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…

Dining Features

 Drago’s latestThe city’s Catholics can find refuge from the temptations of meat at Drago’s, which has a giant Lenten menu and even more seafood items this month.  Trying to follow the highly successful Crabmeat Mediterranean Salad, the new Shrimp Chop…

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…

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…

Etc.

Antique chicYou could say Dop Antiques owner Michiel Dop is pretty familiar with the business. While selling antiques in Europe in the 1990s, he met his wife and first visited New Orleans to meet his new in-laws. After several years…

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…

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.

NOLA by the Numbers

700 millionEstimated number of Peeps sold each year for the Easter holiday, according to the company.7Spread out over two weekends, the number of days of the Jazz and Heritage Festival, which begins April 24.150Number of musical performances featured annually at…

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…

You’ve earned it!

While the fourth month of the calendar year is known as the beginning of spring, or bringer of showers that create flowers, Americans know the month best as the deadline to submit an economic accounting of the previous year to…

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…

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…

Zephyr Tales

Perhaps it wasn’t the best choice of shirts to wear. During the Zephyrs’ first season in New Orleans, 1993, the team’s home games were played at University of New Orleans’ ballpark, as they were for a couple of years until…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…