Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75

His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.

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Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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What to See, Eat and Do in New Orleans

Immersive art, bespoke hotels and restaurants that range from Creole to a ‘tropical roadhouse’ are only a few of the offerings awaiting visitors.

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The Dream of the Open Road Collides With the Reality of $5-a-Gallon Gas

Inflation at the diner. Sky-high prices at the pump. The view of the country from a 5,000-mile car journey is clear: It’s expensive out there.

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Showcasing the Diversity of the South

Arising from one man’s collection, the Ogden Museum strives to serve a broad audience while showing that Southern art is not merely regional.

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Remy Martin Gets Finish Kansas Wanted After Rocky Season

Martin, a transfer from Arizona State, spent a significant part of the season with a knee injury. But he excelled come tournament time.

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New Orleans, in Need of a Party, Is Hosting a Big One at the Final Four

After Hurricane Ida, a tornado and a difficult time in the pandemic, the city is primed to let loose.

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Men’s NCAA Final Four: How to Watch and What to Expect

No. 1 seed Kansas faces No. 2 seed Villanova in the first national semifinal, followed by the first game Duke and North Carolina have ever played in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, for a berth in the championship game.

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New Orleans Tornadoes Leave a Path of Destruction

At least one person was killed, and many houses were destroyed.

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A Bird Is Blamed as 10,000 Lose Power in New Orleans

Electricity was restored in the central business district after a three-hour interruption, Entergy New Orleans said.

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Mardi Gras Resumes in New Orleans After Pandemic Lull

Costumed crowds lined parade routes, raising hopes about the city’s resurgence from devastating pandemic losses.

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Meet the Carefree Queens of Mardi Gras

For a community of Black women in New Orleans, dressing up as baby dolls is a tradition in which they’re encouraged to be free.

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Mardi Gras Recipes for Your Next Celebration

The parades are back on in New Orleans, but you don’t have to travel to taste the flavors of the Carnival season.

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Irma Thomas, a Soul Queen Far Beyond New Orleans

As she turns 81, the singer whose intimacy matches her grandeur is the subject of a PBS documentary, “Irma: My Life in Music.”

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Historically Black Colleges Disrupted by Bomb Threats

At least 17 historically Black colleges and universities said they received bomb threats in the past two days, though no explosives have been found.

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Imani Perry: The Legacy of Slavery in New Orleans

The city has been shaped by both suffering and celebration, and its strength lies in its dualities.

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Jami Attenberg’s Memoir Is a Portrait of the Artist as a Born Writer

In “I Came All This Way to Meet You,” the novelist reveals how far she’s traveled — and how many obstacles she’s cleared — to get where she is now.

#attenberg-jami, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-orleans-la, #writing-and-writers

In the Lower Ninth Ward, an Artist Renews His Purpose

Kevin Beasley was invited to create an installation in New Orleans for a few months. Instead he bought land, and met his neighbors.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #beasley-kevin, #black-people, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #new-orleans-la, #philanthropy, #prospect-new-orleans, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

In New Orleans, King Cake Is a Way to Make Joy

The colorful cake is more than a dessert — it’s the flavor of the city. And a diverse community of bakers is adapting the Carnival specialty to their own tastes.

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After Hurricanes and Pandemic, a New Orleans Museum Fights to Hold On

The Backstreet Cultural Museum served as an enduring tribute to the city’s Black culture, as the Tremé neighborhood gentrified around it. Then Hurricane Ida destroyed its home.

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The Most Powerful ‘Daily’ Episodes From 2021

In a volatile year again dominated by politics and the pandemic, “The Daily” sought out personal stories. Here’s a look back on the episodes that our team can’t forget.

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17 Covid Cases Found Aboard Cruise Ship in New Orleans

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship, carrying more than 3,200 people, made stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico. A crew member probably has the Omicron variant, health officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #new-orleans-la, #norwegian-cruise-line, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

Three Months After Hurricane Ida, Residents Are Still Waiting for FEMA Housing

As storms and fires become more severe, disaster housing policy has failed to keep up, leaving people displaced for months on end.

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Going Deep Into Oyster Country

From coastal Virginia to New York and New Orleans, a writer delves into the history and lore surrounding the shellfish, with a focus on the role African Americans have played over the years.

#black-people, #chincoteague-island-va, #maryland, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #oysters, #travel-and-vacations

Righting the Historical Wrong of the Claiborne Highway

Is it possible to undo the damage done to Black communities by the expressway projects of the 20th century?

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-people, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #new-orleans-la, #roads-and-traffic

One Historic Black Neighborhood’s Stake in the Infrastructure Bill

Generations of New Orleans residents have dreamed of the day when the Claiborne Expressway might be removed. President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package could eventually make that possible.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #federal-budget-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #new-orleans-la, #roads-and-traffic

A Cherished New Orleans Restaurant, Upperline, Closes

For nearly 40 years, Upperline has been a showcase for JoAnn Clevenger’s vibrant art collection and effusive hostessing.

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Archdiocese of New Orleans to Pay $1 Million to Settle FEMA Fraud Claims

The archdiocese was accused of participating in inflated damage claims to the federal government after Hurricane Katrina.

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Fried Oysters Are Delicious. They’re Even Better at Home.

They’re a seafood-shack favorite, but making them yourself can be an almost fine-dining experience.

#brittany-france, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #long-island-sound, #new-orleans-la, #oysters, #recipes, #seafood

Louisiana Inmates Who Were Promised a Chance at Parole May Be Released

Relief could be imminent for several of Louisiana’s longest-serving inmates, whose cases have drawn renewed attention generations after the state changed their parole eligibility requirements.

#black-people, #jefferson-parish-la, #louisiana, #louisiana-parole-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #orleans-parish-la, #plea-bargaining, #probation-and-parole, #sex-crimes

Bennie Pete, Bandleader Who Kept the Beat After Katrina, Dies at 45

A tuba player and the leader of the Hot 8, one of New Orleans’s high-profile brass bands, he brought music to his fellow citizens in the difficult days after the storm.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hot-8-music-group, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #jazz, #music, #new-orleans-la, #pete-bennie-1976-2021

3 Weeks After Hurricane Ida, Parts of Louisiana Remain Dark

As businesses and schools have reopened in New Orleans, ongoing power outages in communities just beyond the city put recovery out of reach.

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Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Much of the state, including New Orleans, lost power for days because many of Entergy’s electrical poles and towers were not built to withstand a major hurricane, energy experts said.

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The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

A huge power failure after Hurricane Ida left vulnerable residents in sweltering apartments for days. At least 10 deaths in the city have been tied to the heat.

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Talking With Kids About Climate Change and Hurricane Ida

One New Orleans mother on Hurricane Ida and what comes next.

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New Orleans Built a Power Plant to Prepare for Storms. It Sat Dark for 2 Days.

The electric utility promised the plant would swiftly generate power during storms. It didn’t after Hurricane Ida, and many wonder why the city has put its faith in fossil fuels.

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Southern Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Public Health

Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.

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New Orleans Power Failure Traps Older Residents in Homes

“I had to get out of there,” said one 86-year-old man who sat in his eighth-floor apartment for nearly a week after Hurricane Ida, struggling to breathe without his medical equipment.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Nearly a Week Without Power, New Orleans Is Facing a ‘Race With the Clock’

Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures this weekend as 70 percent of the city remains without power after Hurricane Ida.

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A Massive Levee System Saved New Orleans. Can Other Towns Be Helped?

A massive flood protection system built around New Orleans helped save it from flooding during Hurricane Ida. Surrounding communities, which weren’t so lucky, want their own system.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-aid-us, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid

Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.

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Biden to Tour Hurricane Ida Damage in New Orleans

The president has taken pains to show his commitment to the storm response even as his administration deals with the Afghanistan pullout and other critical issues.

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New Orleans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Sixteen years after Katrina, the latest hurricane was a test of how prepared cities like New Orleans are for extreme weather.

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N.F.L. Moves New Orleans Saints’ Season Opener to Jacksonville

As much of New Orleans remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Saints’ Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers was relocated.

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Louisiana Residents Who Fled Before Ida Are Urged to Stay Away Indefinitely

New Orleans, which is introducing a curfew, remains without electricity. Hundreds of thousands have no water.

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Hurricane Ida Offers a Glimpse of the Dystopia That’s Coming for All of Us

Louisiana is no longer an outlier. 

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In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida

More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.

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Scenes From Louisiana in Ida’s Wake

A day after the Category 4 storm struck the state, rescue operations were underway amid widespread power outages, flooding and wind damage.

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Hurricane Ida Exposes Grid Weaknesses as New Orleans Goes Dark

A new natural gas power plant, meant to power the city in an emergency, did not come to the rescue when the storm disabled eight transmission lines.

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In New Orleans, Anxiously Watching the Levees As Hurricane Ida Arrives

The prospect of “another Katrina” has haunted New Orleans, and the rest of the nation.

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