New Orleans Magazine - October 2006

Sold Out, Benefit Screening

FEATURING, IN PERSON, HARRY SHEARER, JENNIFER COOLIDGE, CHRISTOPHER MOYNIHAN, MICHAEL HITCHCOCKAND SPECIAL GUESTSScreening at 7 p.m. with an introduction by Harry Shearer.Post-screening Q&A followed by a cocktail reception.DATE: Thursday, November 30PLACE: the Landmark Theater at Canal PlacePRICE: $50/person Limited seating.…

Holiday Gift Guide - Special Advertising Section

Antiques and Wholesale Furnishings3511 River Road504-837-8095Early 1900s oriental cabinets such as the one shown can be found at Antiques and Wholesale Furnishings. Blue Horse Studios4122 Magazine Street504.899.8866 Specializing in conservation framing of fine art and photographs. Your art, our craft…

PACE: RACING BACK

This jockey has been waiting so long for racing to resume at the Fair Grounds, he’s gotten a little stiff. Before “You Know What,” things were looking good for the racecourse. Churchill Downs, the most prestigious track operator in the…

NEWS BEAT

War Conference Lands at New Orleans Museumby: Ian McNultyThe most destructive event in New Orleans history delayed, but has not derailed, a new conference commemorating the most destructive war in world history. This month, the National World War II Museum…

SPEAKING OUT

Last August, just before the hasty departure to avoid Katrina, on our to-do list was to write the editorial for this magazine’s October 2005 issue. The subject was to be the New Orleans Hornets, who were preparing to begin their…

FAMILY TREASURES

THE SETTINGElaborate original moldings top the living and dining room walls and frame the arch that defines the spaces, while the sisal rug gives a modern touch to the elegantly furnished rooms. The Garden District has been considered one of…

HEALTH: NOCTURNAL CREATURES

People are not the only creatures who love the nightlife. “We’re sitting on the scene of the crime. I like to sleep on my couch,” says Sarah Clark, a soft-spoken thirty-something-year-old executive assistant.Patients usually give me permission to use their…

BIZ: Mapping the Way for Business

Ed. note: With this issue we introduce our new business column by Kathy Finn. One of New Orleans’ best known business journalists, Finn is a former editor of New Orleans City Business and Biz New Orleans. Her column will appear…

LOCAL COLOR

“I got nothin’ to loseNot even the bluesJust a bummin’ around …”–“Just Bummin’ Around”Luther “Skip” Lutz hunkers down over a cup of coffee at St. John’s Coffee House in downtown Covington one cool morning. Lutz sports a monstrous beard that…

MODINE'S: THANKSGIVING WITH PiCKY EATERS

Used to be, everybody in the Gunch family was omnivorous – they ate anything and the more the better. But now, we got picky eaters.My sister-in-law Gloriosa, who has transformed from a free spirit with large boobs into an Uptown…

CHRONICLES OF RECENT HISTORY

Saturn B rocket booster being transported from Michoud, circa 1963. The multi-billion-dollar Orion Project � a space program aiming at �infinity and beyond� � will bring hundreds of new jobs to add to the 2,000 Lockheed-Martin jobs currently at the…

STREETCAR

On the Thursday before Katrina, the Sazerac Bar at the Fairmont hotel was so packed that it was easy to bump into someone and cause a drink to splash on a white suit. Classic white suits were proper that evening…

Letters

A TASTE OF SAZERACRe: “KY-NO Connection: Herbsaint and the evolution of Sazerac and oysters Rockefeller,” Food column, by Dale Curry. September 2006 issue.I just wanted to write and let you know that over the past 25 years I have seen…

Julia Street

600 block of Royal Street, known as “Governors Row,” circa 1940.Dear Julia and Poydras,Can you tell me why the 600 block of Royal Street is referred to or known as “Governor’s Row?” That’s a tough assignment for Poydras – maybe…

MARQUEE

 Celebrating our SwampsThe 22nd annual Swampfest at Audubon Zoo will host a cultural celebration of New Orleans and the swamps for which we are famous � with tickets no more than regular zoo admission. Nov. 4-5, Zydeco and Cajun music…

Music

In one of those wondrous reincarnations of the city post-Katrina, I found myself on a cool night in early fall inside Sound Café at 2700 Chartres Street in Bywater, where a brass band jam session soon heated things up.The café…

Food

These days, I drive up and down Magazine Street so often that my old Civic probably doesn’t need me to steer. I know all the options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A flash of pink paper in a window, and…

HARRY SHEARER

You've met Harry Shearer before, but probably never knew it. Well, maybe not in person, but you've either heard him speak and sing, or seen him on TV and movie screens. Derek Smalls. Mr. Burns. Ned Flanders. Sound familiar yet?…

TOP LAWYERS-THE FIRST POST-KATRINA LIST

Whether we are looking for them or hiding from them, more than ever we need to know where our local lawyers are and who among them are deemed to be the best. A national company that specializes in ranking lawyers…

JEWELS OF THE CITY

MASTER KEYClockwise from left: 14KT white gold and diamond antique-style key necklace from Ramsey’s Jewelers; Sterling silver fleur-de-lis heart-shaped skeleton key pendant from Symmetry Jewelers; Bixby sterling silver chain and key pendant with pink tourmaline stone and diamond accent from…

BANKING ON A RECOVERY

When Louisiana bank executives gathered two months after Hurricane Katrina, uncertainty and even fear were the uninvited guests in the room, says Paul Bonitatibus, senior executive vice president for branch banking and wealth management for the banking segment of Capital…

LATE LATE-NIGHT

The lively crowd I walked into at Molly’s at the Market one Monday night at 3 a.m., after the Saints kicked dirty-bird butt, was a rare and beautiful thing. Most post-Katrina Mondays Molly’s has been more of a krewe of…

READERS TALK BACK

Each week we invite you “the Reader” to let us know how we are doing and give us comments on what you would like to see. Here are a few comments we received last week. If you would like to…

TOP 5 SAINTS PLAYS SO FAR THIS SEASON

We know, the Saints have only played six games, but the off week caused us to go into withdrawal which could only be remedied by contemplating what we have seen so far. (Listed in ascending order) 5.The Blocked Field Goal.…

Peter Max – An Interview

"The 60s were an amazing time," says this month�s cover artist, Peter Max. The period was also amazing for Max. Through his art, he helped define the cultural landscape.As Max describes it, he stumbled into the work that made him…

ERROL LABORDE COMMENTARY: UNDERSTANDING BROCATO'S

"My dad was a hard working man." Those words still resonate whenever I think about Angelo Brocato's Ice Cream parlor which has now reopened after being closed because of You Know What. Speaking was Angelo Brocato Jr. who along with…

ERROL LABORDE: RE-DISCOVERTING CITY PARK

City Park is a topic about which I am hardly neutral. My father was superintendent of the park for about 30 years. Until his retirement in the 70's he was at the park practically every day including, by choice, drive-…