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New Orleans Magazine May 2010

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Pizza with a plan

On the long list of what makes New Orleans famous, healthy food and entrepreneurial verve aren’t typically found near the top. But one young local company is blending those two ingredients for a business model that has attracted extraordinary attention from investors and entrepreneurs, not to mention the pizza-eating public. The company is NAKEDPizza, and […]

Health Beat

• A recent study released by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that women of average weight who consume a light to moderate amount of alcohol gain less weight than women who don’t drink. The study followed over 19,000 women without a history of heart disease, cancer or diabetes, aged 40 or older and within […]

Lost Recipes

Last year, our May cover story was about “Recipe Recovery,” recalling the classic dishes of our past, many of which were lost on paper in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when cookbooks and recipe files washed away in the floods. We featured stuffed mirlitons, redfish courtbouillon, Creole daube, stuffed bell peppers, shrimp remoulade and grillades. […]

Mothers and Sons

In time for Mother’s Day we asked local moms and their guys about differences and likenesses. The discussion, we think, makes a pretty picture.

And the winner is…

Ella Brennan

Fielder with Dreams

Though His Career Would One Day Take A Bad Hop, A Century Ago Shoeless Joe Jackson Was Playing Baseball in New Orleans

Fun and Frivolity at Zephyer Field


Last Call

Attractive opposites World Cocktail Week 2010 has been declared and, in New Orleans, there will be a celebration on World Cocktail Day: Thurs., May 13. That becomes doubly important for our city because here within the Riverwalk Festival Marketplace, on the banks of the Mississippi River, is the Museum of the American Cocktail. Great mixologists […]


Like many other out-of-work confederate officers, John Bell Hood came to New Orleans after the war hoping to find a future. The recent past had been tough. Early in the war the Kentucky native had been regarded as one of the Confederacy’s best commanders, but tragic defeats under his command at Atlanta and Franklin, Tenn. […]


Looking for gold


If you’re a New Orleanian of a certain age, you probably still have an AM button on your car radio set to 1350; that’s because radio station WSMB once found its home on the dial there. Sadly, in its 85th year, the station is still at 1350, but it doesn’t have its old name anymore […]

TwitTer versus thought

Teachers of proper English read Tweetspeak, the abbreviated language of Twitter, and cringe. Take this “tweet” by Kawkia Mitchell, a linebacker with the Buffalo Bills, as reported by the Buffalo News last year: “Back at the dorms. Bout to lay down. Early morning workout, short 7 on 7 prac. And a nite prac. 2morrow 2 […]


One of the biggest challenges facing newly elected Mayor Mitch Landrieu is how to reform a police department that can’t seem to tell the truth – not even to Congress. In 2006, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs published a 738-page investigative report titled “Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared” following […]


Keeping jobs alive in New Orleans

Making use of ReUSE

Royal Street is known for its antique shops, and the Warehouse District is known for its art galleries and museums. In the same vein, a group of nonprofits hopes a new initiative will make a crossroads of downtown neighborhoods the city’s destination for reclaimed, recycled and salvaged goods. It is called the ReUse District, and […]

Read and Spin

Trumpeter Christian Scott brings us an intricately beautiful and psychologically heavy album as his latest gift to contemporary jazz. Yesterday You Said Tomorrow also features guitarist Matthew Stevens, pianist Milton Fletcher Jr., bassist Kristopher Keith Funn and drummer Jamire Williams. The first track “K.K.P.D” or “Ku Klux Police Department” is juxtaposed with “The Eraser,” a […]


Echoes of Miles Davis are not quite everywhere in the surreal poetics of Christian Scott’s horn play. But the young trumpeter on the Concord Jazz label is an instrumental voice clearly inspired by Miles’s post-bop ensemble style. On his new CD, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, Scott lays out a flow of melodic whispers, surges and […]


Dick & Jenny’s (4501 Tchoupitoulas St.) is now open on Monday for dinner; since many restaurants are closed on Monday, having another place open is outstanding. You can call them at 894-9880 for information or to make reservations for parties of five or more. By the time you read this, Susan Spicer, right, may very […]


Three dishes competing for the Fleur de Lis Culinary Awards

Marching orders from the new mayor

More than just anticipation has been building since Mitch Landrieu’s mayoral election victory in February. As the weeks ticked past leading up to his inauguration, the expectations for change and fresh solutions from the new mayor of New Orleans grew to towering heights. But at the recent annual meeting of Greater New Orleans Inc., the […]


Mother, politician, real-estate broker, community activist – when you ask Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, known more informally as Jackie Clarkson, about what role has been the most important in her life, she unequivocally and without hesitance says, “being a mother.” Like many New Orleanians, I best know Clarkson by her career in public service (and the […]


Our top picks of the month’s events


Idecided that my grandkids need some culture. Not that they got strep throats or nothing – not that kind of culture. I mean the kind you get at the art museum. They are living an hour-and-a-half north of New Orleans in the countryside with birds and bees and nature and all that, but the closest […]

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot


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