When everything is torn apart, we gravitate to what brings us together. In Louisiana for all the hardships we’ve seen on the ragged edge of that equation, we’re fortunate to be so strong on the other side. Our shared food culture is one of those anchors.
OUT TO LUNCH
When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looked into the Mississippi-based regional bank BancorpSouth, it didn't just review thousands of loan applications. It sent in undercover operatives — some white, some black — who pretended to be customers applying for loans."They had similar credit scores and similar background and situations," says CFPB Director Richard Cordray. "Our investigation had found that BancorpSouth had engaged in illegal redlining in Memphis, meaning refusing to lend...
THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life: Lara Naughton, author of The Jaguar Man: A Memoir, and Peyton Burgess, author of The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing. **Lagniappe Audio**
JOIN US AUG. 31
Culture Collision, an event unlike any other, arose in 2008 due to New Orleans’ need for a collaborative voice among arts organizations. Now in its eighth year, Culture Collision boasts a roster of almost 70 participants in a one-night-only celebration of NOLA arts, remaining steadfast in its mission to foster nonprofit performing and visual arts groups in the New Orleans metro-area. Slated for Wednesday, August 31, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., Culture Collision 8 (CC8) will take place at The National...