New Orleans Magazine - June 2014

Another Voice

Acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward will join the Tulane University English Department as a tenured associate professor beginning July 1. Ward, who has been named to the first-ever Paul and Debra Gibbons Professorship, won the 2011 National Book Award for fiction…

Read & Spin

ART Creole World by renowned New Orleans author and fine art and editorial photographer Richard Sexton is a lush and colorful journey through New Orleans and Latin Caribbean cities, exploring their Creole connections and heritage. The 200 photos explore the…

Shoo-Shoo: The Sequel

Ed. Note: Last November, this column dealt with the term “shoo-shoo,” which the author maintains has been part of the area’s lexicon – although newcomers do not seem to be aware of it. As explained, the term most often applies to a situation that did not meet expectations or threat levels, such…

HEALTHBEAT

In 2011, when former Saints player Steve Gleason, known by many for his blocked punt on the first night the Superdome opened after Hurricane Katrina, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, he received an outpouring of support from the team…

16 Things To Do in New Orleans in June

June 3. Jack White in concert, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNola.com June 4. New Orleans Bride bridal showcase, Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Information, BrideNewOrleans.com June 5. Jazz in the Park featuring Original Pinettes Brass Band and Wild Magnolias, Armstrong Park. Information,…

Bevi Seafood Co., Oak Oven and Haifa

The long, hot season is upon us, friends, and if that doesn’t make you pine for the unusually cold winter we had in New Orleans, then you’re like my wife, who far prefers the heat. This month also marks a…

Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris has a home in New York and mostly works there, but his bona fides as a New Orleans local are strong. He owns a yellow-and-turquoise painted house in Tremé, for which he sought Vodou priestess Sallie Ann Glassman’s…

Home History

If walls could talk, would you want to know what your house has to say? With a few historical detective skills under your belt, you can learn how to trace the history of your New Orleans home, possibly even back…

A Snowball’s Chance in New Orleans in June

So it isn’t the hottest month of the year, but in June we’re moving toward that direction. Those pesky afternoon showers herald the arrival of humidity, which keeps our clothes moist, our skin soft and our doors swollen. We seek suitable…

DINING GUIDE

                    Mr. John’s Expands Into Desi Vega’s Steakhouse Desi Vega’s Steakhouse, 628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600, DesiVegaSteaks.com; Mr. John’s Steakhouse, 2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697, MrJohnsSteakhouse.com Desi Vega, the managing partner…

Specialties Popping Up

Surely this must have been a typo. No one would seriously call a restaurant “Milkfish.” But then typos seldom last on banners hanging above a doorway. Milkfish it is. Another new restaurant was launched, this one on N. Carrollton Avenue.…

Destination New Orleans

New Orleans’ tourism industry is at a record high, according to new data from the 2013 New Orleans Area Visitor Profile study. The study shows that the city welcomed 9.28 million visitors in 2013, an increase of 3 percent, or…

D-Day

The Victory and the Legacy