New Orleans institution F&F Botanica and Candle Shop closed after several deaths in the family
After a trip to the rural midwest Chris Rose writes about how bad the crime is in New Orleans in comparison.
Chris Rose writes that we are all pawns in these NFL taking a knee patriot games, where your patriotism is measured by what stance you take on this controversial matter.
Chris Rose writes about the Mardi Gras Indians and the much theorized origins of this culture.  They are groups of people of color who spend all year painstakingly making these insane looking costumes, trying to look better than their competitors.  
Like it or not, New Orleans needs The Tourists.
Chris Rose hopes that after this election we can move past demagogues taking over public squares (like Jackson Square). For New Orleans Magazine.
Chris Rose talks about getting sucker punched for no reason at Mardi Gras, then punching his attacker, thusly becoming one of those guys that gets into fights at Mardi Gras that he hates so much.  I think he’s being a little hard on himself. 
Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor did one good thing in Chris Rose’s opinion.  He poured time and money into Armstrong Park and it was revitalized.
Chris Rose didn’t make it as a baseball player and ended up a writer.
The print industry is dying and writer Chris Rose talks about hustling to make ends meet because of it. I’m sure this one has been done before but it seemed like what I should do.
story on panhandlers known as “sign flyers” for new orleans magazine.  Not all homeless are pan handlers and not all pan handlers are homeless.  Some approach sign flying as a job.
Le Courir de Mardi Gras is this insane tradition that happens during Mardi Gras in New Orleans involving riding horses far out of town, drinking a lot all day, begging for food, and chasing chickens around to make gumbo out of.  Oh and dressing like this.  The HBO show true detective showed some of this.  Louisiana has outlawed wearing hoods and maskes in public but makes some exceptions for this.  Personally creeps me out.
Writer Chris Rose’s son found a gun at Armstrong park in New Orleans when they were playing bocce ball.  He worries about the effects this has had on his kids.  I thought I had a few other good ideas here too.
Chris Rose starts a new monthly column for New Orleans magazine and talks about the neurotic difficulties.  Sport for New Orleans magazine
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