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

Phil Frazier - Dirty Coast

Phil Frazier

Phil and Dirty Coast's relationship goes back to 1996 when Blake, our Creative Director, booked Rebirth for shows up in Sewanee, Tennessee . . .

InterviewsMarc Pagani - Dirty Coast

Marc Pagani

Marc Pagani has been a good friend of Dirty Coast ever since he shot Blake and Susan's wedding in 2007. Since then we have found ourselves . . .

Chris Rose

For the next 4,000 words, Rose described a spiral familiar to many Katrina survivors: the “crying jags and fetal positionings,” the “thousand-yard stare,” the inability to hold conversations. “I’...

InterviewsMeet Vivi Nguyen from Radical Joy Bakery - Dirty Coast

Meet Vivi Nguyen from Radical Joy Bakery

Hi Vivi! Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Vivi Nguyen (vee-vee win), or Nguyễn Hạ Vi Vi, as my mother intended it to be. My pronouns are she/they. I was raised in Westminster, CA, also k...

InterviewsLauren Fink with Cherry Coffee - Dirty Coast

Lauren Fink with Cherry Coffee

Interview by Blake Haney, owner of Dirty Coast. Photos and video by Marc Pagani. ... Blake Haney: Lauren thank you so much for sitting down to chat. I’m really curious to learn more about how you g...

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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