Mardi Gras Indians from various groups showcased their intricately beaded and feathered suits for one another and the community on Sunday (March 17). Most of these suits are constructed over the entirety of the prior year. The gathering is also “a parade for the elders that can’t come out on Mardi Gras day” for medical or other reasons. Super Sunday 2019 David Grunfeld Super Sunday 2019 Super Sunday in Central City New Orleans, La. Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Mardi Gas Indians started meandering through the neighborhood at A.L Davis Park. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Super Sunday 2019 David Grunfeld Super Sunday 2019 Super Sunday in Central City New Orleans, La. Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Mardi Gas Indians started meandering through the neighborhood at A.L Davis Park. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Super Sunday 2019 David Grunfeld Super Sunday 2019 Super Sunday in Central City New Orleans, La. … [Read more...] about Mardi Gras Indians meander through Central City in New Orleans on Super Sunday 2019
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Recently, I took a dive into The Times-Picayune archives for a story about “the Devil Man,” a figure that spawned its own urban legend, and no small amount of panic in the city, in fall 1938. It’s one of those stories that captivated me from the beginning -- and burned up most of my day as I went deeper and deeper down that particular ink-stained rabbit hole.It got me thinking about the potential for a follow up story about other New Orleans urban legends. The legend of Mona Lisa Drive and Grunch Road sprung to mind first. Hangman's Tree out by Spanish Fort, as well. But here's the thing with urban legends: They tend to be living things, growing and morphing with each retelling. So the version of Mona Lisa Drive with which I am familiar might be totally different than the one someone else remembers.That's where you come in, my fellow pothole dodgers -- and where you can help me chart this particularly colorful and fluid part of the city's history.What local urban … [Read more...] about What’s your favorite New Orleans urban legend?
Most urban legends -- the fun ones, anyway -- have a few things in common. There's a mysterious threat, there's a dash of the unexplainable, there's often a moral to be had and, when done right, there's some good old-fashioned storytelling -- all of which combine for an irresistibility that helps the whole thing go viral.Ordinarily, however, there isn't a paper trail to follow for those hoping to suss out a given urban legend's origin. Or an actual arrest in the case. Which are just two reasons the New Orleans tale of the so-called "Devil Man" stands out.As New Orleans urban legends go, the Devil Man hasn't gotten much play for decades. He's sort of the B-side to such frequent hits as the local legends of Mona Lisa Drive, Grunch Road or Hangman's Tree. In fact, many New Orleanians today might not even be aware of the tale of the Devil Man.That certainly wasn't the case in fall 1938, when word began circulating around town of a mysterious nighttime figure who looked like a man but who, … [Read more...] about The ‘Devil Man’: Reviving a forgotten New Orleans urban legend
Cabbage and potatoes from the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day parade. Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune You might not realize just how lucky you are when you snag that cabbage at one of the St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend. Along with being an extremely versatile vegetable, cabbage is full on nutrients. Did you know a cup of cooked cabbage packing in nearly 200 percent of the daily value for vitamin K, which is good for your bones and your heart? That is was rich in phytonutrients called glucosinolates, which are linked to cancer prevention? And, that one cup of cooked high-fiber cabbage has only 22 calories and 5 grams of carbs? Potatoes and carrots, too. Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Catch too much produce at the parades? Gather it up and bring it to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., Monday through Friday, between 7:30 and 5 p.m. The office in the Harahan/Elmwood area, closes at 4 p.m., but on parade days the food … [Read more...] about 7 cabbage recipes for feasting on your St. Patrick’s Day haul
By Christopher Dabe | Posted March 15, 2019 at 06:05 AM | Updated March 15, 2019 at 07:38 AM David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints will have Teddy Bridgewater for another season, letting them keep the quarterback they acquired in exchange for third-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Bridgewater, 26, will make at least $7.5 million for the season. The decision to stay with the Saints came after a visit to his hometown Miami Dolphins, who are looking for a quarterback after they let Ryan Tannehill leave as an unrestricted free agent. Being with the Saints "made playing football fun," he said in an interview with WWL. "They made the game fun. ... That is something that I appreciated." In addition to the radio interview, the former first-round drafted quarterback announced his decision to stay with the Saints through a pair of tweets. Those tweets, however, took some deciphering. It was March 14, 2006, when Drew Brees decided after a … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints, NFL free agency: What we know Friday morning (March 15)