Mardi Gras

Carnival Fashions

It is the time of year where anything goes, whether you’re wearing a sparkling gown, plastic beads and a costume or blue jeans and a hoodie (or some combination of all of the above). Top picture: All pieces are handmade…

The Story Behind Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

Wherever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can’t tell whether you are laughing or crying. They can’t tell how absolutely drunk you are. The mask helps erase consequence. “Riders want folks to say,…

Sister Cities

A local girl shares her trip to Matsue, Japan, New Orleans’ sister city.