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Love NOLA: Rouses as my temple of wisdom

Brett Will Taylor (photo by Jason Kruppa)

Wise cashiers at a New Orleans supermarket offer perspective on everything from Facebook to hotter than hell summer days. Read More »

Burning down the house at Words and Music fest


“At UNO [in the Jazz Studies Program] we are at the edge of trying to create completely new things,” Irvin Mayfield told an audience largely of creative writing students from Lusher High School and the New Orleans Center ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Tuesday's child


On Tuesday, November 19, 1946, at 6:23 p.m., I arrived, kicking and screaming, into this world -- so it seems appropriate that almost 65 years later, as I sit on the screened porch at Madewood perusing my Medicare ... Read More »

Riffing on the Tradition: Beyond the blue horizon (Part 2)


Well, I took a little heat this week for my last post, which declared over-reliance on live performance “naive.” (For that column, click here; for a list of music resources, click here.) I don’t know if I’m ready ... Read More »

Restaurant Snapshot: Football, french fries and good vibes

Lakeview Harbor: a great late-night spot for hamburgers

Lakeview Harbor 911 Harrison Ave. (bet. Argonne Blvd. & Marshall Foch St.) New Orleans, LA 70124 504-486-4887 It's a football kind of weekend, so we bet that casual dining with plenty of big screen TVs is what most folk ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Rhodes squalor

The author painting inside Madewood, summer 1964.

In moments of introspection, I sometimes wonder if Cecil Rhodes, founder of the Rhodes Scholarships, would consider running Madewood “doing the world’s work,” his encomium to the young men (and, now, women) who would benefit from his generosity. Generally, ... Read More »

Crescent City Culture: Open eyes, open ears, open minds

With so many festivals on the calendar, kids start going to -- and dancing at -- these cultural feasts at an early age in New Orleans.

Young New Orleans dance students are more open – to new steps, movements, styles – than their peers in other parts of the country. I’ve heard this more than once recently from big names in the dance world, ... Read More »

Silver Threads: Extreme downsizing nothing new for this senior


One of the incompatibilities that my husband and I struggle with almost daily stems from the fact that I come from a family of “pitch-it-if-you’re-not-using-its” and he has the genes of a long line of “keepers.” (His daddy ... Read More »

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