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New Orleans Magazine January 2011

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New Orleans Healthbeat

A recently released study by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that healthy gay men who took the anti-AIDS pill Truvada were 44 percent less likely to get infected with the virus that causes AIDS than the same number of men taking a placebo. Furthermore, for men who took the pill faithfully every day, […]

Reader's Favorites

Tops of the Town

Tops of New Orleans – Reader Picks

selected winner profiles

KIPP – New Orleans Education

An Educational Camelot

Best Bars in New Orleans

For which our correspondent worked the beat in the name of research

What Happened in Morganza

I always drive slowly through Morganza ever since a local policeman stopped me on the adjacent spillway named after the town. He had clocked me traveling a breezy 65 miles per hour in the business part of town alongside Louisiana Highway 1, where the law, if not the traffic flow, demands 45 miles an hour. […]

Last Call: Apple Pie-Tini

Craving Comfort After the last night of the year, and all the celebrations that stretch into the next morning, January does not have much to recommend it. Sure, around here we enjoy the antics of the Phunny Phorty Phellows lumbering down St. Charles Avenue, in a streetcar, announcing that Carnival Season has begun. But after […]

NOLA by the Numbers

1907The first time the classic New Year’s “ball” dropped in Times Square 700Weight (in pounds) of the first New Year’s ball 11,875Weight (in pounds) of the Waterford Crystal New Year’s ball used today 2,668Number of Crystals created by Waterford in the New Year’s ball 9,000Number of LED lights used in today’s New Year’s ball 1973The […]


100 Years of artAn integral part of New Orleans culture – and a key tourist attraction – the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates its centennial anniversary this year. On Jan. 8 a kickoff celebration will start the year long party with free activities that honor its growth, and thank the patrons and community members […]

Anniversary at Andrea’s

Andrea’s Northern Italian Restaurant is celebrating a birthday this month. “We’ll have a nice, wonderful 26th anniversary celebration on the 21st of January,” says Chef Andrea Apuzzo. “We’d like to invite everyone to have a toast with me with a glass of champagne or a glass of wine – complimentary.” Along with celebrating 26 years […]

These Boots Were Made For Running

Local boot camps help kick off New Year’s resolutions

Tales of Molly the Wonder Horse

You go to do a little thing, like help save people’s lives after a major hurricane, and you never know where it’s going to lead you. Take the case of Kaye Harris. Kaye and her husband, Glenn, own ponies, wagons and a merry-go-round for a party rental business. Glenn, a black belt recipient, also teaches […]

Glory Days of the Cotton Exchange

“My mother always said she could drive down Carondelet Street, and when she’d pass the Cotton Exchange she could hear my father’s voice. He had a loud, carrying voice, and I do too. That’s a big item in trading. You had to be heard.” Eli W. Tullis, whose quote is above, (and his late father, […]

Questions of Fear and Terror

Another new year recalls the haunting optimism of the late Father Joseph H. Fichter, author of a pioneering study of the New Orleans Police Department, “Police Handling of Arrestees, 1964.” A Jesuit professor of sociology at Loyola University, Fichter later recalled an auspicious comparison between police treatment of citizens in a reform era of the […]

New Orleans Casinos Want You

In a tight economy, even Harrah’s aims to cozy up with locals.

Why We Need the Hornets

Even more than you might think

Year-End Check-Up

Boiled water, blue gloves and dogs running amok

Vineyard greens a garden

Wine doesn’t normally top the list of contributions to childhood nutrition, but a new California winery with an affinity for New Orleans is now supporting one local effort that is making school lunch healthier. To mark its recent debut, the new Presqu’ile Winery made a $200,000 contribution to the Edible Schoolyard program in New Orleans, […]

Read & Spin

The old adage “Do as I say, not as I do” doesn’t apply in the case of these educators. The Professors of Pleasure: Tulane University Faculty Band, Volume Two, presented by John Doheny, a collaboration of Tulane University Jazz Performance Studies instructors (drummer Geoff Clapp, bassist Jim Markway, pianist Jesse McBride, guitarist John Dobry, trumpeter […]

Dave Bartholomew goes to the Rock Hall

Long before we got hammered by Hurricane Katrina, Cleveland beat out New Orleans as the site for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No one paid me to say this, but it’s a good thing Cleveland won. The Rock Hall, as Clevelanders call their glass-and-steel pyramid to the music, is a world-class act. Never imagined […]

New Orleans Restaurant leadership at the table

New Orleans has long had a strong influence on the American culinary scene. More recently, however, some of the movers and shakers in the local restaurant world have been making their presence felt in national industry circles too. This month, local restaurateurs Dickie Brennan (above), managing partner of Dickie Brennan & Co., and Tommy Cvitanovich […]

Restaurant Insider – New Orleans Dining

The new year always makes me optimistic for the future. The possibilities stretch out like a rainbow of hope and dreams. Anything is within my reach if I just want it badly enough. That feeling generally lasts until Jan. 2, but this year I’m hoping to carry it forward at least until National Pharmacist Day […]

Taking on Tasting Menus

If you’re going to go over-the-top, is a mere three courses truly enough? Why settle for business class when first class dangles within reach, handed out alongside the regular menu as an oft-disregarded enticement, a heavenly brass ring so often dismissed in the earthly service of a la carte? Tasting menus offer a true sense […]

Cooking Locally to Impress Visitors

I love the title of John Besh’s new cookbook, My New Orleans. It is the way I felt when playing tour guide recently to two sets of out-of-town friends. I proudly showed them the Brad Pitt houses in the Lower 9th Ward and Musicians’ Village in the Upper 9th Ward, the National World War II […]

New Orleas Tourism keeps on trucking

Many New Orleanians may feel 2010 was an extraordinarily topsy-turvy time. After all, in the same year the city celebrated its first Super Bowl victory, it found itself on the frontlines of the nation’s worst oil disaster and marked both the progress and the enduring pain of Hurricane Katrina at its fifth anniversary. But in […]

Persona: David Morse

For an actor who has been in 60 movies, 17 TV shows, and a number of productions on stage (I’m guessing more than 60), David Morse is obviously in demand. He has acted with Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan and Bjork; has been directed by Sean Penn, Frank Darabont, Lars von Trier […]

New Orleans Marquee Events

Our top picks of the month’s events

Travails of a Class Reunion

I see on the news that 34 percent of the U.S. population is obese (by which they mean “fat”). What they don’t say is 99.9 percent of the female population thinks they look fat. The other .1 percent are still in the womb. It don’t make no difference how skinny we actually are; we can […]

Julia Street With Poydras the Parrot


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