Drew Hawkins

Drew Hawkins is an award-winning journalist and writer in New Orleans. He's the producer and host of "Micro," a podcast for short but powerful writing. You can find his work on NPR, The Guardian, LitHub and elsewhere.



Ask anyone off the street what it is that makes New Orleans special and chances are some will say the music or the food....

Using Nature to Fight Nature

New Orleans lies on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Rising temperatures and sea levels mean the city will experience some of the impacts...

A Penny Saved

The great statesman, inventor and philosopher Benjamin Franklin once wrote that in this world, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Were he alive...

By Land, Air or Sea

This past May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Sackett v. EPA with a decision described as “earth-shattering” by some environmental lawyers. The ruling...

The Northshore’s Best Kept Secret

Before he became the mayor of Covington in 2019, Mark Johnson was asked what he would do to attract new businesses to the city’s...

Filling the Gaps

The late, great Leah Chase once said, “New Orleans is a city that is full of life and energy, but it’s also a city...
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The Time is Now

Known for its vibrant music, flavorful cuisine and unique architecture, New Orleans is a city that celebrates individuality, creativity and innovation. Over the past...

Making the Mecca

For every great DJ, it all starts with a name. For DJ Raj Smoove, it started with his father, Roger — he was named...

Race to the Bank

In 1656, the royal court of Sweden granted a Latvian-born German/Dutch/Swedish entrepreneur, financier and financial innovator named Johan Palmstruch permission to start a bank....

Politics and the Ports

New Orleans’ port system has been making the news a lot lately. From Port NOLA’s ongoing efforts to build a container terminal facility that...

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