Culture

Scoot
May 20, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Every young generation is defined by the music it makes popular during its coming of age era. And while every young generation’s attitude is reflected in popular music and fashion there have been a few generations that stand out with greater uniqueness than others. In modern times, one of the...
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Scoot
December 19, 2018 - 12:37 pm
Santa Claus does not reflect modern times, but should that matter? It is believed that the image of Santa Claus that we will see today was introduced into Western pop culture at the end of the 18th century. Throughout our lives, the image of Santa has not changed, with the exception of the...
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Scoot
August 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
I love New Orleans, but... New Orleans may be the most tradition-rich city in America. The city is older than the country, and the many cultures that contributed to the foundation of New Orleans helped create a unique cultural landscape that continues to place New Orleans at the top of the list of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 27, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Today's politically charged climate has many people polarized and angry. It seems everywhere we go in the real world and on the Internet, people are more amped up than ever before on political issues. It has strained friendships and families and makes for heated and often uncomfortable situations...
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January 05, 2018 - 3:48 pm

If you’re a visitor and new to this celebration, you will part of what may be the biggest party in the world.

January 5, 2018
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January 03, 2018 - 8:40 am

Mardi Gras is not only a unique party, it has a unique language. Here are some terms you need to know.

 

Ash Wednesday: The day after Mardi Gras and the first day of Lent. In New Orleans, many Catholics attend Mass and receive an ashen cross on their foreheads to symbolize mortality.

"Carnival Ball" is an elaborate formal event including the krewe members and their special guests. An invited lady may get a "call out" to dance with a krewe member.

January 3, 2018
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Scoot
December 11, 2017 - 10:58 am
Any continued promotion of the so-called “War on Christmas” is nothing more than fear mongering. The “War on Christmas” was a mythical controversy invented to instill fear in Christians in America that they are losing their religious beliefs. The purpose was to use the alleged attack on Christian...
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