New Orleans Magazine - January 2016

New Orleans Magazine Kingfish

Generous, durable and unflinching in character – the men of New Orleans who fit this archetype are known as Kingfish. They are the very essence of power and compassion combined with masculinity, and give more to others than to themselves. A Kingfish always shows…

The Struggle for Education

Before there was Brown, there was Bush, at least in New Orleans. Both are names of important federal court cases that forced the desegregation of the nation’s public schools in the 1960s, but Bush vs. Orleans Parish School Board is…

Hanging Ten

City Surf Fitness gives you a full-body workouT

Election Night at the Monteleone

Working his way through the crowded ballroom, the old man approached the stage to which he had been invited. There was a problem though. So many people were offered a spot on the platform that wristbands had been distributed. The old man…

Groove on the Move

Ashley Shabankareh tells how the Camel Toe Lady Steppers get ready for another Carnival season and their annual Toe-Down.

READ+SPIN

ARCHITECTURE: Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect, by Robert S. Brantley with Victor McGee is a book decades in the making. Brantley, noted New Orleans architectural photographer, researcher and historian, first met the architect’s grandson Victor McGee in 1978. The two men,…

HEALTHBEAT

Fit NOLA, an initiative created by Mayor Landrieu, is coming to a phone app near you. The app will bring New Orleanians and those visiting the city personalized nutritional guidance from Ochsner Health System’s Eat Fit NOLA initiative. Fit NOLA…

Endymion Makes the Turn

Mardi Gras 2013 was still a month or so away, but a never-before-seen maneuver took place along Canal Street that diverted eyes and stopped traffic along the route. Endymion, master krewe of all things big – including its number of riders – was preparing to reveal a…

Owner’s Touch

George Benedetto designed many elements of his Metairie showplace