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Portraits from Week 46

We’re excited to share with you the forty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Dylan French Cole, aka “Mama D”, Staci Rosenberg, Rose Nicaud, Big Freedia, Carl Galmon, Wilbert Rawlins Jr., and Ida Richardson. Mama D, by Sean Randall “I can’t think of a better gift in the face of this tragedy than Mama D…. Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight II: Must-See Murals in Central City

This week in Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art of Central City. Central City and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (OCH) are both essential cultural icons of New Orleans. OCH, in the late 19th and 20th, centuries was a center of rapid commercial growth and was home to a diverse population, and during the… Read more »

Portraits from Week 45

We’re excited to share with you the forty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Frank G. Painia, Mary Howell, Warren Leruth, Arthur Q. Davis, Joan of Arc, and Wilbert Rawlins Jr. Frank G. Painia, by Jeremy Paten “(It) was like home. In fact, it was home. The … Dew Drop is where I used to live back in the… Read more »

Portraits from Week 44

We’re excited to share with you the forty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jean Lafitte, Hap Glaudi, Raymond Myles, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Sid Noel, and St. Frances Cabrini. A Portrait of Jean Lafitte, by Maddie Stratton “Patriot, pirate, smuggler and warrior, there is no character to compare with him except that of Robin Hood,… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: 10 Must-See Murals Below Esplanade

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Marigny, Bywater and Treme neighborhoods. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti & street art. So, we asked New Orleans street artist, Jeremy Paten for his two cents. “If I had to describe the two, I would say that graffiti rejects established standards, encourages experimentation, and draws… Read more »

Portraits from Week 43

We’re excited to share with you the forty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Doug Thornton, Allison Miner, Lafcadio Hearn, Jim Amoss, Sally Ann Roberts, and Lena Richard. Doug Thornton, by Michael McManus “One guy asked me why we wouldn’t just want to tear down the Dome because it harbors so many bad memories of the storm, but… Read more »

Portraits from Week 42

We’re excited to share with you the forty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Patricia Gay, Jan Ramsey, Sunny Norman, Angela Gregory, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Judy Watts. Patricia Gay, by Saegan Swanson “Patty is one of the country’s strongest voices for preservation in the broadest sense. She knows all of the facts and figures, as… Read more »

Portraits from Week 41

We’re excited to share with you the forty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Henry Charles Ramos, King Milling, Sweet Emma Barrett, Mary Doullut, Carol Wise, and Homer Hitt. Henry Charles Ramos, by Gabriel Flores “Mr. Ramos was no mere vendor of drinks. With the pride of an artist, he demanded a properly appreciative clientele. He scorned the… Read more »

Portraits from Week 40

We’re excited to share with you the fortieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Clay Shaw, Rev. Fred Luter, Oscar Isentrout, Mary Louise Christovich, Becky Zaheri, and Brother Martin Hernandez. A Portrait of Clay LaVerne Shaw, by D. Lammie-Hanson  “Clay Shaw was a gentleman and a gentle man. Alas, we are in all too short… Read more »

Portraits from Week 39

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-ninth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Elizabeth Kettenring Begue, Deacon John Moore, Boysie Bollinger, Archie Manning, Melissa Sawyer, and Gertrude Gardner. Elizabeth Kettenring Begue, by Queen Hope Parker “I’m very proud to testify the happiest of my days, / Is March 11, ’95, at breakfast at… Read more »