New Orleans Magazine - June 2011

Ron Forman

The night couldn’t have been more perfect for the annual Whitney Zoo-To-Do, a fundraiser for the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. It was the first weekend of May, the weather unseasonably cool. Stars shone brightly in the clear skies, an…

14 Scenic Vistas

Canal Street Ferry,aka Algiers FerryWhere: The foot of Canal Street to Algiers Point and back $1 for automobiles from West Bank to East Bank, free the other way; bicycles and pedestrians always board and travel for free. Ferries depart daily…

5 Eclectic Artists

“One of those lovely misty mornings of late spring when every flower in New Orleans seems to melt and mix with the air.” from An Unfinished Woman by Lillian HellmanJason ClineMulti-Tasker Tattoo ArtistJason Cline, a tattoo artist at Electric Ladyland…

Dining Features

Chef’s picksVoted “Favorite Asian Restaurant” by the readers of New Orleans Magazine in the 2011 Tops of the Town awards, Five Happiness has been serving the city for more than 30 years. Popular among families, the restaurant is known to…

Etc.

Nola by the Numbers

Shopping

Upcoming auctionsLocated in downtown New Orleans, Crescent City Auction Gallery’s staff and auctioneers have more than 50 years combined experience in the antique and auction business. The locally owned and operated company specializes in local estates, Southern and New Orleans…

Southwest Airlines Roulette

My strategy for this February afternoon flight on Southwest Airlines to Baltimore was to head to the back of the plane. Because I’m one of those people who waits to the exact allowable moment 24 hours before the flight to…

RECOVERY, AFTER PAUL VALLAS

When Paul Vallas galloped into Louisiana four years ago like Roy Rogers on Trigger to take the reins of the Recovery School District, the red carpet rolled out from all directions. Louisiana needed a hero figure to turn around New…

Health Beat

• Though more than 10 million Americans suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, few recognize the extent to which these disorders affect individuals outside of adolescence and young adulthood. The Eating Disorders Program at the University of…

HUMMING FOR YOUR SENSES

Sinus problems? Need to decrease congestion and stamp out unwanted inflammation? Try humming away your sinus problems. Repetitive humming might be Mother Nature’s ticket to healthier and clearer sinuses. Unless they become plugged up by allergies or infection, sinuses are…

Seafood to go

As executive chef of Galatoire’s Restaurant for the past five years, Brian Landry was the steward for an important piece of the New Orleans culinary identity. He left that local landmark in May, however, for a new post tasked with…

HOW HIGH THE WATER

My mission this particular afternoon was to photograph high water. Because our cover story for this issue is about Visual New Orleans, I thought I could contribute a photograph of what near-flood stage looked like as seen from one of…

Read & Spin

Irvin Mayfield recently released a memoir of sorts, A Love Letter to New Orleans (see below), though the final product is part photo-essay and all about the music. The songs that correspond to the book were released in an accompanying…

Congo Square, the name

The name Congo Square is etched into the cultural fabric of New Orleans. Now, that name is finally, officially attached to the actual square that has been associated with it for so long.The area, located between the Municipal Auditorium and…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

NOLA Locavores was started by Dr. Leslie Brown, (founder of NOLA Veggie Fest), Linda Michurski, (restaurant sales for Hollygrove Market & Farm) and Lee Stafford (founder of Euterpe Recycling Center). The group’s goal is to help New Orleanians develop closer…

Building better pump

The names of once-obscure manmade waterways in New Orleans became synonymous with disaster as breaches in the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals flooded much of the city after Hurricane Katrina. But a monumental new flood protection project…

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

HOW RESIDENCY RULES FAILED THE POLICE

We remember the moment: Former New Orleans Police Chief Eddie Compass was on the now-defunct talk radio station WGSO-830AM. In-studio was businessman John Casbon who headed the police foundation, a support group for the department; Compass was on the phone.Casbon,…