New Orleans, La. – It's no surprise that New Orleanians form intense loyalties to their preferred snoballs. After all, some locals were practically weaned on them. For those who branch out to new turf, however, the diversity of stands and their flavors is enormous and grows from year to year.
New Orleans, La. – Andrea Marcovicci headlines a stellar group of cabaret performers kicking off 3 nights of blockbuster performances at Le Chat Noir. Shows running July 7th - 9th, 715 St. Charles Avenue, 8pm.
New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Liz Scott Monaghan ("Never Clean Your House During Hurricane Season") and Yvonne Spear Perret ("Yat Wit: Chicken Gumbo for the New Orleans Soul"); Fred Kasten's interview with Orissa Arend ("Showdown in Desire: The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans'), and a poem from Jarvis DeBerry.
New Orleans, La. – Five homeowners and housing advocates sued the government over the way Road Home funds were distributed. They claimed the formula discriminated against blacks by calculating grants on the home's value before the storm. Many blacks lived in neighborhoods with depressed values. Plaintiffs argued that it was unfair to use a pre-storm value, and not the higher price tag of rebuilding. Secretary Donovan says the federal money will help revitalize blighted communities.
New Orleans, La. – Eleven-year-old Deron Magee and 13-year-old Shannon Demesme turn their canoe on a dime while paddling a City Park lagoon. Nearby, their peers Maritza Zamora and RonDeaja Craig maneuver their canoe with similar confidence. They look like seasoned pros. In fact, none of these city kids had a chance for much activity like this until they got involved with the Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program, which everyone here calls LOOP.