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New Orleans Magazine February 2018

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Book Reviews

The 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre by Chris Dier The History Press   Chalmette High School history teacher Chris Dier explores a tumultuous chapter in the history of his home parish. While the subject matter is difficult, there are many lessons to be learned. The book recounts the days before the presidential election of 1868. […]

How Irish Coffee Created A Stir

We were on a tour of Dublin, Ireland when the itinerary called for a stop at a local nightclub for Irish coffee. Since it was afternoon there were no performances yet; drinks however were flowing as our group scattered across several tables. Here I digress to point out that while Irish coffee might seem like […]

On Being A Number One City

Here As A Place To Go

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, There is an endangered and bedraggled building that recently caught my eye on St. Bernard Avenue near Rocheblave. It has a vaguely Chinese look but its original lines are obscured by later additions, graffiti and the wire fencing that now enclose it.    Do you know anything about this most unusual structure?  Was […]

February

Our top picks for this month’s events

Branford Marsalis

Creating A Legacy

Developer Calls ‘Action’ On New Film Studio

In its long-running competition with other states to attract new business and high-quality employment, Louisiana has used many types of job “bait.” Louisiana taxpayers have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into business tax breaks, worker training and cash grants to encourage companies to create jobs in the state. Through the years, though, a big […]

Montessori Schools Are Doing It Their Way

Snow fell outside, startling most locals into slow motion, yet Audubon Charter School’s students continued with lesson plans, all carefully mapped out in self-directed notebooks. Grant, a first grader, worked with a bead frame doing subtraction problems. A few feet away, Juliana, a third-grader, worked with a grammar box. She identified parts of speech in […]

The City Directory

A New Orleans Essential Since 1805

Where The River Rode

Around The Bend In St. James Parish

The Holiday Weight is Over

A post-Carnival plan

New Orleans Tourist Tips

Top must-do activities for families.

Benjamin Clementine Brings His Extraordinary Ability to One Eyed Jacks

February is always a good month for music in New Orleans. The temperature generally starts to warm up a bit and Carnival kicks things into high gear. This year we have a series of outstanding performers coming through town throughout the month. One of the highlights will be Benjamin Clementine’s performance at One Eyed Jacks […]

Ash Wednesday

ARTHUR NEAD Illustration   I once worked in an office where on the day after Mardi Gras I noticed the two girls at the front desk each had made ashen crosses on the others’ forehead. At first I thought it was touching that they had gone to church where, by tradition, the priest would place […]

The Purple Knights

“St. Aug” Marching Into Time

Warm Drinks for a Hot Time

Carnival season can be quite chilly. Yes, even a winter season in New Orleans has been known to cast a cold, uncomfortable-to-the-bone damp net over the festivities. Not enough to stop the party, of course, and never putting a chill in one’s heart, but there have been years when this outsized, outdoor festival in the […]

Valentine’s Day Jewelry

From top left to right: Sterling silver petal and fresh water pearl ring from Symmetry Jewelers  & Designers. Signature Scottie necklace in gold; signature Naomi ring in gold and irridescent Drusy; nail polish in Champagne Irridescent all from Kendra Scott. Tri-color sterling silver and gold plated triple strand petal necklace with cubic zirconia centers; sterling […]

Queens Of The Black Carnival

The Illinois clubs: where tradition still takes center stage

TOP HOSPITALS

Patients’ picks of area facilities

Heart Talk

Blood pressure chronicles and the New Orleans connection

Pacific South Cuisine

West Coast meets New Orleans

News From the Kitchen

lacovone, Poke-Chan, Paloma Cafe

Parade Route Jambalaya

Sometimes slow-cooked can be better

Ojen Cocktail

An Uptown Carnival Tradition

ETC.

Audubon Charter Opens in Gentilly in 2018 The Audubon Charter School, currently based in Uptown New Orleans, will open a second and new school, Audubon Gentilly in the Fall of 2018. Audubon Gentilly will combine the current Audubon Charter’s Montessori and French immersion curricula into a new Montessori French Immersion model, the only program of […]

Face Time

Trying the Treatment

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM