of the region's bountiful strawberry harvest. Since the 1970s, the festival has grown to become one o...

The IndexOak Trees - Dirty Coast Press

Oak Trees

These magnificent trees, with their sprawling branches and deep roots, have borne witness to centuries of the city's history, culture, and resilience. In this blog post, we will delve into the sig...

The DirtThe 10% Forever Discount Lagniappe Coin - Dirty Coast Press

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 h...

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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