What’s new with Carnival this year? Will construction affect your neighborhood parade? Where did your favorite Mardi Gras tradition come from?

If you have a question about New Orleans’ signature event, the city’s foremost Carnival expert, Arthur Hardy has an answer. Send them to AskArthur@theadvocate.com , mail it to Arthur Hardy at The New Orleans Advocate, 1010 Common St., Ste. 3030, New Orleans, La., 70112, or call us at (504) 432-9257.

Be sure to include your name, city and daytime contact information.

Arthur will respond to questions during the 10 days leading up to Fat Tuesday. Answers will be published on the front page of the EatPlayLive section. And Happy Mardi Gras!