New Orleans Magazine - September 2015

Healthbeat

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by seven surgeons from the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans says a larger number of breast cancer patients who were not eligible for certain reconstructive surgeries are now candidates…

Julia Street With Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia, I have two questions concerning the New Orleans area and the state of Louisiana. Recently, I was passing the new Huey P. Long Bridge and thought about a train crossing it. Before the bridge was built, how exactly…

Of Hospitals and Domes

Maybe it was a cosmic moment, but last month the first phase of the new University Hospital complex opened during the same week that the Superdome’s 40th anniversarywas celebrated. “Hmmm,” we thought, “there must be parallels.” • Both were among the largest public construction projects in the nation at…

The Original Burlesque Queen

Right now you are doing something that has rarely been done – at least in New Orleans – reading about Lydia Thompson in a September issue of a magazine. Usually Lydia is a February topic, dusted off at Carnival time as part…

Read + Spin

ART: In Architecture at the End of the Earth, Tulane University professor of Slavic Studies William Craft Brumfield captures the sometimes crumbling, sometimes resplendent cathedrals, chapels and other structures of the Russian North. Nearly 200 full color images of brick…