Author: Eve Kidd Crawford

The Inaugural Renaissance Awards

New Orleans, it’s been said again and again, is like nowhere else on earth. It feels different, it smells different, it looks different. After Katrina, many people speculated that that would change, that as New Orleans rebuilt, it would becomea…

The Straight Poop

Ben Franklin famously said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He’s mostly right, but he forgot one other thing –– dirty diapers. But just because they’re a necessary evil doesn’t mean that they can’t also…

Editor's Note

Cinderella was never my favorite bedtime story, and it’s certainly overused as a metaphor. It’s hard, however, to think of a more apt comparison for the homes that we’re honoring with the inaugural Renaissance Awards. Storm damage was the impetus…

Freshly Minted

New Orleans is geographically Southern, sure, but that’s about it. Our cuisine isn’t strictly Southern. Our accents definitely aren’t Southern. But just like everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Southern on Derby Day, and there’s no drink…

Editor's Note

Everyone fortunate enough to grow up in New Orleans understands that childhood here is a little different than anywhere else. Jazz Fest is an acceptable reason for skipping school. Snowball fights happen in the summer and leave your clothes stained…

Pit Stop

The only thing better than a simple bowl of assorted olives is the salty crunch of olive salad slathered on top of the greasy goodness of a muffuletta … or maybe the spicy vodka-and-tomato-infused olives mixed in with the ice…

St. Charles Avenue Living on River Road

For some people, the 30th anniversary is the pearl anniversary. For some, it’s remembered with gifts of diamonds or roses. But for everyone, it’s a chance to celebrate, and Richard Abda is no exception. As he commemorates the anniversary of…

Editor's Note

It was 18 degrees in Missouri and I was freezing when I saw the job posting in New Orleans. There was ice on top of snow on top of more ice. There were no leaves on the trees; the sky…