New Orleans

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Blue Bayou review – painful drama about the US’s answer to the Windrush scandal
Justin Chon’s fierce heartbreaker, written and starring himself, centres on a Korean-American whose family is threatened by racist government policy

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Plessy v Ferguson upheld segregation – now Plessy’s family seeks a pardon
125 years after the landmark ruling, Plessy and Ferguson descendants and the New Orleans district attorney are seeking a posthumous pardon

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

12, Nov, 2021 @3:25 PM

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‘I’ve been dead so many times’: the life and times of New Orleans’s blues king
Little Freddie King has survived three shootings, stabbings, a near fatal bike accident, a stomach ulcer, an accidental electrocution, Hurricane Katrina, and now a pandemic

Oliver Laughland

30, Sep, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon review – B-movie thrills in New Orleans superhero gumbo
The new film from Ana Lily Amirpour will keep the fans happy with the tale of mind-controlling waitress on the loose the French Quarter

Xan Brooks

05, Sep, 2021 @7:45 PM

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‘I feel abandoned’: New Orleanians swelter through days without power
Brutal heat follows wreckage of Hurricane Ida, with many residents unaware of city’s offers of assistance

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Louisiana governor tells Hurricane Ida evacuees it’s too soon to return
More than 1m homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi without power but restoration could take weeks

Maya Yang

31, Aug, 2021 @8:52 PM

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Hurricane Ida: more than 1m without power as New Orleans assesses damage
Crews using airboats and helicopters conduct search and rescue missions after at least two people killed

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans and Richard Luscombe

31, Aug, 2021 @7:52 AM

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‘Like a monster tried to get in’: New Orleans, scarred by Katrina, surveys Ida’s wreckage
Residents grapple with damaged buildings and widespread power outages – but find reasons to be thankful

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans and Bridge City, Louisiana

31, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hurricane Ida: first death in Louisiana as New Orleans loses power – as it happened
Sheriffs say person killed by falling tree in Prairieville as city of New Orleans falls back on power generators after network fails

Lauren Aratani (now) and Rebecca Ratcliffe and Martin Farrer (earlier)

30, Aug, 2021 @6:51 PM

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New Orleans battered by Hurricane Ida as storm claims first victim in Louisiana
A million households without power as governor says system of levees overhauled after Hurricane Katrina will face ‘most severe test’

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans, Lauren Aratani in New York and agencies

30, Aug, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Hurricane Ida: New Orleans loses power as category 4 storm hits
Storm hits land on 16th anniversary of Katrina, with Louisiana governor confident levees will hold

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

30, Aug, 2021 @1:03 AM

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Hurricane Ida: thousands evacuate from New Orleans as storm bears down
Category 4 storm forecast to make landfall on Sunday, 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as mayor warns: ‘Time is not on our side’

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans, Richard Luscombe and Martin Pengelly

28, Aug, 2021 @10:13 PM

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