Laine Kaplan-Levenson is the host of WWNO’s history podcast TriPod: New Orleans at 300. Laine also runs a live storytelling series called Bring Your Own and is a freelance journalist for NPR.
A Points South essay from the 100th issue.
New Orleans loves to celebrate and romanticize its French and Spanish influences. But so much of the city’s culture—the food, the music, the dance, Mardi Gras itself—is indebted to the Caribbean. New Orleans has reaped the benefits of an exported culture, while leaving Haiti behind.