arts & culture

Michael Alford

The Mexican Cultural Institute, now open in the Arts District, promotes the diverse culture of Mexico by collaborating with many Latin American artists. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford invites artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas and institute director Lorena Salazar into the studio to share more about their new space.  

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The Meteor That Landed in New Orleans

May 3, 2018
Roy Fausset

An abandoned Chinese space lab fell to earth earlier this year, thankfully far from any people. But about 15 years ago, one New Orleans family had a much more impactful encounter from outer space. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Roy Fausset to hear the whole story.  

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Ian McNulty

Dining trends and new concepts can be exciting, but for some New Orleans expats the food priorities are all from the past. The holiday season is their time to reconvene with familiar flavors, and that time is limited. Don't get in their way. 

For those interested in the latest from the realm of food and restaurants, these have been exciting times around New Orleans. There have been so many new eateries, new flavors and hot trends turning up, it’s been hard just to keep track of them, never mind try them all.

Black Girl Giggles Collective

The Black Girl Giggles Collective hosts events throughout the year that spotlight black women in comedy. In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, NolaVie’s David Benedetto sits down with Camille Roane, comic and co-founder of the Collective.  

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When the Saints are playing, New Orleans is eating.
Ian McNulty

For players and coaches, a football game starts long before kickoff. The same holds true for the food-minded Saints fan. For such fans, it starts with choosing what to cook and devoting the hands-on work to ensure a victorious feast.

It's really no wonder. Take the enthusiasm of the Who Dat Nation, add south Louisiana's endemic passion for food and the results are predictably over the top.

House of Shock

This Halloween marks the 25th anniversary of the House of Shock. The haunted attraction has made its mark on the city through hair-raising costumes, theatrical sound, and pyrotechnics. NolaVie’s David Benedetto catches up with one of the founders, Ross Karpelman, as he prepares to get into character for the last weekend before Halloween.

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Drew Varick

In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, Brian Friedman meets a professional bodybuilder with a surprising backstory. Drew Varick is an actor and stuntman who got into bodybuilding after taking a role as a sideshow performer. Standing 3 feet 6 inches tall, he’s also among the smallest bodybuilders ever.

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Glitter Box

“The future is female.” We have heard these words and seen them written on t-shirts, but what does it mean? Alice McGillicuddy has some insight. She manages and curates a shop called Glitter Box. The space is run by females, stocked with goods made by female artists, and is linked up with nonprofits that support females. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford speaks with Alice to learn more.

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Pricing The Past: Inside A Metairie Tag Sale

Sep 14, 2017
Lynda Moreau

If you're curious about other people's lives, there are several safe ways in. Film, books, Instagram — they all provide shades of reality to the voyeur, all within an accepted norm of behavior. Lynda Moreau has found another way in, and it's all part of her job.

Nearly every week, Moreau enters a home in the New Orleans area, takes a look around, and begins to methodically sift through the owner's possessions. But it's not what you might think. She runs an estate sale company called Silent Partners.

Kelley Crawford

Some of New Orleans’ most prized treasures are tucked away in residential neighborhoods. Take Rosalie Apothecary, which is located on a quiet corner in Faubourg Saint John. Rosalie prides itself on being a community resource and home for those who want to learn more about herbs and natural remedies. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford sat down with shop owner Christiane Wurmstedt to find out what it's like to run a modern-day apothecary.

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