New Orleans Magazine - October 2013

More Local Health Updates

Banking on stem cells? Call toll free (866) 400-7333, (985) 867-8002 or visit LifeSourceCryobank.com Stem cells are a hot medical topic as more and more therapies are approved by the FDA for treatments for bone marrow and blood disorders such…

New Legislation Mandates School Shooting Preparedness Drills

House Bill 718, which was signed into law over the summer, amends the revised statute relating to schools’ crisis management and response plans, placing special attention on school shooting preparedness drills. “The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has had a…

The Times-Picayune Fiasco – A Year Later

October marks a year since The Times-Picayune, the city’s longtime daily newspaper, was reduced to three home-delivered editions a week. Advance Publications, the Newhouse family appendage under which The Times-Picayune is placed, has reduced the frequency of several newspapers within…

Gun Locks, Beignets and the Dalai Lama

“The realization that another person wishes to harm and hurt you cannot undermine genuine compassion.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet since the age of 15 and the world’s most recognized…

Matters of Conspiracy

New Orleans is a great town for conspiracy theories, even if the conspiracies don’t exist. There are enough shadows and shadowy figures to give one pause. Being a port city adds mystique, as one wonders just who steps off the…

Interview with the Pelicans’ Jason Smith

Despite their height difference – he’s a massive 7 feet tall; she barely reaches his shoulders even in stilettos – Pelicans forward/center Jason Smith and his wife, Kristy, seem like typical newlyweds. On an August afternoon at their condo in the…

Open Enrollment Begins for Advantage Plans

Mid-October, Oct.15 to be exact, marks the beginning of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which lasts until Dec. 7. During this period many New Orleanians who are 65 and older or otherwise have qualifying disabilities will elect to enroll in…

World Trade Center Plans May Endanger Ferry Service

When Louisiana Landmarks Society (LLS) announced the 2013 “New Orleans’ Nine Most Endangered Sites” in late June, it named the World Trade Center (WTC) No. 1 on the list. Also included among the LLS’s nine was the loss of the…

Read & Spin

COOKBOOK Chef John Besh has taught the people of New Orleans a lot about cooking and with his new cookbook Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way, he’s sharing recipes and giving shout outs to the…

Purses are a Girl’s Best Friend

The song says diamonds are a girls’ best friend. But once you’re older and more mature, you realize how ridiculous that idea is. Your best friend is your purse. It provides all of life’s necessities: your phone, your aspirin, your…

The Woman in the Plane

As soon as the main cabin door was closed I made my move. Though I had already secured an aisle seat, I noticed that the middle section front row behind the bulkhead of this jumbo jet was empty. By moving…

Try This Cocktail: French Quarter 75

Don’t look now, but the odometer for 2013 just flipped over into double-digits. All those things you were planning to accomplish just a few short months ago but didn’t, and now the sands in the hourglass are flowing, are barely…

DINING GUIDE

Indulge in Redemption Redemption, 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570, Redemption-Nola.com Resurrected after Katrina, Redemption lives up to its name. Originally built as a church in 1914, the building served as a restaurant for 30 years and then as a temporary place…