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New Orleans Magazine July 2014

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Aimée Hayes, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Producing Artistic Director, Southern Rep

Carla Adams, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Director of Marketing, The Shops at Canal Place

Read & Spin

NON-FICTION For anyone who has ever wondered about the story behind New Orleans’ often historically, sometimes colorfully and occasionally whimsically-named streets, Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names is your new best resource. Author, historian and photographer Sally Asher weaves together the tall tales, seedy underbelly, political battles, art and culture […]

Ronald Sciortino

The Flavor Man

Adventures in Dog Sitting

Sometimes things go wrong

Maternal Baggage

When life becomes a hodgepodge

Keeping It Cool

Savvy New Orleanians beat the heat

Best New Restaurants

New Places; New Choices; Clear Winners

2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

We present here our annual class of top female achievers, any one of whom could have made the list in previous years. As is our tradition, in presenting our achievers we not only honor them but also hope to learn from them as they reveal mentors and offer advice. Our city is richer because of […]

Evolution of the New Orleans Style

Kid Howard and the jazz trumpet line

Dorothy "Dottie" Reese, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Chairman of the Board, Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Jacqueline M. Brettner, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Attorney and mediator, Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux, LLC

Julie Mao, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Attorney, New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice

Molly Abel Travis, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean, Newcomb-Tulane College

Sallie Ann Glassman, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board, New Orleans Healing Center and Owner, Island of Salvation Botanica

Sandy Franco, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Owner, Franco’s Health Club and Spa

Susan Hess, 2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

Volunteer and Incoming President, City Park Board of Commissioners


In May, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco alternatives to people under the age of 18. The bill by state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, merged the gap in the law regarding new alternatives to tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes. The legislation passed unanimously in both the […]

When Life Is A Stage

Governors take on reality TV



Vive La France

Several years ago I was at a breakfast where the then-French Ambassador to the United States was the center of attention. Over a selection of breads that certainly reflected frugality in the French entertainment budget, the ambassador received questions. Most were business-like queries about trade and commerce, but as the morning wore on and the […]

Free Floating

Do nothing for an hour and learn about yourself

Harrison Avenue Dining

Whacked by Katrina; now it’s flooded with restaurants

Johnny Sanchez Taqueria, Del Fuego Taqueria and Pho Cam Ly

Given that the focus of this column is generally on new and changing restaurants, the July issue should present a real challenge. But this is New Orleans in 2014, and finding new restaurants to cover is less difficult than it might otherwise be, even during the hot months when the industry generally slows down. Speaking […]

Picks for the Picnic

Leisure food for the summer

A Hurricane of a Different Type

Rum with a tropical swirl


Square Root to Offer Abbreviated Eight- to Nine-Course Menu 1800 Magazine St., 309-7800, SquareRootNola.com Chef Phillip Lopez’s newly opened Square Root restaurant in the Lower Garden District will offer a $95 eight- to nine-course tasting menu on Tuesdays through Thursdays. The original 12- to 15-course menu will continue on Fridays and Saturdays. “The smaller menu […]

When Felons Escape

Law enforcement responds in different ways

Covers That Might Have Been

Our two main features this month are Top Female Achievers and Best New Restaurants. There was a time when a German transplant named Elizabeth Kettenring could have won both awards in the same year. The only problem, at least for the life of this magazine, is that the year would have been 1863. And while […]

Joint Session

April wedding brings May hospitalization

New Orleans East to Increase Access to Healthcare

New Orleans East will receive a portion of the $105 Million BP settlement awarded to coastal communities affected by the oil disaster, a settlement which will increase access to healthcare for Gulf Coast residents. The initiative will be led by the Alliance Institute, Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training and the New Orleans East Louisiana Community […]

Degrees and Jobs

The college thrust

Dollars and Diplomas

At graduation time, parents’ biggest test may be financial

Amazon Increases Delivery Competition

Amazon.com recently expanded its Sunday delivery service to 15 cities, including New Orleans. The original Sunday delivery service, which began last November, only included New York and Los Angeles. “We’re pleased to be delivering more packages on Sunday and just allowing the shippers and customers to appreciate the benefits of U.S. Mail,” says U.S. Postal […]

Cam Jordan

As Cameron Jordan is walking into the building where I will interview him, a woman walking her large gray poodle is also entering. The poodle immediately gravitates toward the Saints defensive end, and soon I’m treated to the adorable image of this hulking football player and fluffy dog interacting. “Are you afraid of poodles?” the […]

Southern Style

When many people think of the south, especially New Orleans, they think of those sprawling manses housing gorgeous antiques. But as it turns out, the South doesn’t get as much credit as other places do for their contributions to the decorative arts world. The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) hopes to correct that with its […]

18 Things To Do This Month in New Orleans

Our top picks of this month's events

Liberation Landings

The D-Day anniversary gives more reasons to re-visit The National World War II Museum.

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM