New Orleans Magazine - October 2009

Letters

REACHING OUTRe: “Thankless Tribute,” Crime Fighting column by Allen Johnson Jr. March 2009 issue.Today I read the article entitled “Thankless Tribute: A retiring justice votes to spare the life of a convicted child rapist” by Allen Johnson Jr.While I have…

Julia Street

WITH POYDRAS THE PARROT A MONTHLY PURSUIT OF ANSWERS TO ETERNAL QUESTIONS

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Our top picks of the month’s events

STILE DI VEGETABLES ITALIAN

Although I’m of British descent, long ago Italy captured my heart and soul as well as my culinary senses. This had to come from the walloping impact Italy, especially Sicily, has had on New Orleans, because when I add up…

Restaurant Insider

Normally when I show up on neighborhood doorsteps demanding candy, folks tend to call to the police. In October, however, things are different. Plus, I have a child. Or, as I call him, “Daddy’s Cover.”When Kelly Ponder and Michael Buchert…

A high court for weed

If Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has his way, people charged with first-time marijuana possession in New Orleans would still be in big trouble, but handling their cases might be a lot less trouble for the city’s strapped criminal…

Read and Spin

A student of the guitar since his very early years, Charles Moore has arrived at master status. His pretty Classical Guitar, Vol. 1 is his latest contribution in a lifetime of musical accomplishments. The 2009 New Orleans Magazine Jazz All-Star…

Health care from the grass roots

The small corner store that Common Ground Health Clinic calls home doesn’t make much of an impression from the street. But for the thousands of people who receive care at this free Algiers clinic, and for the volunteers and staff…

WHEN THE NEW YORK TIMES INVESTIGATES

Media waves from the levee failures and subsequent flooding that ruined New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina regularly ripple our city. But in late August, just in time for Katrina’s fourth anniversary, a journalistic tsunami of biblical proportions rolled in from…

Health Beat

Michael E. O’Brien DDS, JD is the recipient of the 2009 Daniel M. Laskin Award for “Outstanding Predoctoral Educator in OMS” (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery). O’Brien, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Predoctoral Studies in the Department of Oral and…

IDEALISM AMONG THE CORRUPTION

There has never been a ‘Golden Age’ of public education in New Orleans,” said Joseph Logsdon, the late pre-eminent historian at the University of New Orleans, in a 1991 interview. It was a startling indictment of public neglect, which Logsdon…

THE FEDS’ BRUSH WITH ART

Seventy-five years ago America had a new president who, in his first months in office, jump-started the economy with new programs that put Americans to work. Fortunately for New Orleans, some of those workers were artists, and we can still…

Men and Their Cars

We wondered what kind of wheels were carrying some of the city’s car fanciers, at least those who slam the breaks when they see an exotic vehicle. Not that they are serious or anything, but just don’t be standing in…

10 TOP GAMES, AND LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT TO PLAN FOR

Hornets All-Stars Chris Paul and David West rarely rest. Both were among the NBA leaders in minutes played last season.But at least they get halftime and time-outs to take a break.The job of entertaining fans at the New Orleans Arena…

Dining

Specialties at Ristorante FilippoPhillip Gagliano, a proud born-and-raised New Orleans Italian-American, started Ristorante Filippo in 2001 to employ his passions for the restaurant industry and for serving his guests. Ristorante Filippo has 64-seat capacity for lunch and dinner, with a…

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Siso Rose’s handmade specialtiesEmily Patron is a mother of three, a registered nurse and an early childhood teacher. As if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she’s also the creator of a business: Siso Rose (named for her daughter…

Nola by #'s

28Novels written by Howard Allen O’Brien, aka Anne Rice.36.4Millions of dollars made by Interview With the Vampire on opening weekend.48,000Approximate square footage of Anne and Stan Rice’s house,formerly the St. Elizabeth’s Home.12,000Dollars advanced to Anne Rice for turning Interview With…