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Health Beat

Advanced practice registered nurse Nancy Buccola recently led a Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center research team conducting a study linking schizophrenia to a specific area of DNA. The area of DNA linked to the disease is on chromosome 6, an area that also houses key genes related to immune function. “Scientists have been looking […]


NOLA by the Numbers

Living the auction business and FourFront delivers talent to local theaters

Living the auction business Adam Lambert, owner and auctioneer at Crescent City Auction Gallery, has been in the auction business since he was a child. At age 5, he helped his father Sidney Lambert by “running sheets” from the auction stand to the office. Two years later, Lambert received his first promotion: He was allowed […]

On tossing a first pitch

Barack Obama and I have something in common, other than that we’re southpaws. This past summer we both threw the first pitch at a professional baseball game. Obama’s toss came at a trivial affair, the Major League All-Star game. Mine was at a much more meaningful event as the hometown Zephyrs tried to avoid falling […]

Last Call

The Ultimate Adult Snow Ball


5 Fifty 5 Restaurant 555 Canal St., 553-5638, French Quarter. B, L, D daily. This restaurant in the Marriott Hotel offers innovative American fare such as Lobster Macaroni and Cheese and Seasonal Gulf fish with crab and Mache Salad with Abita Amber-braised greens and boudin. Many of the dishes receive an additional touch from their […]

Savor the Moment

A guide to the 2009-10 cultural season

The growth of New Orleans

Greater New Orleans, because of its low-lying location, developed as a tight urban area. The original town clung at first to its limited high ridges such as those along the Mississippi River as well as the Esplanade, Metairie and Gentilly ridges. It later spread outward within a confined network of levees and pumps. Founded in […]


Our annual People to Watch

A Warehouse District Wonder

Elaine Boos and George Hero IV’s contemporary townhouse with a history.

Enoch Harris

Walking across the nation in search of a cause

Missions from New Orleans

Even before Hurricane Katrina resulted in an outpouring of support for New Orleans from “faith-based” organizations, our city has long been involved in religious missionary work.  In the earliest years, Louisiana was a fertile field for missions. The three canonized Catholic saints who spent time in New Orleans were all missionaries: St. Katherine Drexel, St. […]

Rethinking the recovery

Young students with big ideas speak their minds

Luxury Toys

Yacht builder positions to catch the next wave

Crime Fighting

Calming cops and street gangs

Editor's Note

What ever happened to the class of ’79?

Tulane’s disaster degree

Communities all over the world heard Hurricane Katrina as a clarion call for better emergency preparedness. But another overarching lesson was the role of high-level leadership in managing the response to a catastrophe, and the consequences when such leadership is lacking.  Training a core of government, nonprofit and community leaders to effectively take command in […]

Read & Spin

New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame member Leroy Jones has released Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze, a collection of slightly heartbreaking romantic ballads. The album features three original compositions (“Katrina,” “Life Is Not Always Fair” and the title track) by Jones as well as standards including “In a Sentimental Mood” and “Stars Fell on Alabama.” […]

Techno Fallout and Sweet Sorrow

As the Internet tightens its chokehold on music commerce, more labels go down, more musicians scramble to get promotion, and stores that carry CDs in good volume achieve, by their rarity, a certain beauty. The federal bailout for automotive producers has been kinder to another iconic tranche of the economy. On errant afternoons when I […]

A new lighthouse: brick by brick

Plans for a resurrected New Basin Canal Lighthouse call for high elevation, steel framing and other design features to help the new structure withstand future hurricanes. But getting the lakefront landmark built again will take a special type of brick, each paid for by supporters of the lighthouse cause. The historic lighthouse was all but […]

Restaurant Insider

Bee Sweet Cupcakes (5706 Magazine St.) has opened a second boutique bakery at 800 Metairie Road, Suite Q. The new location serves the same decadent cupcakes as the original, including the “Drew Bees,” which is a chocolate cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting topped with M&M’s; the “Chubby Elvis,” a banana cake made with fresh […]

Bucktown Neighborhood

A lot has changed in Bucktown since the storm. While this short stretch of Lakefront remains a favorite destination for casual seafood, much of its charm has been obliterated by the massive gate and pumping station at the mouth of the 17th Street Canal. Another casualty of both the storm and eminent domain, Sid-Mar’s, a […]

Lavishly Layered

It’s true: You can never have too many cookbooks, but no matter how much I organize them, sometimes I can’t find one. Alas, I found Let’s Bake with Beulah Ledner hidden between two large books. No longer in print, it has special meaning to me, but because of its size it easily disappears in the […]

News Beat

Louisiana movies – The Museum


Bob Toledo


Our top picks of the month’s events


Strange Vibrations

Julia Street: with poydras the parrot


Speaking Out


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