New Orleans Magazine - April 2009

Saving the Culture

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a murder mystery based on actual events set in Savannah. After its release in 1994 the book spent a record 216 weeks on the New York Times’ bestseller list. I once…

Letters

RED ALLEN AND DICK CHENEYRe: “Red Allen: Music for hard times,” by Jason Berry. Music column. January 2009 issue.I always look forward to receiving the New Orleans Magazine. I am disappointed in an article written by Jason Berry titled “Red…

Adventures in Spring Cleaning

My mother-in-law sometimes insinuates I’m not the best housekeeper in the world. Like for Christmas, she gave me a Heloise household hints book and says I should read a chapter a night. Maybe she’s right. Maybe Heloise would’ve cleaned under…

Persona: Amanda Shaw

Amanda Shaw is like almost every girl about to leave childhood behind – she likes to hang out with friends, is close to her family, adores her pets and has plans for college – yet with one major difference: Shaw is an…

Affordable care on site

A resource originally created to help homeless people access health care is proving its value for a wide range of local residents struggling with high medical costs and diminishing insurance coverage. Richard Brucker, a California native and second-year medical student…

Small Plates, Big Tastes

Small plates continue to be a trend in 2009, and why not? They are a trial-sized blank slate for innovative chefs to express themselves creatively. On the other side of the equation, small plates liberate diners from the one appetizer…

Restaurant Insider

Although we’ve had an influx of restaurants featuring Latin American cooking, to my knowledge, Oriente de Venezuela (115 Chartres St.), which opened in January, is the first restaurant to feature the cuisine of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Pabellon Venezolano…

Life cycles

The upcoming fundraiser Tour de Lis began with five men completing an epic bicycle ride around Lake Pontchartrain to support a friend and relative stricken with cancer. Two years later the ride continues, though now the course is much less…

Read and Spin

Wynton Marsalis’ fifth release on Blue Note Records, He and She, presents, through soulful compositions and spoken word poetry, a musical study on the relationship between Man and Woman. Marsalis’ compositions paint pictures. “School Boy” conjures old-timey, sepia-toned images of…

New team, new goals for local soccer

As the popularity of soccer grows across the U.S., a team is set to debut in May with the aim of bringing the sport to a new level in New Orleans. The New Orleans Jesters is the city’s new soccer…

Line of Fire

For Mardi Gras, Mayor C. Ray Nagin greeted the city’s signature holiday as a gladiator. It was just a costume, of course. No one – including the mayor – could’ve known this day would be the most violent Fat Tuesday in…

Healthbeat

Tulane University professor Benjamin Lee received the Arthur Smith Award at the World Congress of Endourology in Shanghai, China, in December 2008 for his contributions to his field in the first 10 years of his career. Dr. Lee’s most recent…

Brian Riedlinger's Epiphany

In the fall of 1970, Brian Riedlinger was a college kid who needed a car; in the winter of 1971 he was a man with a mission. It happened on the Mississippi River ferry. Somewhere between the east bank and…

Heading Home

In three weeks, I’ll be departing Iraq. In fact, by the time this article is published I’ll be back in the good ole U.S. of A., reunited with my family and starting a new Marine Corps assignment. A year of…

When Garden Clubs Took Root

New Orleanians have come to expect a lot of exterior decoration around town – blooming plants year-round, sheltering oaks, attractive shrubbery. Public spaces, parks, museums, historic houses and squares are all part of the green wonderland found in this part…

Pair O' Docs

On a tree-lined street in an Uptown neighborhood, a young newlywed couple found their ideal home. “The house was built in 1901 and while many modifications had been made over the years, I could see it had a number the…

Fashion Blooms

From loose and languid to distinctly done-up, spring silhouettes command attention with brilliant colors and energetic prints that bring on the “wow” factor.

Summer Camp Guide

Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer CampNew Orleans offers so many wonderful summer camps. What makes Sacred Heart an outstanding choice? Campers have the opportunity to explore, create and have fun by enhancing their imaginations, artistic talent, and creative spirits…

Art & Antiques

As You Like It Silver ShopAs You Like It Silver Shop, a silverware specialty store offering fine sterling silver tableware and jewelry, and services such as restoration, replating, hand engraving and polishing.  Knowledgeable staff is available to assist in identifying patterns or…

Neurology, Stroke and Alzheimer's Awareness

    One of the greatest challenges any individual or family can confront is that of a debilitating illness. Neurological disorders, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease are all frighteningly common conditions in a modern world, and they take a heavy toll on…