New Orleans Magazine - November 2011

Speaking Out: Changing the Bayou Classic - A Proposal

We have a proposal for the annual Bayou Classic football game, which we think will be better for the event, the teams and the city.  Our suggestion is this: Have the game at the beginning of each football season rather…

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Our picks of the month's top events

Persona: Rosie Napravnik, Jockey

Consider this about Thoroughbred horse racing: The average weight of a Thoroughbred horse is 1,000 pounds. The average speed at which it races is often in excess of 40 miles per hour. The average weight of a jockey is 112…

Newsbeat: New Orleans Pizza, Big Apple Bound

For poor boys and muffulettas, New Orleans is the undisputed capital; but when it comes to pizza, talk usually turns to New York. Lately though, one local pizzeria has been turning that around. NAKEDPizza, a fast-growing, New Orleans-based franchise company,…

Biz: And Now, A BioInnovation Center

Three years ago this column likened the challenge of developing a local bioscience industry to the impossible task of herding cats: With diverse medical and health science businesses scrambling for position, each bent on charging down its own path, how…

Healthbeat

The National Institutes of Health awarded $9 million in grant funding to Dr. Judd Shellito of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Shellito seeks to develop a vaccine against Pneumocystis, a leading cause of pneumonia in people with…

Newsbeat: New Orleans Named “Bicycle Friendly City”

Travel around New Orleans these days and you can’t help but notice more bicycle lanes, bicycle racks and other bicycle-friendly amenities cropping up. Recently the League of American Bicyclists noticed, too. To signal its approval, this national advocacy group has…

Newsbeat: Biotech in the Bayou State

The revitalization of the downtown stretch of Canal Street has been the subject of a lot of speeches and speculation, but recently the area’s potential has a new example standing in concrete, glass and steel. The New Orleans BioInnovation Center…

Read & Spin

CD  Chano y Dizzy! In the tradition of Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie (after whom the album is named), Los Angeles’ Poncho Sanchez teams up with the Big Easy’s Terence Blanchard to give new life to the tradition of Afro-Cuban…

Modine's New Orleans: Full for the Holidays

Eating season is almost here. Everybody in New Orleans has been living off comfort food for the entire hurricane season. Nothing but red beans and fried chicken, Hubig’s Pies, French fries on poor boy bread with extra mynez, stuff like…

Joie d'Eve: Puddle Glitter

In my former life in Missouri, I attended kids’ birthday parties. They were usually held at skating rinks or indoor playgrounds, with apple juice for kids and grownups alike; over-sugared bakery cake; greasy, tasteless pizza; and awkward, tense conversations among…

Last Call: Un cocktail avec du Beaujolais Nouveau

Things we know for sure: Summer is over, hurricane season is over and oysters are here. November brings cooler weather, great seafood and the exciting promise of fine-dining as we celebrate that great American holiday, Thanksgiving. Diets go out the…

Streetcar: Taken for a Ride in a Stretch Limo

Isn’t there a point when stretch limousines become buses disguised as limousines? Recently I noticed one of those vehicles going down Canal Street. Riding in a limousine once meant something special, but that was when a limo was a stately…