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  • Lunch at Mother's with Daddy

    Lunch at Mother's with Daddy

    How can I forget my treasured memories of my late mom and dad?   If you're a “full-fledged 'Yat Native'” like me who grew up on Broadway...

  • Love Laments

    Love Laments

    Once in a blue moon—like when I buy a lottery ticket that I just know is gonna be a winner—I think of moving away, perhaps to Costa Rica, Paris, or Greece. Sometimes I...

  • On Higher Learning or School Daze

    On Higher Learning or School Daze

    It’s the election cycle, football season, dirty laundry is waist high, and it’s ladies night at your local pub … Forget it! You’ve got homework assignments...

  • Just A Waitress

    Just A Waitress

    Her answer to my question was "just a waitress". These are three words I never enjoy hearing. This is a response that doesn’t begin to give meaning or full credit...

  • 9 Things You Can Get Away With in New Orleans and Not Other Cities

    9 Things You Can Get Away With in New Orleans and Not Other Cities

    New Orleans is a unique city in many ways.  The food, the music, the party culture, the festivals, the weddings, the graveyards, the culture in general… the list goes...

  • 20 Stories From the Past 20 Years: Part 1

    20 Stories From the Past 20 Years: Part 1

    Everybody loves birthdays. They are not only a time of celebration, but they also serve as a time of reflection on all of the accomplishments one has achieved prior to that date....

  • 20 Stories From the Past 20 Years: Part 2

    20 Stories From the Past 20 Years: Part 2

    MUSEUMS CONT'D 11. Ogden Museum of Southern Art Located on Camp Street in the CBD, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a local museum that primarily focuses on...

  • What's Also Turning 20 in 2017?

    What's Also Turning 20 in 2017?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Where Y’at Magazine is turning 20 years old this year! Which in the rest of the world means almost able to drink, but in Louisiana, means you’ve been...

  • Boots for Talkin' da Talk and Walkin' da Walk

    Boots for Talkin' da Talk and Walkin' da Walk

    “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'… 
    And that's just what they'll do.... 
    One of these days 
    These boots are gonna fit...

  • Get Creeped Out at the 7th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest

    Get Creeped Out at the 7th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest

    You can either hide under the bed and shiver or face terror head-on by going out to the theater for the seventh annual NOLA Horror Film Fest, which runs from September 21 thru the...

  • Pedal to the Metal OR A Letter to Lincoln

    Pedal to the Metal OR A Letter to Lincoln

    Dear Mr. Lincoln,  I realize that you have done some really noteworthy things, remarkable things, to say the least. However, those things notwithstanding, I’m...

  • Review of Valiant Theatre's Show Three

    Review of Valiant Theatre's Show Three

    NOLA Voice Theatre ends its season run at the Valiant Theatre and Lounge with continued mystery and plenty of laughs to spare. With a duty to keep the magic of radio...

  • Lefty

    Lefty

    Lefty got her name by way of being left at the wrong place at the wrong time—however, she took it to mean something it was never intended to be. She obviously was a bit taken...

  • Grass Cutting Stories

    Grass Cutting Stories

    It's that time of the year when you usually have to face the weekly chore of cutting the grass – very likely having to be nagged by someone you know to spur you on with...

  • The Easiest Thing About the Big Easy: Moving Here

    The Easiest Thing About the Big Easy: Moving Here

    Looking back at my four years of college in Uptown New Orleans, I can hardly say I’m surprised that I made the choice to stay here after I graduated. No, I did not get a big...

  • 15 Plans That Will

    15 Plans That Will "Normalize" Your Drinking Habit

    Are you the only one in your group of friends who seems to have your priorities straight and therefore cares how you’re all going to drink at events? Do you keep trying to...

  • Teach Your Children, and Let Them Teach You

    Teach Your Children, and Let Them Teach You

    As we approach Labor Day weekend and I hope to head to our annual fishing fun on the Gulf Coast, I'm brought back to this memory from 3 years...

  • Tattoo You

    Tattoo You

    I don’t mind that they hurt like the dickens—like a shard of burning, jagged, broken glass being scraped into your skin with a feel and sound of an electrically...

  • 12 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina

    12 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina

    Every day, I pass her signature, stubborn and indelible—an autograph deeply imprinted from the added force of incompetence and malfeasance. Katrina the hurricane, not The...

  • Doctor With A Heart of Roses

    Doctor With A Heart of Roses

    It's the fall of 2001, and I'm sitting here at my office desk looking through the glass enclosure that separates me and my Case Manger Nurse, Joan, from the Telemetry...

  • A Day for the Kids!

    A Day for the Kids!

    “Cami Bar’s Sitting Services” was what the heading of my business card said. Yes, I had a business card; I took my business very seriously (and still...

  • The NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival is Back

    The NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival is Back

    What is the NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival? According to their website, it is “a showcase performance opportunity event featuring artists selected because they...

  • Leaky Faucets Or Question One

    Leaky Faucets Or Question One

    In America, one of our basic freedoms is freedom of speech. Yes, it’s your First Amendment right to speak your mind, voice your opinion, wave your freak flag, and/or poke fun...

  • Cooking Up Some Romance...

    Cooking Up Some Romance...

    So my better-half and I recently celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary on July 30th!   What a blessing that we were able to attend on the eve of our anniversary a...

  • Chill Out!

    Chill Out!

    I don’t need to tell you how much I dislike the extreme heat and mugginess of summer, but I will anyway. I bitch and complain like a polar bear on a BBQ spit.  I find...

  • Floored by Saints and Loss of Heroes

    Floored by Saints and Loss of Heroes

    Nowadays, we, like many folks have wooden or hard floors, as they are easy to take care of and are not associated with pestering people with allergies. 

    But I...

  • New Art Exhibit Opens at The Old No. 77 Hotel, Just in Time for White Linen Night

    New Art Exhibit Opens at The Old No. 77 Hotel, Just in Time for White Linen Night

    In honor of the upcoming White Linen Night, guests joined the Where Y’Art team at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery Thursday night for a cocktail and a preview of their...

  • The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company Presents <em>Camino Real</em>

    The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company Presents Camino Real

    No one gets into the dark, twisty, and offbeat head of Tennessee Williams better than the theater company by the same name. And the latest production by The Tennessee Williams...

  • Fishing or Phishing: Getting Caught By the Big One For A Spouse

    Fishing or Phishing: Getting Caught By the Big One For A Spouse

    “I told you we should've left earlier … we're gonna miss Tammy and the fishing expedition! - an exasperated Tracy yelled out ... “Well, go ahead...

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