Category Archives: Judgment

Heroin Story Spawns College Class

My cover story in Gambit this week focuses on the counterproductive nature of a “zero tolerance” approach to drug use in high schools and colleges, especially as more and more teens turn to heroin. Here’s Professor John Mason of Tulane …Read more…

“The unfortunate murder that occurred on Sunday is not symptomatic of second line culture. On the contrary, its directly attributable to deep social ills that New Orleans has yet to get a firm grasp on…”

Deb “Big Red” Cotton is one of the most interesting writers in New Orleans. In a post on the Gambit blog this morning, she probes race dynamics in media coverage of a recent shooting, which took place in the vicinity …Read more…

Something For You To Read While I Eat My Face Off At The Shrimp And Petroleum Festival

Sue and I stopped off at a couple of former slave plantations on our way to the 75th Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, Louisiana, this weekend. Neither of these statements is a joke. Indeed, it’s been a …Read more…