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New Orleans Magazine October 2009

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Health Beat

Michael E. O’Brien DDS, JD is the recipient of the 2009 Daniel M. Laskin Award for “Outstanding Predoctoral Educator in OMS” (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery). O’Brien, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Predoctoral Studies in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center’s School of Dentistry, was chosen by the American […]

THE INCIDENT

I called 9-1-1 yesterday to report an accident that didn’t happen. My saga began innocently enough in the parking lot of the Rouses Supermarket on North Carrollton Avenue. The store is quite popular, especially on Sundays, so much so that I had to inch along through the parking lot to find a space. I was […]

Last Call

Updating a classic

Nola by #'s

28Novels written by Howard Allen O’Brien, aka Anne Rice. 36.4Millions of dollars made by Interview With the Vampire on opening weekend. 48,000Approximate square footage of Anne and Stan Rice’s house,formerly the St. Elizabeth’s Home. 12,000Dollars advanced to Anne Rice for turning Interview With the Vampire from a short story into a novel. 100,000Dollars advanced to […]

Etc.

Siso Rose’s handmade specialties Emily Patron is a mother of three, a registered nurse and an early childhood teacher. As if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she’s also the creator of a business: Siso Rose (named for her daughter Sophia’s nickname), which sells handmade gifts and art. Her designs start from hand-drawn colored […]

Dining

Specialties at Ristorante Filippo Phillip Gagliano, a proud born-and-raised New Orleans Italian-American, started Ristorante Filippo in 2001 to employ his passions for the restaurant industry and for serving his guests. Ristorante Filippo has 64-seat capacity for lunch and dinner, with a 40-seat banquet room upstairs that can host events including baby showers or holiday parties. […]

10 TOP GAMES, AND LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT TO PLAN FOR

Hornets All-Stars Chris Paul and David West rarely rest. Both were among the NBA leaders in minutes played last season. But at least they get halftime and time-outs to take a break. The job of entertaining fans at the New Orleans Arena is nonstop, and the Hornets do it as well as any team in […]

Men and Their Cars

We wondered what kind of wheels were carrying some of the city’s car fanciers, at least those who slam the breaks when they see an exotic vehicle. Not that they are serious or anything, but just don’t be standing in the way when the light turns green. 

Financial Fallout

Bankers and investment advisers are battered, not broken.

Haberdashers

In black and white

A MAN AND HIS COLLECTION

Tony Clesi’s historic Victorian cottage is a virtual tour of the world.

SARAH WOOD

The weight is over

THE FEDS’ BRUSH WITH ART

Seventy-five years ago America had a new president who, in his first months in office, jump-started the economy with new programs that put Americans to work. Fortunately for New Orleans, some of those workers were artists, and we can still admire and appreciate their government-sponsored output. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal provided […]

A DREAM DEFERRED NOW REALIZED

Opening day at Langston Hughes Academy.

IDEALISM AMONG THE CORRUPTION

There has never been a ‘Golden Age’ of public education in New Orleans,” said Joseph Logsdon, the late pre-eminent historian at the University of New Orleans, in a 1991 interview. It was a startling indictment of public neglect, which Logsdon and co-author Donald DeVore reiterated in Crescent City Schools, a commemorative book on the 150th […]

Editor's Note

ode to the crown vic

WHEN THE NEW YORK TIMES INVESTIGATES

Media waves from the levee failures and subsequent flooding that ruined New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina regularly ripple our city. But in late August, just in time for Katrina’s fourth anniversary, a journalistic tsunami of biblical proportions rolled in from the North. The New York Times Magazine published a 13,000-word treatise with new insights that […]

Health care from the grass roots

The small corner store that Common Ground Health Clinic calls home doesn’t make much of an impression from the street. But for the thousands of people who receive care at this free Algiers clinic, and for the volunteers and staff who run it, this humble address is making a big difference. “What sets us apart […]

Read and Spin

A student of the guitar since his very early years, Charles Moore has arrived at master status. His pretty Classical Guitar, Vol. 1 is his latest contribution in a lifetime of musical accomplishments. The 2009 New Orleans Magazine Jazz All-Star treats his listeners to lots of Bach and Francisco Tarrega, with staples such as “Spanish […]

RECORDING HISTORY

John Broven explores pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll.

A high court for weed

If Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has his way, people charged with first-time marijuana possession in New Orleans would still be in big trouble, but handling their cases might be a lot less trouble for the city’s strapped criminal justice system. Cannizzaro is trying to build support for a proposal to move misdemeanor, first-offense […]

Restaurant Insider

Normally when I show up on neighborhood doorsteps demanding candy, folks tend to call to the police. In October, however, things are different. Plus, I have a child. Or, as I call him, “Daddy’s Cover.” When Kelly Ponder and Michael Buchert opened the Rum House (3128 Magazine St.) earlier this year, neither had significant experience […]

Table Talk

KINDRED COOKING

STILE DI VEGETABLES ITALIAN

Although I’m of British descent, long ago Italy captured my heart and soul as well as my culinary senses. This had to come from the walloping impact Italy, especially Sicily, has had on New Orleans, because when I add up the little time I’ve actually spent in the land of wine, food and fashion, it […]

News Beat

Paying attention to modern architecture

Persona

CARLOS Miguel Prieto

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

Modine

BAD HABITS

Julia Street

WITH POYDRAS THE PARROT A MONTHLY PURSUIT OF ANSWERS TO ETERNAL QUESTIONS

Speaking Out

TALKING ABOUT RACE

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM