New Orleans Magazine - January 2014

Antique Lumber for Home Remodeling

Albany Woodworks, the reclaimed antique lumber specialist, is providing a selection of products available for home renovations. For more than 30 years, Albany Woodworks has been providing vintage lumber for homes, businesses and historic renovations. It is now easier than…

Shuck and Jam

Founder Woody Ruiz talks about the inaugural Freret Oyster Jam happening Jan. 19.

Hainkel Home Scores Top Marks

The John J. Hainkel, Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center and Adult Day Health Care received votes of confidence in providing the highest quality of care in the most recent annual surveys conducted by the Department of Health & Hospitals in…

A Barbecue Success Story

Here is a feel-good story, at least it is to us. For our November issue our cover story was about our search for the best barbecue in town. Sara Roahen, an accomplished food writer, received the assignment to, over a…

City Elections: The Politics of Race

Throughout this month there will be politicking for city elections heading to the voting date on Feb. 1. This quadrennial exercise in democracy can be both entertaining and maddening; uplifting and discouraging. There will be lots of political analysis during the month, but whether the political correctness crowd wants to…

21 Things To Do in New Orleans in January

                        Daredevil Dancing Pieces by Diavolo Dance Theater resemble a musical set in a stark metropolis in which dancers roam free, using the city’s architecture as a playground. The…

Interview with Arthur Hardy

The deadline is approaching for my publication and when I meet Arthur Hardy, and it’s down to the wire for his, too. He tells me he’s been up until 3 o’clock that morning working on his Mardi Gras Guide, the…

Pottery Hits the Road

The Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) to produce the first traveling exhibition of Newcomb Pottery in 30 years. “Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” remains at…

HealthBeat

Madhwa Raj, Research Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and its Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, recently led a study finding a combination of plant nutrients to be effective in killing breast cancer cells.…

What the Neighbors Think

The New Orleans City Planning Commission defines more than 70 neighborhoods, many of which have more than one neighborhood association. Like many cities across the country, New Orleans is investigating ways to increase opportunities for citizens to give input on…

In Search of Heroes

Our taxi driver this evening from Newark airport to downtown Manhattan emigrated from Haiti. He was a black man who spoke in that beautiful Caribbean patois, though few of his words were wasted when I asked him if conditions were improving in his country.…

The Migration of Gospel Quartets

Local styles that shaped the idiom we call gospel flowed out of late 19th-century church song books. The music broke into two major tributaries – at least in New Orleans. On one side, the songs from standard hymnals used in…

Read & Spin

HISTORY Graphic artist Phillip Collier has made a book of New Orleans’ most famous brands in Making New Orleans: Products Past & Present. The book highlights New Orleans companies from the past, like Blue Plate Foods Inc. and Jax Beer,…

Eric Orgeron – The Edison of Airline Drive

“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry Kaiser hree things you can assume with certainty about Eric Orgeron as he sits in his office in the tiny blond-red brick building on Airline Drive that used to be headquarters…

Unspoken Words

I haven’t said a word in four days. It isn’t that I joined the Poor Clare nuns and took a vow of silence. Nothing like that. What happened is, I come down with that virus that’s been going around and…

Mixing It Up

I still remember the first mix tape I ever got. It was December 1992, I was in seventh grade and I was in serious puppy love with a blond-haired soccer player in my homeroom. Over Christmas break, he looked up…

Catering Servers Master the Waiting Game

It’s really been a blessing to me, it kept my wages up,” Bobby Anderson says about his long career as a waiter in New Orleans’ households. “And, it lets me help my church, since I tithe and I give back…

DINING GUIDE

Traditional & Vegan All-Natural Mardi Gras Treats at Breads on Oak Breads on Oak, 8640 Oak St., 324-8271, BreadsOnOak.com Breads on Oak, the bakery on Oak Street in Uptown which uses traditional French baking techniques, will be offering their all-natural…