New Orleans Magazine - May 2015

Waiting In the Jury Pool

I guess I had forgotten, or maybe I never knew, that Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford had their own TV show. If it wasn’t for Orleans Parish Criminal Court, I still might not know. On the first day of jury duty, things had…

TRY THIS

Walk In the Footsteps of “Saint and Sinners” The French Quarter Phantom Ghost Tours, 666-8300, FrenchQuarterPhantoms.com The French Quarter Phantom Ghost Tours has recently launched a new walking tour called “Saints and Sinners,” which claims to show the side of…

Suckability

“If I’m going to suck on something, it’s not going to be a crawfish.” These were the immortal words of then-new Saints Head Coach Mike Ditka when asked about his adjustment to local customs during an interview for our 1997…

Rethinking the Gulf

Often overlooked among the world’s great bodies of water, our Gulf of Mexico has been in the news in three ways lately: two positive, one not so good. On the upbeat side there are the renewed talks to open trade…

Into the Woods

NOLA Project is back with another adventurous outdoor adaptation

HEALTHBEAT

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans is seeking patients for a study of hyperbaric oxygen treatments on adults with persistent post-concussion syndrome of mild traumatic brain injury. According to a press release, the study is funded by…

READ+SPIN

JAZZ: Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers released its latest effort #imsoneworleans in April. The smooth, swingy title track, “I’m So New Orleans,” along with the catchy “Tipitina” and a gospel-tinged rendition of “At Last,” featuring Nayo Jones, will stick…