Beads and being
New Orleans culture for the next seven days
It’s Krewe de Vieux weekend coming up, and that Mardi Gras energy is beginning to intensify. We’re feeling it here at OAD, and we’ve got some topical distractions for you in our new edition:
“Entrance fee should be free! King’s cake was awful!” Some visitors somehow don’t have the best time at the world’s biggest free party. We look at the worst (real) reviews of Mardi Gras from online review sites.
“Every time I see a strand of beads flying at me, I'm always thinking, "You're at your most valuable, useful moment..” What is a string of plastic beads worth? Todd Perley shares his thoughts in this short essay on the price of a throw.
“We all had to stop all the time and just think, man, what the hell?!” To coincide with Black History Month, we talk to Turning Table’s Geoffrey Wilson as we take a spin around the evocative gallery space of Studio Be.
As always, we also have your seven day cultural highlights and a run down of news and special offers from local restaurants, hotels and more!
Have a great week, whatever you’re doing, and as always, much love to you.