NEW ORLEANS NEWS
Noted Chicago architect Gunny Harboe is speaking at Tulane University on Thursday about the complex $25 million restoration he led on a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece – the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The 1908 structure is one of many historic preservation projects he’s directed. Others are the Art Deco landmark Chicago Board of Trade, and the Illinois Supreme Court. But preserving Wright’s work is a specialty.
Members of the House Ways and Means committee got right to work on Tuesday, looking at possible ways to increase revenue, as the state faces a budget shortfall.
A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies for an emotional, nearly 90-minute listening session at the White House Wednesday. Trump, Vice President Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asked for feedback on how to prevent future school shootings and increase safety at the nation's schools. Suggestions were varied, ranging from ways to provide more and...
FOOD & DINING
No matter what else you put into your crawfish boil, one crucial ingredient is patience. That’s what enforces the proper timing for soaking, boiling and resting the mudbugs, even when everyone is ready to eat, clutching their koozies and staring at the pot.
THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life ( February 18, 20 , and 21): Tulane professor of creative writing Zachary Lazar , whose new novel is "Vengeance," which begins with the protagonist witnessing a Passion Play at Angola. Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life: George Saunders discusses his book "Lincoln in the Bardo," Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. This is a ticketed event with a fee; tickets available at Garden District Book Shop ...