WHERE Y'EAT

King cake doberge at the Bakery Bar in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans, The King Cake Reigns Without Many Rules

The cynical might chalk it up to the sugar buzz talking, but I believe king cake brings optimism. It barrels through indecision in favor of indulgence. It can brighten your day, even if it’s the last thing you eat at night. It’s not just a cake, it’s an emblem. This is also why king cake has become contentious.

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TRIPOD

Quinn Miller-Bedell

TriPod Xtras: Nathaniel Rich

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with writer Nathaniel Rich to talk about his newly released third novel, King Zeno .

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Indiana's Brand Of Medicaid Drops 25,000 People For Failure To Pay Premiums

As the Trump administration moves to give states more flexibility in running Medicaid, advocates for the poor are keeping a close eye on Indiana to see whether such conservative ideas improve or harm care. Indiana in 2015 implemented some of the most radical changes seen to the state-federal program that covers nearly 1 in 4 low-income Americans — including charging some adults a monthly premium and locking out for six months some of those who don't pay their premiums. The changes were a part...

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The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."

It may be Super Tuesday elsewhere, but in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras — the third since Hurricane Katrina. And with 12 days of parades and parties, the city is almost as festive as before the storm.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathering at the corner of Claiborne and Jackson for the start of the Zulu parade.

Larry Roy, resplendent in face paint, red satin coat and headdress, is the Zulu Krewe's Minister of Fun.

And as for any lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, he said things have gotten better.

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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
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Le Show For the Week of Jan. 28, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings News of the Godly , We're Not #1 , News of Microplastics , Harry Reads the Trades , News of NiceCorp , The Pod , News of the Olympic Movement , and more!

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FOOD & DINING

King cake doberge at the Bakery Bar in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans, The King Cake Reigns Without Many Rules

The cynical might chalk it up to the sugar buzz talking, but I believe king cake brings optimism. It barrels through indecision in favor of indulgence. It can brighten your day, even if it’s the last thing you eat at night. It’s not just a cake, it’s an emblem. This is also why king cake has become contentious.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Robert M. Citino

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Rob Citino, the Samuel Zemurray Stone senior historian at the National World War II Museum and author of "The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945."

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