September 17, 2013 A judge said five former New Orleans police officers deserve a new trial because of the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors. The officers were convicted in connection to the shooting deaths of two men in the aftermath of Katrina.
August 20, 2013 Melissa Block talks with Lolis Eric Elie, a writer and editor behind the HBO series Treme about a new cookbook written in the voices of the show's characters. Elie says it reflects both old New Orleans traditions and more recent influences.
May 16, 2013 Police investigating the shootings that left at least 19 people injured in New Orleans Sunday have arrested Shawn Scott, 24, and his brother, Akein, 19. An additional four people were arrested and charged with harboring Akein Scott, the authorities said Thursday.
May 14, 2013 Second-lines — jazzy, rolling dance parties — are a staple in the black neighborhoods of the Big Easy. But on Mother's Day, a second-line parade was marred by a mass shooting that left 19 people injured. The violence has sparked questions of whether the events should be shut down, but those in "the culture" say linking violence to second-lines is unfair.
May 13, 2013 New Orleans police have released images of a suspect in Sunday's shootings that wounded 19 people at a Mother's Day parade. Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify the man, one of three suspects.
February 12, 2013 A path to freedom for enslaved blacks, an engine of economic independence, a treat for Mardi Gras revelers. Once you know the fascinating history of this Creole rice fritter, beignets will seem boring by comparison.