Monday, July 11, 2016

Y@ Speak: #AltonSterling and #BatonRouge

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Twitter allows us nearly minute-by-minute live accounts of anything happening at any time, including the overwhelming, war-like response to protests and marches in the wake of Alton Sterling's death by Baton Rogue police officers last week. Reports from the weekend's protests have used words like "standoff" to describe what was more like a one-sided riot response — where there was no riot. This week's edition follows last week's vigils, rallies and updates from Baton Rouge, all aired on Twitter by the hundreds of witnesses who were there.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Y@ Speak: #OpenForEssence

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Last week Twitter got together for some good old-fashioned online shaming during the 2016 Essence Festival. Also: #MrStealYourGrandma made it to New Orleans, we say goodbye to Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson, and people camped outside a Raising Cane's.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Y@ Speak: "still in the hole"

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:20 PM

This week: Irvin Mayfield had a breakfast, Baby Cakes should win by default, and Buddy & The Brow is gearing to be  the best buddy cop flick of 1981. Also: Baton Rouge and England explode simultaneously and the heat is strong enough to bend time.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Y@ Speak: New Orleans Pride

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM

While Congress is busy putting its thoughts and prayers to work, New Orleans celebrates Pride. Also: the short-term rental debate: Chapter 8,000, and the state Legislature melts into a terrible candle.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Y@ Speak: hate won't win

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Y@ Speak: hurricane season

Posted By on Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 5:35 PM

As the Louisiana Legislature turns into "that season of an animated series they had to finish in Korea"-level collapse, we brace for the beginnings of hurricane season, a time to horde water and chips like we're all your prepper uncle.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Y@ Speak: "satire"

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Last week delivered us a crash course in nonapologies, from state Rep. Kenneth "It Was Satire" Havard's unapologetic sexism to Bayou Boogaloo's Fence-pot Dome Scandal (can we start that instead of adding "gate" to any minor controversy). Also this week: ... what if termites adapted to eat people?

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Y@ Speak: termite life

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 2:50 PM

It's that time of year when 87 percent of New Orleans is just 100 pounds of termites shaped into people. They're among us — in line at the bank, sipping a beer at the bar, in a pile of their dead friends under your living room lamp. If you survived the recent swarms, here's your week: killer strawberries, medical marijuana, and hey, the state budget was figured out in time so our legislators could be home for Scandal.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Y@ Speak: AirBnBey

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM

New Orleans debates Airbnb, worships at the altar of Beyonce and throws a party celebrating our crumbling infrastructure — because everything is such a silly goof in this magical town made of dreams that even the mayor had an "only in New Orleans" take. More from this week on Twitter: Sean Payton in seersucker, because horses/wealth:

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Y@ Speak: purple rained out

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 4:05 PM

After you wash off the Patient Zero-level disease you collected from the musical horse river, let's look at some holes! Massive, people- and car-eating holes sprouting across the city like nightmare moles forecasting some kind of apocalypse or the earth's reclamation of our devil town — that's just so NOLA.

Also: meet a racist deputy!

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