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New Orleans Magazine June 2013

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Read & Spin

TRAVEL A self-proclaimed “compulsive reader,” author Terri Peterson Smith provides lots of travel advice for fellow book fans in Off The Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs and Girls on Getaways. Smith shares some tips for how to plan the perfect book-centric trip, and includes a chapter on New Orleans. Smith’s […]

Discovering New Orleans’ Oldest

There is something that’s alive in New Orleans today that was already living when Genghis Khan invaded China and when Pope Innocent III not-so-innocently ordered the Fifth Crusade. The year was 1213. We don’t know the exact year when the sprout that would one day become the McDonogh Oak in City Park first broke through […]

Family Celebrations in New Orleans

New Orleanians mark their calendars for special occasions and have made an art out of creating memories.

Our Top Picks for June 2013

Where You Need To Be This Month

The Biggest Party You Never Heard About

Gayle Benson shares the story behind the huge NFL Owners Party at Super Bowl XLVII

Infamous New Orleans Geography

While New Orleans is known for fun, it’s also a place where some make bad decisions. Here are a few infamous mishaps and where they happened

Bare Facts

Notes on the Buff and Stuff

Why St. Roch Rolls

St. Roch, the saint, was best known for tending to 13th-century victims of the plague. St. Roch, the neighborhood, is best known for tending to victims of boredom because it’s a quirky little part of town. There is, for example, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church (St. Roch Avenue at N. Prieur Street) where […]

New Orleans Discoveries

In Search of Places and Activities You May Not Know About

How to Host a Fête During a Fest

One of my dearest friends’ birthday is during the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (It is what I imagine having a birthday during Christmas celebrations in any other part of the country is like.) Every year she stays with my husband and me, and every year we’re so exhausted by […]

Bouncing Through the Night: Shortwave Memories

A vendor at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  programmed an app named “TuneIn” into my iPhone. “It’s free,” he told me, and with it you can reach 70,000 radio stations around the world. While the free part sounded good, I grinned and told him that I probably didn’t need more that 40,000 radio […]

Summer Sippin'

A cocktail recipe for those gentle and peaceful moments

Picking Time

Fruity recipes for the season

New on Julia Street and in the French Quarter

Chef Greg Sonnier’s return to a full-service, full-time restaurant is a cause for celebration. Greg and his dessert-specialist wife, Mary, were forced to shutter Gabrielle after Hurricane Katrina, then spent some frustrating years trying to open a restaurant Uptown. In April of this year, Sonnier opened Kingfish (337 Chartres St.), and those of us who’ve […]

Pork on the Fork

When Team “Stand Up and Snout” took home the top prize at the Hogs for the Cause barbecue competition and fundraiser last March, a closer look at the roster explains a few things. Among the participants were Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, Aaron Burgau of Patois, Bart Bell of Crescent Pie & Sausage Company […]

A Very New Orleans Baptism

Everybody knew everybody, which of course wasn’t surprising in a town where a simple afternoon trip to Dorignac’s brings me into touch with my former P.E. teacher who also happens to be the mother of the ex-wife of a guy I dated in high school, and a Thursday night PTA meeting puts me back in […]

Cruising for Trouble

In New Orleans we got two directions: river side and lake side. In St. Bernard, if it ain’t down the road, it’s up the road. That ain’t news if you live around here. But go someplace else and ask for directions, and people start jabbering about north, south, east, west and pointing every which way. […]

Tia Torres

The stories and history behind her reality show

Pamper Your Pop

Treat dad to a day of relaxation for Father’s Day.

Keeping Tabs on the Gulf

Oil flowed from BP’s Macondo well for 87 days following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, a wrenching ordeal of watching and waiting for people along the Gulf of Mexico. But a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation shows how for the Gulf’s fragile ecosystem and its wildlife, the impacts of that spill are far […]

Candles in the Wind

Remembering Joseph Massenburg

Health Beat

Maria Blanco, Assistant Professor at the Human Development Center in the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, now serves as an Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) “Learn the Signs, Act Early” Program. Her tasks include educating Louisiana parents, health care professionals and early […]

The Concerns of Shaving

A man’s home may be his castle, but men spend more time looking at their face than their front door thanks to that morning ritual called shaving. Shaving complications are not uncommon. Fortunately most cuts, bumps and rashes related to shaving are minor. Local dermatologists concur that the most serious shaving malady they encounter is […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal and Creationism

Legends vs. Fossils

New Orleans' Hometown Booze

The Business of Bottling the Spirits of New Orleans

Partying on the New Huey P.

When a road construction project wraps up, the normal response is a sigh of relief. But the completion of a project to massively expand one of the state’s iconic structures, the Huey P. Long Bridge, is inspiring a celebration. “We’ve definitely heard a desire from the public to go up there,” says Shane Peck, a […]

Julia Street with the Poydras Parrot

The Pursuit to Answer Eternal Questions


The Room in the back of Antoine’s Re: “Paul McIlhenny and the Back of Antoine’s,” Streetcar column by Errol Laborde. April 2013 issue. (Reference to the origin of the name for the room next to the wine cellar in the back of Antoine’s restaurant.) I wanted you to know the details of Chez Team Tabasco. […]

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