new orleans

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New Orleans As Hot Boyfriend

a: New orleans ~
b: the boyfriend who is really hot

What: "New Orleans is like the boyfriend who is really hot but you know things are not going to work out. Cities are like people. All people are crazy; it's just a matter of finding the right crazy for you."

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Writer: Sara Gran
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Date: Jun 7 2012 6:57 PM


The Southern Siren

a: New orleans ~
b: the Siren Song

What: It is traditions like enjoying a Reveillon dinner during the holidays," she reflects. "New Orleans is like a siren song. People come here and sometimes never leave."

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Writer: Debra Shriver
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Date: Jun 12 2012 1:51 PM


Small Latin Town

a: New orleans ~
b: living in a small town

What: "Culturally, living in New Orleans is like living in a small town, but one with aspirations of being a big town. There is a very entrenched aristocracy and a very entrenched division of race, class, and gender. Living in New Orleans often can feel like going back in time."

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Writer: Tim Quick
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Date: Jun 12 2012 1:53 PM


Contrast New Orleans, Detroit

a: New orleans ~
b: a traditional European city

What: "New Orleans is like a traditional European city. Detroit is a modern American metropolis. Urbanity is a New Orleans legacy. In Detroit, urbanity has been generally frowned on although that mentality is changing. The ranks of those that want an urban Detroit are growing."

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Writer: Frank Arvan
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Date: Jun 12 2012 1:57 PM


New Orleans As Ms Spears

a: New orleans ~
b: meeting Britney Spears

What: See the discussion in the link.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:02 PM


Downtown As Double-yolked Egg

a: New orleans ~
b: double-yolked egg

What: "New Orleans is like a double-yolked egg with essentially two "downtowns," the French Quarter and the "American Sector/Faubourg St. Mary" or CBD. So, the American CBD developed around the same time that most older eastern cities in America were urbanizing, with the French Quarter being developed much earlier."

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Writer: rcp11889
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:05 PM


2 Catholic Cities

a: New orleans ~
b: Boston

What: "New Orleans is like Boston in that there is a strong Catholic presence there."

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Writer: stormweary
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:07 PM


Memorable New Orleans

a: New orleans ~
b: a good memory

What: "New Orleans is like a good memory that rests easy on your mind - the music is sweet, the food divine, the atmosphere captivating, and the pace is definitely more leisurely."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:09 PM


A Beat Up Beautiful Woman

a: New orleans ~
b: a beautiful woman

What: "New Orleans is like a beautiful woman whose had one eye gauged out, has two missing limbs, and a permanently damaged outlook....but...and this is very important...she's not dead."-

Useful?
Writer: Anthony Bourdain
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 12 2012 2:12 PM


New Orleans As Algiers

a: New orleans ~
b: Algiers

What: "He wanted to record in New Orleans "because I see parallels between African and American music, and between the music of the African slaves who came to New Orleans, and that of the Gnawas, the black desert tribes who became slaves of the Arabs in north Africa. And New Orleans is like Algiers. They were both French colonies at one time, and there's even an area there called Algiers." He was delighted to find that some of the local Louisiana Zydeco drum patterns are remarkably similar to rai."

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Writer: bmansmusiciansreport
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:49 PM


New Orleans=paris=rome

a: New orleans ~
b: Paris and Rome

What: "Expect a slower pace. New Orleans is like Paris and Rome in the sense that people are there to enjoy life, not keep to a schedule. Appointments may slip five minutes or 15 minutes or half an hour."

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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 12 2012 2:13 PM


New Orleans As Relationship

a: New orleans ~
b: being in dystunctional relationship

What: "Living in New Orleans is like being in a dysfunctional relationship. You don't like the crime and brutality of New Orleans but then spring time comes and you're at the French Quarter Festival looking at the splendor of the Mississippi River and you forget that your house was broken into in the fall and that your laptop with 80 percent of your writings was stolen."

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Writer: Cate Czarnecki
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:16 PM


An Old English Borough

a: New orleans ~
b: a rotten borough in England

What: "Thus, New Orleans is like a rotten borough in England: nobody lives there, but there are still some pickings for the political class to work over."

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Writer: Paul T. Hill, Jane
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:19 PM


New Orleans=venice

a: New orleans ~
b: Venice

What: "Dan Cameron believed that New Orleans is like Venice, a treasure trove of cultural riches, and he aimed to reclaim it for the world."

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Writer: Dan Cameron
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:21 PM


Jazz Pilgrims

a: New orleans ~
b: a pilgrimage spot

What: "The city is a great tourist place even today and the clubs and bars still have live bands that play great Jazz and Blues. In fact, for a music lover, New Orleans is like a pilgrimage spot."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:23 PM


The Saucer Shaped City

a: New orleans ~
b: saucer

What: "New Orleans is like a saucer, levees that have been built to protect us from the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain waters also retain all the rain water that falls with in the city, making the city vulnerable to floods."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:25 PM


No Ieds Though

a: New orleans ~
b: Iraq

What: " New Orleans is like Iraq--it was a mess yesterday, it's a mess today and will still be a mess tomorrow. So it fades in and out of the news. And I fear it will continue to fade once anniversary week is over."

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Writer: Howard Kurtz
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:28 PM


New Orleans As Cobweb

a: New orleans ~
b: great cobweb

What: "New Orleans is like a great cobweb that a primeval hairy spider has left for us to navigate. For hundreds years we have made our way through the web, waiting for the moment when someone will make sense of this city."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 12 2012 2:30 PM


Huh?

a: New orleans ~
b: Memphis on steroids

What: "A description that I gained from the infamous Richmond house party swirls round my head - "New Orleans is like Memphis on steroids". And it is."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:32 PM



a: New orleans ~
b: a bowl

What: "New Orleans is like a bowl, sitting in a tub of water; you tip it a little, either way, and water starts pouring in."

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Writer: Ann Rice
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:34 PM


New Orleans=costume

a: New orleans ~
b: costume

What: "New Orleans is like a painstakingly beaded Mardi Gras Indian costume that tells a love story, shot with bright color and unforgettable symbols."

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Writer: Simonette Berry
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:38 PM


New Orleans=gumbo

a: New orleans ~
b: gumbo

What: "New Orleans is like a wonderful Gumbo, it's a mix of old/new, religion/spirituality, spicy/sweet, rich/poor, cultured/trashy - it's all tangled up and cooked just right! If you live there, your roots are there and that's all you need to know! It's something about the place that's in your nostrils, and your blood!"

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Writer: Spiritgirl
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Date: Jun 12 2012 2:40 PM



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