For over 70 years, visitors and locals alike have considered Brennan’s Restaurant one of the French Quarter’s top-dining locations. In 1946, New Orleans native Owen Brennan founded the restaurant and since then, Brennan’s has specialized in fine…

On March 1, 1967, New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw was arrested at his home on 1313 Dauphine Street on charges that he conspired to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison believed that Shaw had conspired…

The Morales-Arlington’s tomb once held one of New Orleans most notorious madams, Josie Arlington, from the city’s equally notorious red light district, Storyville. Arlington's reputation and the tomb she created for herself have attracted…

On August 9, 1963, New Orleans native Lee Harvey Oswald stood in front of the Ward Discount House at the corner of Canal and St. Charles streets distributing his Fair Play for Cuba Committee leaflets. The Fair Play for Cuba Committee was a…

On August 9, 1963, only three months before he was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy, New Orleans native Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested after an altercation due to handing out leaflets at the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles…

Harriet Martineau, Saxe Weimar, and numerous other antebellum writers described New Orleans free women of color as promiscuous, seductive characters who sought partnerships with wealthy white men so they could live a life of leisure. Indeed,…

Many visitors to New Orleans are familiar with the song “The House of the Rising Sun,” made popular by the English band The Animals in 1967. The song itself has roots far back in English folk balladry, long before any association with New Orleans.…

Journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley, who coined the now-famous phrase “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” during his travels, spent formative years in New Orleans. The origins of Henry Morton Stanley's persona are under much debate, but there…