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Healthbeat

On March 24, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity, will host fundraising events at several locations in the area to benefit research and find cures for childhood cancers. Participants in St. Baldrick’s Day shave their heads to show solidarity with children undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and anyone is welcome to donate or join the cause. For […]

MARQUEE

OUR TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH’S EVENTS

Biz: Your Own Piece of Sky

Fractional shares put luxury flight within reach – for some

Home: Cork and Park

An imaginative wine cellar is part of this Audubon area cottage.

Streetcar

Seersucker and White Suits: New Rules

Chronicles: Bunny Ears and Cool Jazz

Fifty years ago the Playboy Club opened in the French Quarter.

Persona: Greivis Vasquez

At a Glance Profession: Point guard for New Orleans Hornets Age: 25 Resides: Warehouse District Born: Caracas, Venezuela Family: Mother, Ivis Rodriguez; father, Gregario Vasquez; brother, Ingerman Sanoya Education: University of Maryland; Major: American Studies Favorite book: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership Favorite movie: Troy Favorite TV show: “SportsCenter” […]

Try This: Hula Hooping

Round and round and round

Flying to Havana

The service begins – sort of

Education: Vouching for Vouchers

Pondering the governor’s strategy

Shore Thing

You have heard of the red snapper and orange roughy; now in Pensacola they’re talking about the blue wahoo. While most fish migrate to different waters as the seasons change, the blue wahoos hope to make it upstream to Cincinnati to become reds. Doing that, however, will depend on timely hitting and fielding. On this […]

A Queen Falls

The Surrender of New Orleans was a Critical Moment in the Civil War.

Crime Fighting: Anatomy of a Crime

Revelations from an impact statement

Newsbeat: Park Goes Swoosh

A gleaming new football facility has risen from the once storm-tattered grounds of a park in eastern New Orleans and more major public amenities are on the way thanks to a partnership between City Hall, sportswear maker Nike, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the charitable foundation of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.   Representatives of each […]

Health: Passing Out in Cuba

A story of illness abroad

Modine's New Orleans: The Problem With Pins

I know women who can create a replica of the Blessed Mother out of Rice Krispies, dress their family in matching animal suits and go as endangered wildlife species for Mardi Gras and re-upholster their couch to match the curtains. Give them a glue gun and they can conquer the world. Me, I can create […]

Newsbeat: A New “Link” to Local Food

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has long been an economic engine for New Orleans. Thanks to a new initiative, the massive drawing power of the convention center is now also creating a major new market for local farmers, fishermen and traditional Louisiana food makers. “The idea was to design menus that work and that […]

Newbeat: Dredge It, or They Won’t Come

The federal government has been cutting its budgets left and right, but one potential reduction in particular had a group in South Louisiana concerned about the future of the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget for river dredging faced a $45 million cut at the start of 2012, and this rang alarms […]

Table Talk: Return of Fine Dining

New additions to the high end

Inside

Doing It On the Border

Last Call: A Toast to St. Patty

A Toast to St. Patty Provoking a celebration

Food: Nostalgia in the Kitchen

Experiencing retro dishes

Restaurant Insider: Open Wide!

As I write this in late January, I haven’t yet received the many gifts I expect from you, dear readers, on the occasion of my birthday on March 7. Please don’t send me additional copies of An Idiot’s Guide to Food Writing. I don’t need to read it again; I live it. January saw the […]

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I am looking for information on the Cosmopolitan Hotel, which I believe was on Bourbon Street in the early 1900s. I think both of my grandfathers worked there when they came into the United States  and arrived in New Orleans. Flossie Turner Lafayette Once considered to be one of the city’s finest hotels, […]

Speaking Out

UNO Sports: Let’s Go Back to Division 1

Read + Spin

CD – Crescent City folk rockers The Acadias have released a self-titled album. Lead singer Mary Truxillo belts out intriguingly narrative lyrics, backed up by the occasional mellow harmony of Mark Johnson; Robert Speyrer and Andy Lade round out the quartet with spunky banjo, accordion and percussion. NOVEL – Daniel Woodrell, well-known for his adapted […]

The Scoop: Time Off for Good Behavior

March parades break the Lenten fast

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM