The French Quarter has become something of a Jurassic Park for Creole cuisine, a contained area in which to see shrimp rémoulade, oysters Rockefeller and other giants of a former age in all their lumbering glory. At Arnaud’s, Antoine’s, Galatoire’s and Tujague’s, evolution stops at the kitchen door.
Republican Gov. Mike Foster spent $150,000 for a list of supporters of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and gubernatorial candidate David Duke. That sum of money is considerably above what such a list would normally go for, so many assumed Foster paid Duke — who ended up endorsing Foster — to stay out of the 1996 election. Foster also failed to report the payment on his tax forms. Foster quickly said he regretted buying the list, which he didn't even end up using.Fuller lists McAllister as "another data point in the argument that there must be something in the water there that makes politicians a magnet for bad behavior," but it's curious that Duke didn't qualify as one of those data points, given that the list stretched back far enough to include 19th-century Sen. John Slidell.
(UPDATE: The @NOLAKale Twitter account has been suspended. The account didn't tweet anything offensive as far as I could tell and there didn't appear to be any sort of copyright infringement, so this is an odd development to say the least.)
So anyone who's been on Twitter recently may have noticed that #kalegate has been trending in New Orleans. Seems like a pretty ridiculous thing to be trending in New Orleans, right? I mean, who eats kale down here? NOBODY. At least, according to this cringe-inducing piece in The New York Times.
The article quotes Tara Elders, wife of Tremé actor Michiel Huisman, as saying "New Orleans is not cosmopolitan. There's no kale here." Shockingly enough, this isn't even the most ridiculous quote in this article (more on that later) but it has been the subject of much ridicule in the Twittersphere (EDIT: thanks to The Times-Picayune's Jarvis DeBerry), spawning the hashtag #kalegate and the Twitter handle @NOLAKale.
Here are some choice tweets spawned by #kalegate:
Kale you right!! RT @LeChatNoir25 We should create Krewe de Kale!! #KALEDAT #Kale #KaleGate
— NOLA Kale (@NOLAKale) March 7, 2014
Written by "rock and roll and fashion" writer Lizzy Goodman, the entire premise of the article hinges on her fascination with transplants that moved to the city and what "seduced" them. What follows is an incredibly condescending and ridiculous series of anecdotes from transplants which frames New Orleans as some sort of mystical (but also dirty and poor and dangerous) playground for artists and bohemians and...well not much else.
Let's go through each patronizing quote one by one.
Handelsman agreed to join The Advocate over the weekend, after attending Sunday’s New Orleans Saints game with the newspaper’s owners, John and Dathel Georges, General Manager Dan Shea and Editor Peter Kovacs.
“A few years ago at a Tulane art fair, I purchased a brass skeleton key on a chain created by talented local artist and close family friend, Juliet Meeks*,” Handelsman said. “I’m not much of a jewelry-wearing guy, but I’ve worn that key under my shirt every single day as a personal reminder to someday unlock the door and get back home.”
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