New Orleans Magazine - September 2013

Raising Eyebrows

My daughter Gladiola is sitting and staring at nothing. Poor heart. Her senior year just started and I know she has plenty on her mind: Will she do good on her tests? How will we pay for college? What will…

Alliance for the River

To crib a motto from Las Vegas, what happens on the Mississippi River doesn’t necessarily stay on the Mississippi River. The conditions of the river and its access to shipping and goods, commodities and raw materials, all reverberate through the…

Mom Identity

During a recent team-building exercise at my new job the group leader passed out little slips of paper that read simply, “I am ...” We were all given 30 seconds to complete the sentence with one word that summed us…

Catholic Youth Organization: Giving Them Something To Do

In 1930, Chicago was filled with tough neighborhoods, where “the outfit,” including the infamous Al Capone, seemed to be in control. Many youngsters were in danger of turning to crime. Something had to be done. The Catholic Church, particularly an…

HealthBeat

• Dr. James Diaz, a professor at the LSU Health Sciences Center, conducted a study that finds new modes of transmission and behaviors associated with parasitic lung infection. In the study, which appears in the current issue of Clinical Microbiology…

Riding Hitler’s Elevator

Our schedule that afternoon in the Bavarian Alps was to visit Hitler’s Kehlstein, or as the Americans called it, “the Eagle’s Nest.” Not that he was trying to suck up to the Fürher or anything, but the mountain peak retreat…

Hank Williams and Billie Jean Say I Do

Hank Williams married Billie Jean Jones Eshlimar, on Oct. 18, 1952, in Minden, La. It was the second marriage for both, though it wouldn’t be the only ceremony. The next day Williams was scheduled to perform at the Municipal Auditorium…

When Paint and Wine Come Together

I recently spent an evening at Corks N Canvas (multiple locations, CorksNCanvas.com) with some friends from work. The premise behind the place and many others like it around the country is simple: combine an art class with wine and you’ve…

Katrina Plus Eight; Remember the Hispanic Workers

There are a million Katrina stories out there, including this one from a man who after exile returned to his home, where the water mark was at the four-foot level, and tried to begin the repair process. He called a…

New School on the Block

The array of charter schools across the modern New Orleans public education landscape has created a great deal more choices for students and parents. But some education advocates say that the notion of the neighborhood school as a community hub…

Restaurants New and Revisited

In many parts of the United States, September is when you first start considering whether you should bring a sweater with you when you leave the house. If you’ve got kids, it’s also when you start getting re-acclimated to the…

21 Things To Do This September

SEINFELD AT SAENGER He may be considered part of the old guard, but Jerry Seinfeld is staying relevant in today’s comedy landscape, in which more and more comics are using video sites like Funny or Die and YouTube, Twitter and…

Read & Spin

• COOKBOOK While it’s mostly a book of recipes, Lolis Eric Elie’s Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans is much more than something to store in your cookbook cabinet. As a staff writer and story editor…

Broad Street Neon

There's a subtle addition to Broad Street that's mostly noticeable once the sun goes down.

DINING GUIDE

Pascal’s Manale Restaurant, Andrea’s Restaurant and Capri Blu Bar and Zea Rotisserie & Grill