Education

Montessori Schools Are Doing It Their Way

Snow fell outside, startling most locals into slow motion, yet Audubon Charter School’s students continued with lesson plans, all carefully mapped out in self-directed notebooks. Grant, a first grader, worked with a bead frame doing subtraction problems. A few feet…

May We Become Better At Judging History

Except perhaps for during Mardi Gras we hope the city never again experiences an evening when masked men are lurking about around midnight; worst yet they are city employees and one is the Fire Chief. We believe firmly in the…

Best Of The Chefs

Several years ago I was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge (there is a pedestrian lane) when I got in a conversation with another walker. Upon learning that I was from New Orleans he asked about the city’s reputation for good…

Morgan's Note

Christmas has always been a magical holiday for my family, and every year of my life (even when I was delayed due to snow in New Orleans) I’ve travelled to Dallas to celebrate with my parents in my childhood home.…

Bev's Note

We are thrilled to present our Activists of the Year on our December cover! Thanks to Linda and Tommy Westfeldt, Stephanie and Terrance Osborne and Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski! These incredible New Orleanians have made huge contributions in the…

On the Cover

When the time comes each year to choose St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year, we end up with a list much longer at the end of the meeting than it was when we started, because one of the most…

Book Reviews

The People’s Grocer by David Cappello Like K&B, Maison Blanche, and many of the other “‘Aint Dere No More” New Orleans favorites, Schwegmann’s grocery stores hold a special place in many people’s hearts, minds and those brown paper shopping bags.…

On The Half-Shell

For the first time in recorded history this magazine has a cover story about oysters at the same time that the city faces a runoff in a mayoral election. Such a cosmic convergence suggests some sort of story about a…

Morgan's Note

Fall is my favorite time of year; I love the cooler weather, spiced beverages, velvet clothes, baking pies and walking and eating outside. October heightens this effect by adding Halloween (If you have any family or infant costume ideas, please…