Week in Review

Monday, November 21, 2016

Y@ Speak: this week in cake

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Baby New Year has arrived to greet the regime of our president-elect (and waves of white nationalism and hate crimes): baseball-playing Mitch Landrieu-as-Baby Huey will wear the diamond diaper (RIP, Zephyrs, you gentle breezes you). And a crude joke in cake-form adds another sexist badge to Baton Rouge. Also in this week's edition: the beefing of the Saints and resurrection of Not Bobby Jindal.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

President-elect Y@ Speak

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM


Election night. The night after. The night after that. And the week after that damn election. America New Orleans, these are your tweets.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Winnas & Loozas of the fall 2016 election

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ clout was apparent in the elections, particularly his support of Democrat Foster Campbell in the U.S. Senate race. - CHERYL GERBER
  • CHERYL GERBER
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards’ clout was apparent in the elections, particularly his support of Democrat Foster Campbell in the U.S. Senate race.

The acrimonious campaigns of 2016 set new lows even by Louisiana standards, but as always Election Day leaves in its wake a fresh set of political victors and vanquished. And because we love elections so much here in the Bayou State, we get to have one more before it’s all over — the U.S. Senate runoff Dec. 10.

That Senate showdown no doubt will have its share of fireworks, but in the end it isn’t expected to be close, which means it’s already time to take stock of the carnage. Herewith our post-election recap of Da Winnas and Da Loozas, starting with …

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

The party and protest: Election Day and aftermath in New Orleans

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 12:45 AM

Hillary Clinton, mounted to a box of tissues, at Twelve Mile Limit on Election Day.
  • Hillary Clinton, mounted to a box of tissues, at Twelve Mile Limit on Election Day.

On Nov. 4, 2008, a crowd spilled out of One Eyed Jacks and onto Toulouse Street. Inside, a shoulder-to-shoulder audience of a few hundred people watched, through tears, as then-President-elect Barack Obama embraced his family and Vice President-elect Joe Biden while DJ Soul Sister blasted Parliament.

On Nov. 8, 2016, on the dance floor at One Eyed Jacks, a dozen people quietly sat behind a few small tables. A few others stood at the bar. A screen above the stage ticked a few more electoral votes to Donald Trump. There were no cheers.

At 8 p.m., a crowd — in solidarity pantsuits, homemade "Nasty Woman" T-shirts and patches and pins — packed into Twelve Mile Limit in Mid-City, turned to CNN as early voting returns started painting the map. Boos for red states. Cheers for blue ones. Cheers for Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth's election to the Senate. Boos for Marco Rubio's reelection to the Senate in Florida.

Crowds across town gathered for watch parties as the polls closed, high off the momentum from voting and in the company of friends, comparing TV results with updates on Twitter. Less than 24 hours later, a Trump effigy burned at Lee Circle.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Y@ Speak: it's not over yet

Posted By on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 6:32 PM

As we wade through the traditional Election Day Eve flooding to celebrate our right to swim to a voting booth, let's look back at the week before we finally, finally reached the presidential election. (If you missed some Halloween-y stuff, check last week's bonus edition.)

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Y@ Speak: scary stories

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM


We bring you this (really) late edition to fit in some of your spooky Halloween tweets, plus terrifying tales from the Pelicans, and R.I.P. @BeingNOLA, who gave us a few final questionnaires before going to that big blue checkmark in the sky. May we all continue to follow and unfollow you into the next life.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Y@ Speak: haunted

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:15 AM

In this week's Tales from the Cryptkeeper (hello): "The City Where Nobody Lives... Except The Visitors" and "The Team That Is Good (?) But Is Actually Very Bad."

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Y@ Speak: can we survive 11 more games?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 5:17 PM

New Orleans survived another collective cardiac arrest brought on by our unrealistic expectations for success in sports crashing into a wall of reality. On to the next one. Also this week: comedians desecrate the city and false clown reports.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Y@ Speak: the deadline to register to vote in Louisiana is Oct. 11

Posted By on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 7:41 PM

In this week's edition of an election cycle in which candy must clarify its positions on refugees and sexual assault: Louisiana officials denounce Trump's comments (but not Trump) and we watched some "debates." Meanwhile: LSU thought it could take on a hurricane, and Mike Yenni won't step down despite many calls to do so after inappropriate and likely illegal sexual behavior. Sounds familiar!

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Y@ Speak: "divine intervention"

Posted By on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM


The Saints celebrate their first win of the season only to stare into the abyss of 12 very long weeks ahead. Meanwhile, the streets are caving in, again. Suck in that sweet, sweet autumn air and wipe away those tears from your overdrawn eye black for this week's edition.

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