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Life as a Bogged Down Mom

I have been struggling with gratitude lately. I don’t really know why, except maybe that it was my birthday on Monday, and I still kind of act like a spoiled brat on my birthday. Also, Georgia has been sick with…

Who Runs the Hospitals

During the time that we have been the time that we have been working on this, our annual Best Doctors Issue, a news story happened that’s a harbinger of health care and doctoring in the future. The Jefferson Parish council…

Read & Spin

HEALTH You might find it funny that a New Orleanian would write a book about cutting back on sugar, but that’s what dermatologist and Tulane University clinical associate professor Patricia Farris has done with The Sugar Detox. Farris and co-author…

Why So Many New Restaurants in New Orleans?

Someone recently asked me why there are so many new restaurants in New Orleans. The simple answer is to confess that I don’t know, but why let ignorance stand in the way? Since this is our Best New Restaurants issue,…

Editor's Note: Summer Loving

I know it’s not normal to revel in the choking heat and humidity of a New Orleans summer, but I do. I love it. I love the clammy feeling of leaving my air-conditioned house to walk out into a sticky…

Cruising for Trouble

In New Orleans we got two directions: river side and lake side. In St. Bernard, if it ain’t down the road, it’s up the road. That ain’t news if you live around here. But go someplace else and ask for…

A Very New Orleans Baptism

Everybody knew everybody, which of course wasn’t surprising in a town where a simple afternoon trip to Dorignac’s brings me into touch with my former P.E. teacher who also happens to be the mother of the ex-wife of a guy…

Stiletto Stories

At Celibacy Academy, we were required to wear saddle oxfords. Not just any saddle oxfords, but special extra-clunky saddle oxfords, specifically designed by the nuns to repel the opposite sex. We couldn’t wait to flounce around in sky-high heels as…

To Hover or Not To Hover?

In this country we got Republicans and Democrats, Catholics and atheists, Saints and Falcons – and we got sitters and hoverers. (If you happen to be a man, you might not want to read no further. Maybe go watch some baseball.…

WiFi Weirdness

My mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, has reached that age where she gets compliments on having her own teeth. But being old ain’t slowed her down. She still runs her own business and minds everybody else’s. However, she got no use whatsoever…

Front & Center

Live theater in New Orleans never sits still, as evidenced by the continuing development of new productions and reinterpretations of works from classics to Broadway hits. Audiences can find it all – including the best in orchestral, operatic and ballet performances…

troupes march to a different beat

When the national Network of Ensemble Theaters held its “MicroFest USA” gathering in New Orleans in January, local actor and writer Andrew Larimer saw it as a good sign. “It shows the city has become a hub for creative activity,”…

Theaters Seek Solid Ground Amid Shifting Sands

Many in New Orleans theater circles would describe the state of the local dramatic arts as healthy, maybe even robust. But managers of theater spaces around town may have a slightly different view. It’s not an easy to meet the…

Profiles

Anthony Bean Community Theatre 1333 South Carrollton Ave. | New Orleans | 504-862-7529 www.anthonybeantheater.com Founder and Artistic Director Anthony Bean has dedicated this theater to developing young talent and providing a stage where novices and professional actors may work side…

Classical Music Performances

Mid-City Theatre 3540 Toulouse St. (behind the American Can apartments) | New Orleans | 504-488-1460 | www.midcitytheatre.com | www.midcitytheatre.wordpress.com The city’s newest neighborhood theater is fast becoming a hub of musical and other productions, from cabaret and comedy to drama.…