Justin Vogt

Justin Vogt is a freelance journalist living in New Orleans. More

Justin Vogt is a freelance journalist living in New Orleans. More of his work can be found at his Web site.
  • An Asian Carp Invasion

    This non-native menace has overrun the Mississippi, could devastate the Great Lakes, and likes to fling itself at boaters. So eat it—before it breaks your nose.

  • Gumbo: The Mysterious History

    The legendary rice-based dish has a controversial past and a vibrant future in New Orleans and its surroundings.

  • Recipe: Poppy Tooker's Seafood Gumbo

    Poppy Tooker is a well-regarded New Orleans cooking instructor and slow-food advocate. Her gumbo credentials were burnished last year when she appeared on Throwdown with Bobby Flay and roundly defeated the cocky celebrity chef in a gumbo cook-off.

  • Recipe: Poppy Tooker's "Diaspora Gumbo"

    Along with New Orleans essentials--red beans and rice and jambalaya--Diaspora Gumbo was designed as a formula wherein you'd "pick your diaspora by choosing from the following foods, depending on personal preference and availability to obtain ingredients in your evacuation site."

  • New Orleans Celebrates a Sandwich

    The Po-Boy Preservation Festival happened at the site of a violent skirmish in the days after Katrina. SLIDE SHOW  I

  • SLIDE SHOW: New Orleans Celebrates a Sandwich

    1 OF 10 Organizers estimated…

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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