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Monday, April 11, 2016

Sean Payton to USA Today: "It's like the Wild, Wild West here"

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:20 PM

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. - MICHAEL C. HEBERT/NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
  • MICHAEL C. HEBERT/NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
  • New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
In the aftermath of Saturday night's shooting that killed former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, Saints coach Sean Payton has given a frank interview to USA Today's Jarrett Bell, in which Payton states "I hate guns," "“I’ve heard people argue that everybody needs a gun. That’s madness" and “They don’t want to kill tourism. But right now, it’s like the Wild, Wild West here.”

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Y@ Speak: "shocked, crushed and broken"

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM

New Orleans and former Saints teammates mourn the loss of Will Smith, who was killed late Saturday night.

Also in this week's edition: bread wars, French Quarter Fest, monuments and bags of caterpillars.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Y@ Speak: "Buku feast"

Posted By on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 3:45 PM


Cheesecake aficionado Future can't get food off his mind.

Uncontested for several years, the #NOLAscanner hashtag for local police scanner coverage — a veritable gold mine of the city's diverse and imaginative criminal activity and children who refuse who go to school — has a critical rival: Jefferson Parish.

Also in this week's edition: collard greens and corn bread with Big Freedia and Friends at the 2016 Buku Music + Art Project, emerging from the 311 Day vape cloud, updates from the New Orleans Saints, and a look at some of the flooding around Louisiana. 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

It's The Best, Greatest Y@ Speak, OK?

Posted By on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Donald Trump gets a warm New Orleans welcome and Louisiana voters head to the polls and to #ProTip election day hacker Chris Rose. Also: the earth's days are numbered as #NOLAscanner gets climax-of-Ghostbusters-level strange.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Y@ Speak: "street justice rooted in Napoleonic Code"

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Brooklyn has voted: New Orleans is over! As the state gears up for its March 5 presidential primary, New Orleanians march for Bernie Sanders, Gov. John Bel Edwards dumps on Bobby Jindal, abortion rights have virtually disappeared, and the state budget is the contents of my couch. Also this week: A rare #NOLAscanner hat trick.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Curren$y remembers Super Bowl 44

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Curren$y. - CHRIS STAFFORD
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  • Curren$y.
As Bacchus nears, and with it, Super Bowl 50, Complex looks back at some of the most-watched thing's best-ever moments.

New Orleans rapper Curren$y, who was performing in Miami on Feb. 7, 2010, remembers Tracy Porter's miraculous pick six against Peyton Manning that ended the Colts' potentially game-changing drive. Porter's interception ended in a 74-yard touchdown and sealed a win for the New Orleans Saints.
We probably wouldn’t have bounced back as a city and rebuilt so quickly had none of that shit transpired. That interception f—in' repaved some streets. I’m serious. It got construction done. Where would the city be, bruh?

That interception turned a lot of shit around, man. Legit. That interception opened businesses. The city was completely flattened by the hurricane. Just flattened. That interception is what put the city in position. I’m not even talking sports and Saints, because I’m talking about the whole city. So that’s everything included. We got renovations on the [Superdome]—everything just went crazy after that. That interception paved streets. Opened f—in' Buffalo Wild Wings and shit out here. That’s what that interception did. 
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Amazon to release documentary about Steve Gleason

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Michel and Steve Gleason.
  • Michel and Steve Gleason.

Variety and Deadline.com both report that Amazon Studios has picked up distribution rights to Gleason, J. Clay Tweel's documentary about former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS:
The films includes footage shot over four years of Gleason’s post-diagnosis activities, which include becoming a father, skydiving, speaking at the United Nations, attending the State of the Union Address, founding an ALS research project and the organization Team Gleason — which has a mission to improve the lives of those who have ALS, the symptoms of which include gradual paralysis.
The movie premiered earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Gleason wrote about the film on his website:
As you may know, this project began as a series of personal video journals for our son Rivers, as a way of sharing my life, who I am, and love for him, when I was first diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Although it has been a uniquely difficult journey at times, we believe it is an important message to share. Our film is not just focused on living with ALS, but on a more universal story, exposing the resilience of the human spirit, when faced with extreme adversity. 
Amazon will release Gleason on demand, and Deadline reports the company will partner to get the film a theatrical release.

Read Alex Woodward's 2014 Gambit cover story on Gleason here.


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Monday, January 11, 2016

Y@ Speak: king cake fever

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Say "king cake" in a crowded place and people will scramble like Fred Flintstone. Now that it's socially and legally acceptable to buy and eat it, you are its prisoner. Is it in the office kitchen this morning? Should I grab a single slice in a plastic container at this drug store? How much is "too much"? You're thinking about eating it now. It's OK. Have that slice. You earned it.

Also this week: Sean Payton loves New Orleans so much that he's keeping his multi-million dollar job in it, and Wizard World Comic Con comes to town.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sean Payton confirms he's staying as coach of the New Orleans Saints

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:41 PM

A reflective Sean Payton talked to the press for more than an hour today after he announced he intends to stay with the New Orleans Saints.
  • A reflective Sean Payton talked to the press for more than an hour today after he announced he intends to stay with the New Orleans Saints.

Whatever happened over the course of the 2015 Saints season to cause the rumors that Sean Payton's time in New Orleans was nearing its end did not, in fact, lead to Sean Payton's time in New Orleans coming to an end.

But it did lead to perhaps the most remarkable press conference of his career, in which he first confirmed he has no plans to leave the Saints — ever! — and then spoke to reporters for over an hour.

It may have been the most unexpected possible result of the many days and weeks and months of speculation.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Y@ Speak: Carnival cruise

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Now that you're bloated and round from holiday glut, you can roll right into Carnival alongside the St. Charles streetcar, as children point and laugh and roll you around like a hoop pushed by a stick. You're the spirit of Mardi Gras. This week: welcoming 2016, released from the prison of the New Orleans Saints, and Trump does Mississippi.

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