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Sunday, December 31, 2017

29 of the year's Gambit cover stories you may have missed

Posted By on Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM

It's been a rough year for some alt-weeklies (as well as daily papers and news websites), but what continues to work for us — and seems to work for you — is locally written and produced stories about our city, potholes and all.

We get it. You're busy. But we've been busy too. Here are 29 of the cover stories from 2017 in the five areas in which we specialize: news, politics, city life, food and the arts. Maybe you missed a couple.

NEWS
• The year in drugs: What lies ahead in drug policy for the U.S., and for Louisiana
• New Orleans protests: Inauguration Day marches, the Women's March and more
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• Home sick — the rental registry: New Orleans housing stock in need of repair
• A-breasted development: How New Orleans tattoo artists help breast cancer survivors
• A blueprint for murder reduction: Criminologist Jeff Asher on the crime rate
• Beyond the wall: Local immigrants face an uncertain future under the Trump administration
• Young lives behind bars: Louisiana considers abolishing life without parole for some juvenile offenders
• The facts of life: The sorry state of sex education in Louisiana
• The Landrieu legacy on crime: What the mayor got right — and wrong
• Project Censored: The 10 most under-covered stories of the year
• Breaking the (hurricane) scale: After a destructive hurricane season, is the 1-to-5 Saffir-Simpson scale outdated?
• Shift change: How New Orleans hospitality workers are organizing their industry

POLITICS
• Making them listen
: How to reach Louisiana's elected officials
• The new progressives: Progressive groups and activists in New Orleans turn their attention to fall elections — and beyond
• Wake up, voters!: After months of lethargy, are voters ready to make up their minds?
• She said, she said: A war of words — and accusations — in the race for New Orleans mayor

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CITY LIFE
• Wake the lake: Developers hope to restore Lake Pontchartrain's lakefront as a major recreation destination
• Street appeal: New Orleans life through the lens of photographer Cheryl Gerber
• The fall of malls: As retailers struggle, what’s next for malls in Louisiana?
• It isn't easy being Greenway: What will be the future of the Lafitte Greenway?
• "Is New Orleans Worth It?": One of our most-discussed cover stories of the year

FOOD
• Snow days: Chatting (and eating) with the author of a guide to New Orleans snowball stands
• Honduran connection: A chef's tour of Honduran cuisine in New Orleans
• New Orleans women chefs: The fight for kitchen equality

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
• Wild Hawx: New Orleans wrestler Luke Hawx leaps from the ring to the screen
• King James' version: King James and the Special Men rule Monday nights in New Orleans
• Ring masters: Aerialists, acrobats and jugglers build a circus scene in New Orleans
• The 2017 Music Issue: This year's class of up-and-coming New Orleans musicians
• Prospect.4: A guide to the art around New Orleans
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