Moronic Ghost Hunters Burn Historic Louisiana Plantation to the Ground

As if paranormal investigators didn't have a hard enough time already, what with never being able to prove the existence of ghosts on any of their tv shows, now a group of them have destroyed a rich piece of Louisiana history by setting fire to a 160 year old plantation. » 11/23/13 4:35pm 11/23/13 4:35pm

The New Orleans Saints hired a Voodoo priestess to fight a ghostly…

Today, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots battle for football supremacy, while fans sit at home with their lucky jerseys and their game day rituals. But some teams need a bit more mystical help than others. In 2000, the New Orleans Saints called in the big guns to combat the ghostly curse on their… » 2/05/12 11:00am 2/05/12 11:00am

A City Prepared for Disaster Is a City that Looks to the Future

Click to view » 9/02/08 7:00am 9/02/08 7:00am Back in May, that the rebuilt levees in New Orleans were still leaking, despite the fact that storm season had nearly arrived. One example of a leaker was this one, a levee along the Industrial Canal that was patched up for nearly $22 million and barely managed to hold back the waters whipped up by…

A Utopian Future for the New Orleans Riverfront in 200 Years

The brainfarm over at Sentient Developments calls our attention to the concept designs of Adam Benton, who has worked on Stargate among other things. Here you see a sumptuous illustration of a forested world dotted with space ports. When I imagine a Utopian future for New Orleans, this is what I see: a beautiful,… » 12/24/07 12:00pm 12/24/07 12:00pm