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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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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