New Orleans Magazine - March 2012

Healthbeat

On March 24, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity, will host fundraising events at several locations in the area to benefit research and find cures for childhood cancers. Participants in St. Baldrick’s Day shave their heads to show solidarity with…

MARQUEE

OUR TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH’S EVENTS

Persona: Greivis Vasquez

At a Glance Profession: Point guard for New Orleans Hornets Age: 25 Resides: Warehouse District Born: Caracas, Venezuela Family: Mother, Ivis Rodriguez; father, Gregario Vasquez; brother, Ingerman Sanoya Education: University of Maryland; Major: American Studies Favorite book: The Essential Wooden:…

Shore Thing

You have heard of the red snapper and orange roughy; now in Pensacola they’re talking about the blue wahoo. While most fish migrate to different waters as the seasons change, the blue wahoos hope to make it upstream to Cincinnati…

A Queen Falls

The Surrender of New Orleans was a Critical Moment in the Civil War.

Newsbeat: Park Goes Swoosh

A gleaming new football facility has risen from the once storm-tattered grounds of a park in eastern New Orleans and more major public amenities are on the way thanks to a partnership between City Hall, sportswear maker Nike, the Allstate…

Modine's New Orleans: The Problem With Pins

I know women who can create a replica of the Blessed Mother out of Rice Krispies, dress their family in matching animal suits and go as endangered wildlife species for Mardi Gras and re-upholster their couch to match the curtains.…

Newsbeat: A New “Link” to Local Food

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has long been an economic engine for New Orleans. Thanks to a new initiative, the massive drawing power of the convention center is now also creating a major new market for local farmers, fishermen…

Newbeat: Dredge It, or They Won’t Come

The federal government has been cutting its budgets left and right, but one potential reduction in particular had a group in South Louisiana concerned about the future of the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget for river…

Top Design

Our annual picks of the best new architecture

Restaurant Insider: Open Wide!

As I write this in late January, I haven’t yet received the many gifts I expect from you, dear readers, on the occasion of my birthday on March 7. Please don’t send me additional copies of An Idiot’s Guide to…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I am looking for information on the Cosmopolitan Hotel, which I believe was on Bourbon Street in the early 1900s. I think both of my grandfathers worked there when they came into the United States  and arrived in…

Read + Spin

CD - Crescent City folk rockers The Acadias have released a self-titled album. Lead singer Mary Truxillo belts out intriguingly narrative lyrics, backed up by the occasional mellow harmony of Mark Johnson; Robert Speyrer and Andy Lade round out the…