Drug traffickers are making their own Fentanyl, a powerful opioid pain medication used for extreme medical conditions, and selling it mixed with or instead of heroin. Much cheaper to make than heroin, and exponentially more potent, it's easier for users to overdose on Fentanyl. In New Orleans, Fentanyl deaths now outpace the murder rate.
Mardi Gras is about ephemera, the thrill of the chase. In New Orleans, that's cajoling a strand of special glass beads or a glittered coconut from the hands of a stranger high up on a parade float. But the moment that trinket is nabbed, the recipient might think: Now what ...
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Of course. It sounds so inevitable, you might assume it's existed since time immemorial: a museum to celebrate the food and drink of the American South, to enshrine barbecue and grits, showcase the heritage of Louisiana shrimpers and Kentucky bourbon.
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