'tit rex http://wwno.org en Ira Glass Speaks; Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes Celebrates http://wwno.org/post/ira-glass-speaks-bruce-sunpie-barnes-celebrates <p>Ira Glass speaks about his&nbsp;life in radio and his upcoming&nbsp;visit to New Orleans;&nbsp;a&nbsp;tiny krewe&nbsp;creates&nbsp;controversy during the&nbsp;Carnival season; and&nbsp;the North Side&nbsp;Skull &amp;&nbsp;Bone Gang&nbsp;wakes up&nbsp;New Orleans on Mardi Gras day.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:56:46 +0000 WWNO Staff 5569 at http://wwno.org Minature krewe's parade spurs controversy with Rex http://wwno.org/post/minature-krewes-parade-spurs-controversy-rex <p><font face="Times">Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you&rsquo;re not.<font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The four year old krewe, &lsquo;tit Rex (</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><i>pronounced: </i></span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it&rsquo;s French translation &ndash; little king &ndash; and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:40:12 +0000 Eve Abrams 5353 at http://wwno.org