Cate Root


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Cate Root is a writer who lives in New Orleans, LA.

Pals: The Married Man and Me | Cate Root

He loves to wink. It happens so often I forget winks aren't part of everyday interaction. Couldn't wink like him if I wanted to. There's nothing cartoonish about it. Every wink of mine screams I'm winking-wink, wink. His grin is fixed; no Elvis quiver wrinkles his lips.

Variations on a Theme: With a Love Like That

image: Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458), Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University I get into the habit of playing Abbey Road before work. One morning, the artificially cheery "Help!" starts blaring into the silence I expected after "Her Majesty."

It Happened To Me: I Fell In Love With a 500-Pound Man

I wake up to the clatter of metal hitting hardwood and a thump. Next to me, my boyfriend is on the floor. Our metal-woven platform bed has partially collapsed. My side of the mattress remains on its perch, but the other half makes a lean-to against the floor.
Louis CK performed a secret show in New Orleans on Tuesday night

" Louis CK at Beast tonight. Not a joke. Can't be advertised." The text came at 2:25 p.m. Comedy Beast is a free, weekly stand-up show hosted by local comics Andrew Polk and Cyrus Cooper in the Howlin' Wolf Den, the cozy satellite of the cavernous music venue on South Peters Street.
Pearl Jam -- from the cheap seats -- at New Orleans Jazz Fest

How was Pearl Jam at New Orleans Jazz Fest? The licks were good. The beat was solid. And we were there, tens of thousands of us, standing around, talking to our neighbors, slaking a thirst, digging into something rich, and doing our best to smile through it all.

Things People in New Orleans Are Irrationally Excited About

Everybody has opinions about New Orleans -- the laissez-faire attitude, the architecture, the food, the music, the colorful houses, and the characters that populate the Crescent City. New Orleans, on its own merits, is a city that people get irrationally excited about. Nearly 10 million tourists visit every year.
Hurray for the Riff Raff transfixed revelers from New Orleans Jazz Fest's Acura Stage

As Hurray for the Riff Raff packed up the Acura Stage after a soggy Sunday morning set at New Orleans Jazz Fest, an emcee reminded the exiting crowd to put their hands together for the band. It wasn't that the hometown, twangy folk didn't satisfy, and it seemed like more than just the logistical difficulty of clapping with an umbrella.
Red Hot Chili Peppers play for packed New Orleans Jazz Fest Acura crowd

This is the single worst thing I hear at the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Sunday (April 24) closing set at New Orleans Jazz Fest: "Everybody PUSH." It comes out of the mouth of a shirtless guy, who is the first in line of a lot of shirtless guys, who want to make it to a prime spot in the path between the bleachers and the Acura Stage jumbo screen.

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