New Orleans Magazine - April 2011

Letters

THE LADY AT THE LAKEVIEW THEATERRe: Julia Street. February 2011 issue.In New Orleans Magazine’s February issue [in the Julia Street column] there was a request from a lady in Shreveport for information about the lady who used to usher at…

What to Do About UNO And SUNO

There are two proposals out for public discussion regarding the future of the University of New Orleans. One would have the university moved from the administration of Louisiana State University to the University of Louisiana system; the other would merge…

Read & Spin

Bluegrass and jazz come together in American Legacies, a collaboration between the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band. Even the album’s song titles illustrate the marriage of the genres, with such tracks as “Jambalaya” and “Shoeshine Blues.”…

Head count and the “brain gain”

Civic leaders have long battled the idea of “brain drain” in New Orleans. That is, the feared dynamic of the best-educated residents decamping for more promising opportunities in other cities and taking their earning power with them. A more recent…

Experiencing the Green Goddess

Right in the middle of a pedestrian alley between the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Monteleone Hotel, you’ll find Green Goddess, a restaurant working under the “small is beautiful” motto. Chef’s Paul Artigues and Chris DeBarr create Louisiana seafood with…

Grand Illusions

I got an image problem.  My little grandchild Lollipop informs me about this after she invites me to Grandparents Day at her school.Where’s my knitting? Where’s the bun on my head? How come I don’t bake cookies? And how come…

Health Beat

• Men and women alike enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, especially at the workplace. But, according to a study from Bristol University, women respond better to caffeine under high-stress situations than men. When presented with memory…

Harbor hopping: The Emerald Grande

The Emerald Grande resort at HarborWalk Village is a harbor-front property in Destin that offers a variety of amenities for guests. According to the website, every room offers a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the Emerald Coast. Guests can…

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

Power Grab

Business sees Mississippi River as source of electricity.

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Nola by the Numbers

No Resting, It's Time for Festing

In the month of April, there are approximately 56 festivals throughout the state, forcing a choice between an oyster poor boy in New Orleans or boudin in Lafayette; strawberry shortcake or the world’s largest brunch; meandering the streets of the…

Newsbeat: Help for Latino day laborers

Signs of a significant influx of Latinos were evident around the New Orleans region long before recent census reports officially detailed the area’s post-Hurricane Katrina demographic changes. One of the most visible signs has been the appearance of Latino day…

Restaurant Insider

Profane Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay  brought his Kitchen Nightmares reality show to the area recently to re-work local eatery Zeke’s (1515 Metairie Road). The result is a stripped-down menu that keeps focus on local ingredients and recipes, but adds a…

The Greatest Leap

“When bad things happen to good people, instead of asking ‘why,’ perhaps we should ask the question, ‘what do I do now?’” – author Rabbi Harold Kushner, from When Bad Things Happen to Good PeopleSarah Abrusley sits sipping from a glass…

A French Quarter Story

A family from Arkansas was vacationing in the French Quarter one week during the 1960s. Their son was an aspiring musician who dabbled on the saxophone. The family had hoped to go to Al Hirt’s club to see the trumpet…