New Orleans Magazine - May 2007

New Orleans Orthopedic Update: Special Advertising Section

    Orthopedics, the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system, is one medical discipline widely represented in the Greater New Orleans areas. Physicians and other medical specialists tend to various conditions relating to the…

The Top 5 Killers of Men - Special Advertising Section

The medical community has long recognized the differences in treating male and female patients, and has even identified certain diseases more commonly fatal for each gender.  Many medical professionals agree that the top five greatest threats to men are: heart…

ALEC BALDWIN AND FAMILY

Alec Baldwin had a request as the limousine sped from the airport to the Windsor Court Hotel. He asked the two board members of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival who were escorting him into town to “take [him] to…

CHRONICLES: TRAVELS ON THE GOOD NEIGHBOR

Though Mayor C. Ray Nagin has recently encountered stormy seas regarding an aide’s affiliation with one, New Orleans was once proud to have a yacht available for entertaining dignitaries and showing off the port – that yacht belonged to the…

MODINE'S: TALKIN’ DIRTY

Just for a change, the Gunch family decides to take a little trip that don’t involve fleeing for our lives. We’re gonna spend a couple days at the Beau Rivage casino in Mississippi.The kids can splash around in the pool…

BUSINESS IN THEIR BLOOD

Having shared a home when they were growing up and a last name for life was not enough. Just in time for Father’s Day we decided to look for some local father and son combinations that share the same workplace…

American Institute of Architects New Orleans 2007 Design Awards

This year’s jury was comprised of principals of leading national firms based in Chicago: Joe Valerio, FAIA from Valerio Dewalt Train Associates; Diane Legge Kempt, FAIA, ASLA – DLK Architecture; and John Ronan, AIA, John Ronan Architecture. Valerio shared his…

DAZZLING DESIGN

Of this year’s featured projects, two were already in construction prior to Hurricane Katrina, and two are the result of Katrina; the hurricane continues to be a primary reference point for architectural activity. There are some emerging positive indications for…

10 top buildings of the past 10 years -- 1997-2006

Since we began our annual best architecture feature in 1997, many buildings have been considered; most were rejected and a worthy few singled out for praise. After a decade’s worth of critiquing we thought that this would be a good…

HOME: CLASSICAL PROPORTIONS

Steven “Steve” Smith was immediately attracted to the handsome 1910 cottage in Bywater. “The house had always been in the same family,” he says, “and although some of the cosmetic changes to the house were pretty bad, the basic structure…

FOOD: THE RIPE TIME

Idoubt that many 20-somethings are canning these days but it wouldn’t be a bad idea if you happen to have a fig tree in your yard or know somebody who does. Fruit trees thrive well in Louisiana – including persimmons,…

HEALTHBEAT

• Drs. Maurice Sholas and Tony Gonzales have opened a specialized amputee clinic at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. The clinic will allow patients and their families to meet with physicians, therapists and prosthetic and orthotic vendors in one convenient…

HEALTH: HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Look what Mr. Smith hid in the dining room. You can’t tell him we found it,” was the secret my grandmother shared with me. It was the 1950s and my maternal grandmother always called her husband – my grandfather –…

EDUCATION: SCIENCE AND MATH

Ed. Note: With this issue we introduce our new education column written by Dawn Ruth. Ms. Ruth is a former reporter for The Times-Picayune whose beats included higher education. She won the American Association of University Professors 1986 Higher Education…

BIZ: Keeping THE PORT COMPETITIVE

It was the reason for New Orleans’ founding and remains to this day a linchpin of the area economy, but the local port is undervalued and underfunded, its director says. With aggressive rivals nearby, the port can’t afford to sit…

NEWS BEAT: Pet Projects

Flooded out of its long-time headquarters in the upper 9th Ward and inundated afterward with desperate cases of pets abandoned to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, the local nonprofit devoted to ending animal suffering is emerging from the crucible with…

READ & SPIN

BOOKSPoetry l In her poetry collection, The Dirty Side of the Storm, Martha Serpas lets her words glide over the waters of the south Louisiana coast. Serpas’ poetry inhabits the mysteries of nature and spirituality, all with the backdrop of…

TRUMPETERS IN A LINE

In the last cool days of spring, an assemblage of musicians turned out for the funeral of Keith Moore, a 43-year-old conceptual artist, musician and son of rhythm-and-blues bandmaster Deacon John. The wake at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home in Tremé was…

NEWS BEAT: Historic Living

Two long-neglected historic buildings are being brought back to life in different parts of town targeted for revitalization. The former Krauss department store on Canal Street and the former Falstaff brewery building near Tulane Avenue and South Broad Street are…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

Spring Rollin’ Two new Vietnamese restaurants have appeared on the scene. Vietnam Cuisine on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie has been opened by a team of sisters and their mom. The food is more on the American side of the Asian…

CHEAP DATES

Ask a guy about what constitutes an economical dining option for dates and you’re bound to receive some startling answers. “Camping,” was one friend’s firm assertion. “MREs?” suggested another. These romantic (and single) fellows aside, it’s easy enough to spend…

NEWS BEAT: From Yuppie to YURP

Newsweek magazine declared 1984 “the Year of the Yuppie,” a then-new term for young urban professionals that carried pejorative connotations of selfishness and greed. In post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, however, a new term is gaining currency as quite a different…

PERSONA: DAWN BROWN

The morning is sunny. The a.m. meteorologist has predicted sun all day but by 1 p.m. it’s raining. You curse said meteorologist because your car windows are partially open, umbrella is in the car and you’re wearing a new pair…

PACE: JUNE

ROAD TO HOMEDear Connie,We were in New Orleans this weekend playing the Zephyrs. After that, we go to Memphis and then home to Nashville. The Zephyrs are a farm club for the New York Mets just as we are for…

ERROL LABORDE’S COMMENTARY: SEARCHING FOR LEADERSHIP?

4 PLACES TO LOOKIf there is anything good to say about Mayor Nagin and his blundering "Recovery Czar", Ed Blakely, it is that when the histories of the Recovery are written, the tenacity of the people of New Orleans will…

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Antiques & Wholesale FurnishingsThis Mother’s Day, give the gift of elegance and beauty! Spectacular tea ensembles, imported from Europe, offer a distinct gift to celebrate this Mother’s Day!  With several styles to choose from, this is a novel way to…

Special Advertising Section: Gulf Coast Travel

The Gulf Coast remains one of the most beautiful and  well-traveled parts of the United States. The combination of historic venues, the balmy Southern climate and easy getaways from any point in the Southeastern U.S., and the Gulf Coast becomes…