This year marks the 70th anniversary of Lucky Dogs, the hot dogs sold from iconic wiener-shaped carts on the streets of the French Quarter. The business, which is headquartered on Gravier Street in the Central Business District, was founded in 1948 by the Loyacano brothers — Steve and Erasmu… Read more

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the so-called “September to Remember” or “Battle of New Orleans,” the heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks in the Superdome. In a stunning upset earlier in the year, Spinks defeated Ali, so the New Orleans fight was bille… Read more

Our look at Louisiana college mascots takes us to Louisiana State University, whose athletes have been known as Tigers since the 1890s. LSU’s football team played without a name for its first three seasons before adopting the nickname “Tigers” in 1896. Read more

With the fall semester upon us, we'll take the next few weeks to look at the history of the mascots and symbols of some local universities. Read more

August marks the 70th anniversary of Community Bargain Days, a semiannual campaign that for more than 40 years lured shoppers to New Orleans retailers, particularly downtown merchants during the heyday of Canal Street. The first Community Bargain Days were held Aug. 16-18, 1948. Read more