commentary http://wwno.org en Horsepower: Anatomy Of Two Kinds Of Racing http://wwno.org/post/horsepower-anatomy-two-kinds-racing <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:02:46 +0000 Renée Peck 61799 at http://wwno.org A Jazz Fest Post-Mortem http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-post-mortem <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is looking fat and happy. Yep, as it turns 45, it’s definitely getting that middle-age spread.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Renée Peck 60023 at http://wwno.org Pondering The Purpose Of Small Plates http://wwno.org/post/pondering-purpose-small-plates <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">With the arrival of Lent, we’re all scaling down our appetites. No more sloth, lust or gluttony. After all, less is more. And good things, they say, come in small packages.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">But when it comes to food? In New Orleans? I’m not so sure.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:19:00 +0000 Renée Peck 55447 at http://wwno.org Out Of The Mouths Of Babes And Trumpeters: 'Gritty City' Triumphs With Child-Centered Perspective http://wwno.org/post/out-mouths-babes-and-trumpeters-gritty-city-triumphs-child-centered-perspective <p>A new documentary called <em>The Whole Gritty City</em>&nbsp;zeroes in on New Orleans’ youngest musicians, many of whom haven’t yet lost all of their baby teeth. The film follows three school marching bands as they prepare to perform during Mardi Gras.</p><p>In this commentary, education writer Sarah Carr argues that <em>The Whole Gritty City</em>&nbsp;offers us a different kind of look at New Orleans schoolchildren.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:15:58 +0000 Sarah Carr 54866 at http://wwno.org New Orleans: What's Hot And What's Not For 2014 http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-whats-hot-and-whats-not-2014 <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to 2014. While you’ve been making and breaking resolutions, I’ve been scouring the in and out lists to find out what’s hot and what’s not in New Orleans for the new year. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be caught wearing a mini instead of a midi, or high-top boots instead of </span>wedgy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sneakers. So 2013.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:37:00 +0000 Renée Peck 52450 at http://wwno.org Remembering JFK 50 Years After Dallas http://wwno.org/post/remembering-jfk-50-years-after-dallas <p>As 2013 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some memorable moments. Eileen Fleming shares a visit she made to Dallas for a milestone historic memorial.</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:55:53 +0000 Eileen Fleming 51154 at http://wwno.org All Clear: An NFL Purse Review http://wwno.org/post/all-clear-nfl-purse-review <p class="p1">We’re more than mid-way through the football season, which begs a review of one of the more controversial new NFL rules. We’re talking, of course, about the NFL’s decision to allow only see-through&nbsp;purses&nbsp;into NFL stadiums nationwide. Here’s a field study of stadium bag theory.</p><p class="p1"> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:49:03 +0000 Renée Peck 48338 at http://wwno.org Love NOLA: You Can Take Her With You http://wwno.org/post/love-nola-you-can-take-her-you <p></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If New York City is a state of mind, then New Orleans is a way of life. On his final </span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Love NOLA</span><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Brett Will Taylor begins to pack up the parts of the way of life that will stay with him always.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two weeks ago, I was standing in one of my favorite places in the world: New York’s Penn Station.&nbsp; Like the other half-million people who churn through there every day, I was trying to get somewhere.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Brett Will Taylor 47107 at http://wwno.org Love NOLA: You Can Love My Family, But Don’t Take My Cookie http://wwno.org/post/love-nola-you-can-love-my-family-don-t-take-my-cookie <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Ask a New&nbsp;Orleanian&nbsp;about her or his family and the answer can take half a day. That truth isn&#39;t always easy, but on today&#39;s Love NOLA, Brett Will Taylor suggests we give a listen anyway. In doing so, we just might hear the depth of love that lies beneath the number of words.</em></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You know you&rsquo;re in for a good flight when your seat mate is an 80-year-old, white haired, Louisiana native named Mary Rose.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Brett Will Taylor 45375 at http://wwno.org Love NOLA: In Praise Of New Orleans Resourcefulness http://wwno.org/post/love-nola-praise-new-orleans-resourcefulness <p><em>Virtually everyone who has lived in New Orleans for any length of time has at least one hurricane story. About staying or evacuating. About lights going out or rain coming down. This is a hurricane story of the formal kind — a story about how a proper British lady rode out Hurricane Isaac.</em></p><p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:02:00 +0000 Brett Will Taylor 43906 at http://wwno.org