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New Orleans Magazine June 2010

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A river runs through it

A wide-ranging project originally conceived by Tulane University as a museum, education center and art space, all focused on the dynamic power of the Mississippi River, has shifted gears. Now the focus will be on harnessing that power to produce renewable energy and to potentially develop a new industry for New Orleans.  RiverSphere, as the […]

DADS AND DAUGHTERS

In time for Father’s Day, local fathers and daughters pose for a portrait and discuss their similarities and differences.

Troux Blood

Sucking up the vampire craze

Peter’s Planters Punch:

The joy of coming together

Nashville: “After the Storm”

Not that we haven’t our own water-based crises to contend with, but the news of the tragic flooding of the Cumberland River and the damage done to Nashville reminds me of what a great experience the South’s other musically important city can be. On a Saturday night, several years ago, I was alone on lower […]

St Claude Avenue

THE BEST KEPT ART SECRET IN NEW ORLEANS (ST. ROCH TOO!)

IN SEARCH OF A CHEVY

Restoring old cars? John Latour has the pedal to the metal.

CARING FOR THE WOMEN

Craigslist online and the want ads – that’s where young women look for housing when they make the big decision to live on their own and work in New Orleans. It wasn’t always this way. For the New Orleans working woman, up until the 1970s, there was another possibility: renting a room in a boarding […]

WANT A GOOD FIGHT?

Try reforming higher education.

A Mother’s Loss

The making of the Danziger Bridge tragedy

Against the odds

New Orleans continues to snag jobs.

Health Beat

• Dr. Frank DellaCroce, above left and Dr. Scott Sullivan, above, two local breast cancer surgeons who founded the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital (the world’s only hospital dedicated to breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients), have opened the St. Charles Charities Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. […]

Misadventures With a Toothpick

Plus, a religious experience

THERE’S A CULTURAL SIDE to THE GULF

Since the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico we have heard much about the Gulf’s importance as an ecological system. If anything good can come out of the catastrophe it might be that it will bring more appreciation for the importance of the Gulf and its estuary life. We also hope that the newfound […]

Read and Spin

Big Sam’s Funky Nation’s King of the Party is an energetic fourth album that adds more jazz, rock and hip hop to the group’s already awesome repertoire of funk. Leader Big Sam Williams is one with his trombone; his cocky vocals are backed by his impressive collaboration with Drew “Da Phessah” Baham on trumpet, Takeshi […]

Singing Memory Lines

“Treme” and the Classic Jazz Trio

New oyster fest gets cracking

It has been anything but smooth sailing for the Louisiana oyster industry recently. But this month, in defiance of difficulties, a group of oystermen, restaurateurs and hospitality industry leaders will throw a public party celebrating their product and its local heritage. The first-ever New Orleans Oyster Festival will be held all day June 5 and […]

RESTAURANT INSIDER

Capdeville (520 Capdeville St.) opened in April on the one-block street that shares its name. It is an upscale bar-bistro, with a short but interesting menu. The Fried Red Beans and Rice ($5) are something of a take on calas, but reminded me even more of arancini, the fried rice-balls eaten as street food in […]

American SECTOR

The neighborhood formerly referred to as Warehouse District

RECIPES FROM THE LAND OF BIENVILLE

Can a city be French and not be in France? New Orleans and Montreal come as close as any, and the similarities are numerous. First, the differences: Most New Orleanians speak English as their primary language while nearly all of Quebec speaks French. Weather in New Orleans is blistering, but a few months ago I […]

Seed money bearing fruit

The New Orleans Food & Farm Network intimately understands the potential of seemingly small investments. After all, the local nonprofit gives away free seeds to local gardeners and urban farmers to help them produce more fresh, healthy food in the city. That is why leaders of the network were so excited to be among just […]

BILL CAPO

Chasing down Bill Capo for an interview is hard because, well, he’s busy chasing somebody else down for an interview. It is his job as WWL-TV/Channel 4 Eyewitness News Action Reporter to cut through bureaucratic red tape (a particular peeve of his), expose fraud and right wronged New Orleanians to the best of his ability; […]

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

KEEPING UP WITH NATURE

When my kids were little, I used to bring them down the block to my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda’s, and ask her to keep them for a couple hours because me and my husband, Lout, had to wax the floors and we couldn’t do it with the kids around. Well, it wasn’t exactly floors, and we […]

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

A MONTHLY PURSUIT OF ANSWERS TO ETERNAL QUESTIONS

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