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Interview: Saeed Jones, LGBT Editor of Buzzfeed

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A 2013 Pushcart Prize Winner, Saeed Jones is the editor of BuzzFeed LGBT and author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise. Jones wrote about New Orleans in the BuzzFeed feature Inside the Oldest Gay-Owned Bookstore in the South, which is about Faubourg Marigny Art and Books on Frenchmen Street. He will be back in the city reading passages …

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New Orleans Picnic Guide

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Every year about this time, New Orleans slips into a beautiful period when the cold winds subside and the heat hasn’t quite made it to our doorstep. When this magical moment happens, grab your friends and hit up some great local shops and discover your new favorite picnic spot in NOLA.

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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New Orleans taps into its balletic history this weekend. As one of the very first cities to introduce ballet into theaters, New Orleans also was home to Suzanne Douvillier, the first female choreographer in the United States. Dancers and spectators can enjoy the Fleur de Lis Semi-Finals Ballet Competition starting Friday; on Saturday, the New Orleans Ballet Association presents New …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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We suggest making the weekend after Mardi Gras a low-key one. Take the family to Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday afternoon for Chinese New Year crafts and activities, or enjoy the inaugural Tulane Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. There’s also a bike workshop aimed at commuters and a new exhibit showcasing the private works of Edgar Degas. …

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Lunar New Year (Tet) Celebrations in New Orleans

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One of New Orleans’s largest immigrant waves in the last 40 years has been the Vietnamese. As the Communist regime took over Vietnam in the mid-1970s, the Catholic church resettled several thousand Vietnam natives here in South Louisiana. As with many other local ethnic groups, despite their tenure here, many people of Vietnamese ethnicity maintain their distinct ancestral culture and …

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GoNOLA TV: Romantic Date Ideas in New Orleans

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If you couldn’t already tell by the ubiquitous bright pink everything, Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you’re still trying to come up with something to do with your boo, we’ve got four romantic date ideas in New Orleans right here, whether it’s an awkward first date or you’ve been together for awhile and want to get out of your …

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Where to Watch New Orleans Pelicans Games

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There are an unbelievable number of opportunities to catch Pelicans in New Orleans, one just need to know where to look for the majestic birds that hold a special place in the hearts of locals. So if you’re up for a great night of entertainment checking out the birds’ huge wing spans; the seemingly impossible way they take flight; the …

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The Ultimate Mardi Gras Bucket List

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If you’re planning your Mardi Gras itinerary, you likely fall under one of the following categories: You want to put the “Fat” in “Fat” Tuesday and really indulge before the Lenten season, you’re a seasoned local who’s looking for new things to do, or you’re a visitor who wants to get as much in as possible during your Mardi Gras …

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The Micro-Krewes of New Orleans Mardi Gras

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The image of Mardi Gras that most people know is of super krewes with massive floats and celebrity riders crawling down St. Charles Avenue, past throngs of excited people. But there’s also a smaller — in one case, miniature — side of Carnival that draws out New Orleans’ quirky, DIY side.

During the Carnival season you can catch parades by …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Krewe du Vieux makes a historic cross over Canal Street on Saturday – the route may be new, but the wicked satire remains the same with this year’s theme, “Begs for Change.” Friday night brings laughs with the New Orleans Comedy and Art Festival on Freret and the Bushwick Book Club’s interpretation of A Confederacy of Dunces. Other things …

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Ideas For Getting Around New Orleans Without a Car

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Like many other American cities, New Orleans is a car city, by and large. Most people drive their own cars as a main mode of transportation — however, some people do just fine without them. Most people who visit from out of town do so without ever renting a car. While some of our public transportation schedules aren’t as robust …

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4 Romantic Date Ideas in New Orleans

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we know you might be thinking hard about how to spend this romantic day — but why wait until then? Take a break from your standard take-out and a Netflix and check out one of these romantic date ideas to get you and your loved one — or prospective loved one — out and exploring New …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to do in New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans, Prospect.3 rewards last-minute visitors with closing ceremonies and free admission at the Ogden. Comedy fans looking for a late night show can enjoy John Mulaney’s tenure at the Civic Theatre on Friday; beer lovers should plan to attend the Courtyard Brewery Grand Opening on Saturday. Nurture your sweet tooth on Sunday – Champions Square morphs …

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GoNOLA Guide to Gay Mardi Gras

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Carnival season is upon us in New Orleans, and no one celebrates the season with more pageantry, glamour and laughter than the city’s LGBT community. With decades of history and tradition behind some of the major krewes and balls, which often satirize New Orleans’ old-line Carnival organizations, the joyful music and elaborate costumes of New Orleans’ Gay Mardi Gras are …

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Juice and Jiu Jitsu: Healthy Magazine Street

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Your New Year’s resolutions might be put on pause in the very near future as Carnival season takes its annual hold on the city. Even in New Orleans, a city of gluttonous delights, there are still ways to stay healthy. If you have already picked up that king cake from La Boulangerie, luckily your salvation lies just down the street. …

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Where to Find Free and Cheap Workouts in New Orleans

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Getting in shape shouldn’t mean breaking the bank, but sometimes the only motivation you need is knowing where to go to get fit for less. To help you stick to those resolutions you declared as the ball dropped, we’ve compiled a list of free and cheap fitness classes for you to finally get yourself in gear this year. Whether you’re …

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