Americana: Tut Tut, New Orleans, a blue street?

In Washington, D.C., where King Tutankhamen began his American reign last December, the wait to get in to see his treasures averaged five hours. In Chicago, 2,000 lined up opening day to marvel at the glittering objects found in the tomb of the boy pharaoh who lived in the 14th century B.C. (TIME, May 2). Now it is New Orleans' turn, and though the exhibit has effectively been presented, some of that old Mardi Gras madness has rubbed off on the Egyptian god-king.

For starters, Lelong Drive, leading up to the city's Museum of Art, was painted a kind of Nile blue....

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