New Orleans Magazine - January 2015

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FICTION: The debut novel My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh, director of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans, is scheduled for release in February. “I grew up in a nice neighborhood in Baton Rouge and have really fond memories of…

HEALTHBEAT

Touro Infirmary was one of New Orleans’ most recent workplaces to qualify as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Champion by the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Center and the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition.  According to the LBC, to qualify, workplaces must…

TRY THIS

Dig into a Cajun Mardi Gras in Lafourche (877) 537-8500, DigInLafourche.com Lafourche Parish is offering a taste of a more local, Cajun Mardi Gras. Located approximately an hour away from New Orleans, the area offers visitors a chance to dig…

Trivia Night at Deutsches Haus

Our problems began with Odie the dog, who was smiling from the big projection screen with his tongue hanging out. He looked familiar, but my personal trivia pursuit just has not included keeping up with fictional hounds, especially one that played second string…

Carnival’s Finest Moment

My high holy moment each Carnival season is around 2 p.m. on the afternoon of Mardi Gras Day. The altar is the promenade between Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. By that hour all of the festival’s parades are finished as Rex prepares to change into his…

Toward a Greener Carnival

Carnival is loyal to tradition (which it should be), but it has also been flexible to change when needed (which it must be). We see a major change coming, already in bits and pieces, but overwhelmingly so within a few…