New Orleans Magazine - July 2016

Braking the Tag

A friend was rejoicing that when she went to get a New Orleans brake tag she was given the option of getting a tag for two years rather than one. Two years cost more but sure make life more convenient.…

Why the NRA is Dead Wrong About Assault Weapons

On the day after the shootings in Orlando, The New York Daily News ran a full page front cover that was headed with the announcement: “50 Dead in Orlando Club Massacre.” Alongside a picture of the murderer, Omar Mateen, was…

The Right Job

Our cover story is “Cool Jobs,” a topic that reminds me of a job offer I once had that might not have been cool, but certainly, at intervals, would have been frigid. I had just graduated from college with the…

Mindfulness

“It did to my mind what going to the gym did to my body – it made it both stronger and more flexible,” said Dr. Hedy Kober, a neuroscientist who studies the effects of mindfulness meditation, during an interview with…

READ+SPIN

HISTORY: In Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, by Elizabeth M. Williams and Chris McMillian, the authors lead readers through New Orleans’ storied relationship with the bottle, glass, mug and – well, you get…

Top Female Achievers 2016

      Honoring Top Female Achievers is one of our more established traditions. It is also a practice that’s both easy and complex. The easy part is finding worthy candidates, for the list is long. The complex part is…

Ann Henderson Tilton M.D.

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Section Chair of Child Neurology, Louisiana State Health Science Center

Jesmyn Ward

Author; Associate Professor of English, Tulane University

Carney Anne Nasser

Senior Counsel for Wildlife and Regulatory Affairs, Animal Legal Defense Fund