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Monday, August 11, 2014

Y@ Speak: summertime blues

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM

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In the tradition of @Editilla vs. Bacchanal comes another summertime online meltdown, as barbecue joint @NOLAsmokehouse began its barbefeud with @SquealNola following a break in at the latter's Oak Street restaurant. That and more in this week's dog days Y@ Speak, including Drew Brees goofing on coach Sean Payton and Red Dress Run aftermath.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Y@ Speak: gang colors

Posted By on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 11:55 AM


In this week's Y@ Speak, New Orleans goes to war. We remember those who fought in the battles of White Linen Night, newspaper printing schedules and Mike Ditka's wine, and Buffa's and Sidney Torres face off in court (kind of) and Sean Payton goofs on a balding Drew Brees. Elsewhere: Doug MacCash unveils a new rating system (and recovers from White Linen) and Rob Ryan goes to Wal-Mart.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Y@ Speak: You're so New Orleans

Posted By on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM

But are you really? Did you buy a Groupon for bottle service? How "excited" are you about Phil Anselmo? And what did you tell the car boot company you wanted on your pizza? All that and more in this week's Y@ Speak.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Y@ Speak: @BeingYONCE

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:31 PM


Before Beyonce and Jay-Z unhinged their jaws and ate the City of New Orleans, we got maybe a little too drunk, bought a llama, ordered Uber ice cream, and went to Shamrock, and somebody (cough Wendell Pierce cough) passed out at our house. Also, Rob Ryan ate three airport pizzas, and Scott Walker mesmerized audiences by... cleaning his closet.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Y@ Speak: "targeted, smeared, tarnished"

Posted By on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM


Or smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered and capped. Your Waffle House hashbrown preparation is not far off from how you would describe how you've been treated by the public. This week's Y@ Speak looks at Ray Nagin's sentencing, as well as the return of Sidney Torres, Disney-fication, and the annual Running of the Bulls.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Y@Speak instant reaction: Twitter on Ray Nagin's sentencing

Posted By on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:08 AM

While legal analysts and talking heads were weighing in on U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan's sentencing of former Mayor Ray Nagin, Twitter was weighing in as well. A sampling of the 140-character reaction:



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Monday, July 7, 2014

Y@ Speak: #EssenceFest

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM


It purple rained all over the place, from fireworks to Prince to... nope, just those things. This week's Y@ Speak looks at some 2014 Essence Fest highlights to local pols reacting to Hobby Lobby and if New Orleans was built for bumper cars.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Y@ Speak: the heat is on

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM


It's summertime in New Orleans. It's hot and violent and due for a vacation from both of those things. A week after New Orleans officials celebrated its award of "most liveable city," a group of people were shot on Bourbon Street. Here's a look back at a taste of swampy weather, shootings and Keanu Reeves oberving a Jefferson Parish murder trial.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Y@ Speak: chicken boxing or boxed chicken

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM


Which do you prefer? Mild or spicy? Boxed or boxing? This week New Orleans asks the tough questions: Common Core or not? Where do all the vape stores come from? Would you like a weed lollipop? What is soccer?

Your questions answered, kind of, in this week's Y@ Speak.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Y@ Speak: closing time

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 1:02 PM


You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. That goes for you, nude bicyclists, dudes passing out in public and a certain restaurant. For others, it's primetime futbol, reality TV, Walmart, dad and "beignets raining from the trees" season — all in this week's Y@ Speak.

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