Answers to Blake Pontchartrain's Carnival quiz

ANSWERS TO BLAKE'S CONFOUNDING CARNIVAL QUIZ 2017 (The questions were published in Gambit Feb. 14 and can be found online at www.bestofneworleans.com/blakequiz.) 1. C. ComusComus,...

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Clancy DuBos: The target is truth itself

An exhibit on Nazi propaganda resonates today
There are many enduring reasons to visit the National World War II Museum, but now through June 18, the sprawling center features an exhibition that makes...

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Blake Pontchartrain: Etienne de Bore

From sugar maker to the first mayor of New Orleans
Hey Blake, Can you give me more history about Etienne de Bore? I know he was the first mayor of New Orleans and is known...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain's confounding Carnival quiz

How much do you know about Mardi Gras?
Gambit’s own Blake Pontchartrain constructed this confounding Carnival quiz to test how much New Orleanians know about Mardi Gras, and his friend Rex Duke...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Bayou Potomac

Lawmakers return to Baton Rouge to address yet another mid-year budget crunch
State Rep. Cameron Henry (left), R-Metairie, is among the House leaders opposing Gov. John Bel Edwards' solutions to close the Louisiana budget shortfall. For most...

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Blakeview: Bunny Matthews

The artist and writer is Krewe du Vieux Royalty
When Krewe du Vieux rolls on Saturday (Feb. 11), the irreverent parade will have as its monarch Bunny Matthews, the artist and writer whose own...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: Night in Old New Orleans

The 80-year-old Spring Fiesta returns in March
Hey Blake, Can you tell me any history about the Night in Old New Orleans parade? My mom rode in the mid-to-late-1960s, when I...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: All-out war in Jefferson Parish

Yenni and Roberts have accused each other of being unfit for office
Who would have guessed a year ago that New Orleans politics would seem tame — boring, even — compared to those of Jefferson Parish? The...

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Blakeview: The Saenger Theatre

The landmark celebrates its 90th anniversary
This week marks the 90th anniversary of a local landmark: the Saenger Theatre, which opened on Feb. 4, 1927. The theater at the corner of Canal...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: John Kennedy Toole

On the author of A Confederacy of Dunces
Hey Blake, Can you give me some background on John Kennedy Toole and his family? Dear reader,   The author best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Counting coup, for now

Cannizzaro and Landrieu exchange barbs over funding and crime
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's barn-burning speech to the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) last week reminded me of political battles from a bygone era,...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: The Jung Hotel

A multimillion dollar effort is underway to renovate the building
A historic building is set to see new life this year when the old Jung Hotel on Canal Street reopens. The hotel, listed on the...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: The Mother of Orphans

A statue at Camp and Calliope honors Margaret Gaffney Haughery
Hey Blake, Can you tell us about the statue of a woman and child that just says "Margaret" on it and is located at...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: The Senate’s Brown-out

A growing chorus of lawmakers calls for state Sen. Troy Brown’s resignation
Sen. Troy Brown has offered a plan to avoid expulsion from the Senate for domestic violence charges, but it isn't enough. State Sen. Troy Brown,...

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Blakeview: The Athenaeum

With Mardi Gras little more than a month away, this is prime time for Carnival balls. For more than 40 years, from 1896 until 1937,...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: “Huba Huba!” to the West Bank

Signs on the bridge told drivers to keep moving
Hey Blake, Did I dream this or did there used to be a sign on the top span of the old Crescent City Connection going...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Another busy election year

Campaigns for mayor, City Council, sheriff, state treasurer and more
Only a few months ago, 2017 was shaping up to be a big election year in New Orleans but relatively calm elsewhere. Now it appears...

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Blakeview: Tipitina’s

This week marks the 40th anniversary of a New Orleans institution that feels like it's been at the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Another rough year ahead for Edwards

This year already is shaping up to be just as challenging as last year for Gov. John Bel Edwards, and that's without floods and mass shootings....

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Blake Pontchartrain: Gilmore Park on Laurel Street

On one of Uptown’s “pocket parks”
Hey Blake, Gilmore Park is on Laurel Street on either side of State Street. Why is it there? Someone told me it was the...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: McKenzie’s Bakery

This week, as we mark Twelfth Night (Jan. 6), we also celebrate the kickoff of king cake season. For nearly 80 years, one bakery's name...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: The Fink Asylum and The Delachaise house

A brief history of an Uptown plantation
Hey Blake, I live in the Beaucaire Condo Association near Touro Infirmary. Is it true there was an "old maidens' home" or something else...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Louisiana political stories to watch in 2017

What to expect in the New Year
As we rush headlong into 2017, some of the new year's top political stories already are taking shape because of events that occurred in 2016....

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Blakeview: City Park’s Storyland

This week marks the 60th anniversary of a spot that has delighted children for generations. City Park's Storyland was dedicated on Dec. 30, 1956 and...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos’ top 10 political stories of 2016

And what will make headlines in 2017
Donald Trump's upending of the presidential election wasn't the only political surprise of 2016. We had plenty of shockers here in Louisiana, starting with the...

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