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During the time of slavery, when slaves would run away from their slave masters, the Indians would take them in and treat them like their own. The slaves learned the ways of the Indians. And after they were freed, they started dressing...
Simon Hubig opened Hubig's Pies in New Orleans in 1922. "Savory Simon" was the mascot of Hubig's fruit and sweet-filled, fried pies, and the logo remained the same from the day it was created. Sadly, in August of 2012, a...
Chuck Diesel, owner of Stained Glass Studio in Metairie, Louisiana, creates every single piece by hand. Years ago he came into the studio to look around because he wanted a bathroom window. But he decided to take classes from...
Banksy, world-renowned British graffiti artist, visited the city of New Orleans in 2008. He created 14 pieces, most of which are now destroyed or covered up. Graffiti artist Banksy was leaving behind his brand of social and political commentary on...
Let Your Model Be Resistance: African American Portraits is a photography exhibition displayed at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans from Washington D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery. As we celebrate Black History Month, take a tour of this exhibition containing over 100...
The annual Louisiana Strawberry Festival is held at Memorial Park in beautiful, historic Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Savor sweet, local Louisiana strawberries at this family-friendly event which includes rides, food, music and a whole lot of fun. There's entertainment for people of all...
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival hosts a Stella shouting contest each year in Jackson Square for the public. Participants bring Stanley Kowalski to life and shout Stella in the unforgettable scene from Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire". It's free,...
The interesting thing about New Orleans gumbo is that nobody can really say exactly what it is because there are many different gumbo styles out there. For example, some people prefer seafood in their gumbo while others prefer chicken and...
Yoshio Toyama is known as "Japanese Satchmo" because of his outstanding talent as a jazz musician. Yoyama plays every year at the New Orleans Satchmo Summer Festival which was created to recognize Louis Armstrong for his contributions to New Orleans and...
The Historic Green Event occurs during the two weeks of spring break when college students from all corners of the nation volunteer by helping residents in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes green. These volunteers work on deconstruction and...

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Meet Rosie: Tucson’s World Famous Corpse Flower

Rosiemania has swept the country as thousands of people have flocked to the Tucson Botanical Gardens to catch a glimpse (and a whiff) of...
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