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

The Dirt

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...

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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...

Thanks to the Huffington Post for the article.

This week we had a nice surprise, we were listed as 5 of the "can't miss" shopping destinations in New Orleans. We were in that number with Trashy Diva, Funky Monkey, Mignon Faget and the Ogden. "...

Relief NOW bringing supplies to Puerto Rico

A message from Relief NOW's founder Ryan Fitzmorris: "First, we’d like to extend gratitude for everyone who has been supportive of our endeavors over the last month.  With that said we have gotten ...

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Let's Feed Florida with Relief NOW

This shirt helps raise funds for Relief NOW. Sitting at his kitchen table watching the news Ryan Fitzmorris told his wife, he felt like he should do something.  So he called his brother John and a...

Thanks for helping us help others.

Last month we had the opportunity to donate over 200 shirts to the New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter for clients in need. Every time you make a purchase with us, a portion of the proceeds g...

The DirtSo very meta. - Dirty Coast

So very meta.

If this is your tattoo, we salute you.

Screens for Good

Give Nola Day is the perfect day to share the news of an initiative within our company that we are very excited about. Since our founding in 2005, we have had the opportunity to work with some ...


Behold the noble Crawfish. Or, as it is variously known: Mudbug, Freshwater Lobster, Official State Crustacean.                               Crawfish are eaten with such fervor in New Orleans, th...

Ten Things That Haven’t Changed Since Katrina

So much has changed in ten years. Or has it? An essay by our friend Maurice Carlos Ruffin.

The Debris Ep. 9: Mental Health

This week on The Debris, we take a look at how disasters impact mental health in communities.

The Debris Ep. 8: "Education"

Of all the changes New Orleans has seen in the ten years since Katrina, the restructuring of the city's public school system is perhaps the most drastic. 

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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