Who We Are
Written by Editors
Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:36
NOLAFugees.com began publication in November of 2005 as a bi-weekly online magazine documenting life in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, ranging from the surreal to the peculiar to the gravely serious.
Formed by refugees from New Orleans, NOLAFugees.com was conceived as a response to the national media coverage of the flooding of the Crescent City. After witnessing the gross inaccuracies which served to document the greatest natural disaster in American history, we decided we'd try our hands at chronicling life in the wake of the storm.
Since then we have expanded our pool of talented writers and the range of topics we cover around the city and to points beyond. Our content includes political and social commentary, coverage of local music and culture, iconoclastic first-person essays, and our trademark sharp and controversial satire that “blurs the lines” between fact and fiction in New Orleans.
Our mission is to provide another record of life in New Orleans, one that exists beyond the mainstream news, the alternative weeklies, the guidebooks and tourist commercials. As longtime residents of the Crescent City, we are partisans, but we are advocates for the city as it is, not the city as it is branded. Our New Orleans is wild, dangerous, and random. It is a city of great possibilities and of great failures. It is a city unlike any other.
Which is why we advocate Secession .
Our first book, Year Zero: A Year of Reporting from Post-Katrina New Orleans, was released in March, 2007 to great reviews. Scheduled for release in October, 2007 is Life in the Wake: A Collection of New Orleans Fiction, Post-Katrina.
NOLAFugees.com also seeks to promote New Orleans artists, writers and musicians. With a simple registration, any reader can post comments on our content, or submit his or her own articles, images, audio or video for publication.
You can link or post your content via our facebook, myspace, or youtube sites, increasing your exposure.
If you are a musician, artist , or local business with a gig to promote, click here to set something up.
And if you are a university student, NOLAFugees.com offers the best writing & publishing internship in the city. Click here for more info.
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