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Persona: Elroy A. James, King Zulu 2012

It was the afternoon of Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, 2012, and the elegant Gallier Hall – New Orleans’ former City Hall – was filled with Carnival krewe captains and members, city officials and the press to kick off the beginning of…

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CD  Kelcy Mae (real name Kelcy D. Wilburn) has just released her second full-length album, Pennies in Hand. Wilburn’s lilting vocals set against soulful – sometimes mournful – instrumentation, replete with jaunty banjo and ukulele, synthesize a charming aural canvas, blending components…

Modine's New Orleans: Perfuming the Pulse Points

I hate to admit it, but as you get older you got to try a lot harder. Give it everything you got. Stomach in, boobs out at all times. And forget that rumpled-just-out-of-bed look that used to be sexy. It…

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Encouraging Signs Amidst a Tough Year for NOPD

If failure was strictly measured by the number of dismal headlines that an entity generates, than 2011 was truly a dreary year for the New Orleans Police Department. Fortunately there were a few that were less sensational than encouraging. If…

A Gunch Culinary Christmas

My mother-in-law Ms. Larda’s cooking is to die for. People probably already have, with smiles on their faces and blockages in their arteries. But it was worth it. Still, her own daughter, my sister-in-law Gloriosa, cooks only healthy food. Healthy…

What’s Hot: Home Furnishings

Every time that someone new walks into your home they’re presented with a wall-to-wall example of your personal style. With that in mind, shouldn’t your home portray your best self, the “you” you want others to see and not a…

Biz: And Now, A BioInnovation Center

Three years ago this column likened the challenge of developing a local bioscience industry to the impossible task of herding cats: With diverse medical and health science businesses scrambling for position, each bent on charging down its own path, how…