New Orleans Magazine - June 2010

A river runs through it

A wide-ranging project originally conceived by Tulane University as a museum, education center and art space, all focused on the dynamic power of the Mississippi River, has shifted gears. Now the focus will be on harnessing that power to produce…

KEEPING UP WITH NATURE

When my kids were little, I used to bring them down the block to my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda’s, and ask her to keep them for a couple hours because me and my husband, Lout, had to wax the floors and…

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

Health Beat

• Dr. Frank DellaCroce, above left and Dr. Scott Sullivan, above, two local breast cancer surgeons who founded the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital (the world’s only hospital dedicated to breast reconstruction for breast…

DADS AND DAUGHTERS

In time for Father’s Day, local fathers and daughters pose for a portrait and discuss their similarities and differences.

BILL CAPO

Chasing down Bill Capo for an interview is hard because, well, he’s busy chasing somebody else down for an interview. It is his job as WWL-TV/Channel 4 Eyewitness News Action Reporter to cut through bureaucratic red tape (a particular peeve…

Seed money bearing fruit

The New Orleans Food & Farm Network intimately understands the potential of seemingly small investments. After all, the local nonprofit gives away free seeds to local gardeners and urban farmers to help them produce more fresh, healthy food in the…

RECIPES FROM THE LAND OF BIENVILLE

Can a city be French and not be in France? New Orleans and Montreal come as close as any, and the similarities are numerous.First, the differences: Most New Orleanians speak English as their primary language while nearly all of Quebec…

CARING FOR THE WOMEN

Craigslist online and the want ads – that’s where young women look for housing when they make the big decision to live on their own and work in New Orleans. It wasn’t always this way.For the New Orleans working woman,…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

Capdeville (520 Capdeville St.) opened in April on the one-block street that shares its name. It is an upscale bar-bistro, with a short but interesting menu. The Fried Red Beans and Rice ($5) are something of a take on calas,…

A DENTAL STORY

Teeth are a theme of this month’s issue. Our vampire story deals with those that have a couple of extraordinary teeth – if you know what I mean – and then there’s our annual Top Dentists section.| In planning for…

New oyster fest gets cracking

It has been anything but smooth sailing for the Louisiana oyster industry recently. But this month, in defiance of difficulties, a group of oystermen, restaurateurs and hospitality industry leaders will throw a public party celebrating their product and its local…

Letters

SAM ZURIK REMEMBEREDRe: “Sam Zurik: The doctor passeth.” Music column  by Jason Berry. March 2010 issue. Let me thank you for your wonderful article about Dr. Sam Zurik. I am a 1955 graduate of Touro Infirmary School of Nursing and…

THERE’S A CULTURAL SIDE to THE GULF

Since the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico we have heard much about the Gulf’s importance as an ecological system. If anything good can come out of the catastrophe it might be that it will bring more appreciation for…

Read and Spin

Big Sam’s Funky Nation’s King of the Party is an energetic fourth album that adds more jazz, rock and hip hop to the group’s already awesome repertoire of funk. Leader Big Sam Williams is one with his trombone; his cocky…

Nashville: “After the Storm”

Not that we haven’t our own water-based crises to contend with, but the news of the tragic flooding of the Cumberland River and the damage done to Nashville reminds me of what a great experience the South’s other musically important…