New Orleans Magazine - June 2005

Attire

Aisle do's for children by TARA MCLELLAN ou can pick your clothes. You can pick your friends’ clothes. But can you pick your friends’ kids’ clothes? When you’re the bride, the answer is yes, or at least most of the…

Dressing to Suite

What today’s mother of the bride is wearing by KARA NELSON I’ll admit it. When I’m at a wedding, my focus is naturally narrow. I want to see the bride. I want to see her gown, her veil, her hair,…

THE HUNCHBUNCH

How small-town cops and a senior sleuth ignored the experts and caught the Baton Rouge serial killer by CHUCK HUSTMYRE On April 19, 1998, Zachary, La., police detective David McDavid was playing in a softball tournament in New Iberia when…

MARKETWATCH

The small title on the cover of the March issue of New Orleans Magazine: “The new, the swell, the groovy: Art markets” doesn’t quite prepare you for the viciousness that lies ahead. In the very first sentence of the article…

ARCHITECTURE ALONG THE EXPRESSWAY

by ERROL LABORDE You should not be looking around too much when driving on an expressway, but maybe when the traffic has you poking along it is OK to gaze a bit. Our cover story this month is the latest…

LINDY AT THE VATICAN

by ERROL LABORDE As the bus made its way to Naples, one of the world’s least powerful military forces was about to visit one of its most potent weapons, and Lindy Boggs was involved. Stories are now surfacing about some…

MARQUEE

Places to go, people to see, things to do by HILLARY GOLDEN Make the Connection Photographs taken by different artists, at different times and in various countries – but which still have a unifying concept or subject – assume new…

MOUNTAINS, CAVES, AND BUBBLING EARTH

Our country’s national parks by CHRISTINE RICHARD The National Park System preserves approximately 83.6 million acres of U.S. land, so families can have the all-American summer vacation (think Griswolds). Here are some highlights of our park system. Bubbling earth In…

RIGHT ANGLE

Best new architecture – our annual picks by John P. Klingman Over the last year there have been relatively few construction cranes in evidence in the New Orleans area, heralding locations of major new buildings. However, upon closer scrutiny we…

DIRTY DOZEN

Funeral for a Friend by JASON BERRY The Dirty Dozen revolutionized brass-band music in the early 1980s with an infusion of bebop and jump blues rhythms that took the old down-home sound to new thresholds. Veteran saxophonists Roger Lewis and…

SUMMER TOENAIL WOES

by BROBSON LUTZ, M.D. My toes appreciate a good summer vacation. After I get a tan going, my toes and feet look better. In the summer I am not on my feet like during the school year,” says Betsy Kaye…

BEER SIGHTED

The city’s premier drinking locations by Katie Block Forgive me for not wanting to talk about hops, barley or malt. I’m not a beer brewer, but I’ll toss back a few now and then without much care as to what’s…

The Music and the Night

Choosing a band that’s right for your reception by KARA NELSON hen my best friend got married in the New Hampshire countryside a couple of years ago, it was a lavish affair by any standards. Never mind that there was…

Registry

A big to-do list by TARA MCLELLAN Take it from me, bridal registries are very important. When my husband and I returned from our honeymoon, we found our tiny apartment filled with small gift boxes. “Great,” we thought, “plates and…