New Orleans

USA Guide: New Orleans Highlights

Zahra Razavi | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Land of cheap drinks, seedy clubs, greasy takeaway restaurants - no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a few nights spent on the city's most notorious street. There's lots on offer and lots to see but planning is crucial or you'll likely be roped into all sorts of expensive mischief.

It's Shrove Tuesday - Time For The Breakfast Of Kings

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

Whether you know it as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, 17 February is the day to gorge on one of the most fattening of breakfast treats. Commemorat...

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Ten Historic US Hotels

Mike Gerrard | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

From Southern plantation homes to buildings that feature on city tours, there are US hotels that are definitely places to see as well as to stay in.

The Big Easy

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been in New Orleans for just under a week and I think it's safe to say that I love it already... Almost everyone here is extremely kind and enthusiastic, for example, an RA (resident assistant) commented that they were "SO PUMPED!" to meet the new students...

No Smoke Fairies Without Fire

Jason Holmes | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

While Smoke Fairies are championed by BBC Radio 6 Music and XFm, a welcome development recently came when the government invested £550,000 of public money in the Music Export Growth Scheme; the band was allocated a slice of the cake which "makes it possible for us to take our full band to the US", says Jessica.

Cocktail Diaries: How to Make a Bourbon Street Blues

Janan Jay | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janan Jay

The London Cocktails scene is thriving - and the things I get asked more often than not are - where to go, what to drink and how to make something up at home. This is a series focuses on answering those questions with the help of industry professionals.

It's a New Orleans Thing Rejoices Allen Toussaint

Larry Jaffee | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

I tell the 75-year-old New Orleans pianist that his dinner jacket was pretty snazzy and I'd gladly swap. He signs my vintage LP instead, which I'll surely treasure for the rest of my days.

WATCH: This Cop Can DANCE!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Here in the UK, we have policemen and women joining in at the Notting Hill Carnival. Over in America, they have cops like Detective Winston Harbin - w...

Tasty Eats in Bywater, New Orleans

Peggy Nuttall | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peggy Nuttall

A magnet for bohemians and fertile ground for new and interesting restaurants and bars, Bywater is on the rise but it's not quite there yet, so for now the beautifully colourful tree-lined streets are peaceful and the people are some of the most laid back and friendly you'll ever meet.

Mother's Day Parade Shooting Leaves 19 Injured In New Orleans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

A shooting at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans has left 19 people injured, three of them critically. There are no reports of fatalities but the...

No More Muscles: Beyoncé Issues Just Two Flattering Snaps As She Kicks Off World Tour

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Beyoncé kicked off her world tour on Monday – and pulled out all the stops to ensure there was no repeat of her “muscly” appearance at February...

Land of the Free

Paul_Smith | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics

Stand in front of the White House in DC, and you sense that this must be the most preciously, if discreetly, guarded building in the world. Any attack on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would be too iconic for Americans to bear

Bad Day At The Office For Beyonce?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Not photoshopped. Not airbrushed in any way at all. We can assure you that this picture has had absolutely nothing done to it (as far as we know) on i...

Bob Dylan's 'New Orleans Series' Goes On Display

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

"There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better," wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles. "Ne...

WATCH: News Reporter Gets Revenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Imagine the scene. You're a hardworking, professional news reporter doing a live section from a street in New Orleans. You're talking about how people...

Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl XLVII but Didn't Care Enough to Ask

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport
Charlie Lindlar

Thousands of plucky Britons will be trying to stay awake (and wondering why they did) at about 1am on Sunday night as they watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in this year's Super Bowl. But why should you care?

'A Message To My Rapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Brie Lybrand, a New Orleans actress, teacher and model had a modest following on YouTube - posting cute make-up tutorials, shopping tips, and tours o...

One Dead As Isaac Batters US Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

At least one man is believed dead as Tropical Storm Isaac spun tornadoes across Mississippi and Alabama on Thursday, causing flooding across the state...

Breezy Does It: Hurricane Isaac-Baiting

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

As Hurricane Isaac crashed on to land, some Louisiana residents ignored warnings of potentially life-threatening storm surges and 100mph gusts and sim...

LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Isaac Slams Into New Orleans, Over 500,000 Without Power

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm but nore before it slammed into New Orleans, lashing the city with 80mph winds and relentlessl...

One Sharp Cat: Nick Etwell

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Shoreditch in east London. It's in the Bricklayer's Arms that Nick Etwell greets me with a grin, a paisley scarf knotted around his throat.

Sir Michael Trapped In An Attic | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

My name is Michael Caine. I am stuck in an attic... and not many people know that. In fact, no one knew – and the Hollywood star had to spend the...

Zac Efron Overwhelmed By Love Scenes With Nicole Kidman

WENN | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Zac Efron was delighted to land a role playing Nicole Kidman's onscreen lover in The Paperboy and has called the pair's saucy scenes the "highlight" o...

WATCH: Human Dominoes World Record Broken

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Two days ago, the world record for the biggest mattress-based human domino run stood at 550, as carried out by a group of plucky Belgians last year. ...