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Events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Krewe of OAK Mid-Summer Mardi GrasSat. Aug. 19 | The Krewe of O.A.K. turns "Dirty One," or 31, and celebrates with its annual costume parade from the Maple Leaf Bar to Palmer Park and back to Oak Street.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Doyle Gertjejansen's floating world in Faith and Reason II
The artist's work is at Callan Contemporary through Sept. 20 In 1904, the great French cinema pioneer Georges Melies released his silent film classic, The Impossible Voyage, about a farcically misguided scientific expedition to the sun. Although an amazing innovator himself, Melies portrayed science as a disorienting force that always took people back to the same old human foibles in a new form.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Mark Normand returns to New Orleans
The comedian and New Orleans native performs at One Eyed Jacks Aug. 15 Years before Conan and The Tonight Show, Madison Square Garden and an hourlong special on Comedy Central, Mark Normand performed at a handful of open mics in New Orleans with a small cadre of stand-up comics, driving to Baton Rouge and Lafayette for a few minutes of stage time.   "We'd drink, it was a community, a group of us who'd push each other and got all excited about new jokes, and it was scary and fun and new," Normand says from his home in New York.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Bow Wow Luau, Louisiana Saturday Night, Monsters of Rustic Cuisine August 19Bow Wow Luau7 p.m.-11 p.m. SaturdayArbor Room at Popp Fountain, New Orleans City Park, 30 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 488-2896www.neworleanscitypark.comThe fundraiser for NOLA City Bark features a luau theme and Hawaiian food and cocktails, as well as wine and beer.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Roots on the Rails, Delish Da Goddess, Kap G, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ameripolitan Fest Roots on the RailsWed. Aug. 16 | The railroad tour pivots at New Orleans, from Los Angeles to Chicago-bound, unloading a country, folk and punk music lineup for a show at Chickie Wah Wah.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and the classic hip-hop takeover on New Orleans airwaves
The rap outfit is at Tipitina's Aug. 17 It seems impossible, in this fiercely loyal broadcasting locality, that arguably the greatest gift bestowed by the radio gods in 2017 has been an automated satellite simulcast from faceless corporation iHeartMedia. Yet any devotee of classic hip-hop, R&B and New Orleans bounce will attest: K242CE, better known to FM listeners as Throwback 96.3, is exactly what our airwaves were missing.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: My Journey Through French Cinema
Bertrand Tavernier's impassioned ode to film screens at Chalmette Movies Today's Hollywood appears to dominate world cinema by exporting American film (and culture) to every corner of the globe, but it's not surprising to learn that the true history of world cinema is rich, varied and complex, and that France has long played a central, influential role in the development of film as artistic expression. All of that is taken for granted in My Journey Through French Cinema, French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier's sprawling yet deeply personal examination of French cinema from the 1930s to the 1970s.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Free admission for Louisianans to NOMA, Ogden Museum and CAC Aug. 17

The Helis Foundation is providing free admission for Louisiana residents to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Thursday, Aug. 17.…

16 August 2017 | 4:58 pm

New Orleans City Council to hold meeting on Sewerage & Water Board updates

Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) staff and city officials will face members of the New Orleans City Council a second time after daily revelations about the city's drainage infrastructure have shown deep dysfunction and frustration within the agency and at City Hall.

The meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in City Council chambers at City Hall.

The council also will hear from representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other officials as it vets the city's response to the S&WB's "crisis" and consider legislation dealing with current issues and flood response.

16 August 2017 | 3:12 pm

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation to headline Fried Chicken Festival

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation will perform at the National Fried Chicken Festival on Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park, organizers announced Wednesday.

16 August 2017 | 3:02 pm

Brewsday Tuesday: Local IPAs gain recognition


India Pale Ale, or IPA, is the king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously  evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

15 August 2017 | 5:04 pm

City Hall issues call for reports on S&WB failures; repair costs hit $35 million

As New Orleans officials continue daily updates revealing deep dysfunction at the beleaguered Sewerage & Water Board, the city has put out a call for firms to diagnose the issues leading up to and after Aug. 5 flooding. According to FEMA, more than 800 insurance claims have been filed through its National Flood Insurance Program.

The city is requesting proposals from firms to "deliver a report that details in narrative, diagrams and data the causes of the flood events" and failure of its drainage pump-powering turbines, according to an announcement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office.

The statement says "the analysis will provide clear and accurate information to the public from an independent source regarding the system’s capacity and vulnerabilities that can be communicated to the public."

Proposals are due Aug. 21.

15 August 2017 | 4:45 pm

Steve Beatty, longtime publisher of The Lens, departs under unclear circumstances
Steve Beatty, longtime publisher and CEO of The Lens, "has left the nonprofit, investigative newsroom in New Orleans to pursue other interests," The Lens announced today — a characterization Beatty disputes. The Lens' website already lists Beatty in its alumni section.

Reached by phone, Beatty said, "I hope to have something to say in the next couple of days." He asked Gambit how the news had gotten out, and was unaware The Lens had announced his departure publicly.…

15 August 2017 | 2:26 pm

5 dining and drinking events this week

Staying in is overrated. Here are five picks for dining and drinking events in the city this week.…

15 August 2017 | 1:49 pm

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s Best New Restaurant, says Bon Appetit

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s best new restaurant, according to Bon Appetit.

Mason Hereford’s Irish Channel sandwich shop has been killing it since opening last year, garnering accolades from critics near and far (including this one), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the restaurant snagged the food magazine’s top spot.

15 August 2017 | 10:25 am

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street

One of the most anticipated openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA is now open on Magazine Street.

The modern Indian restaurant (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626) opened quietly last week and held its grand opening on Aug. 10.

15 August 2017 | 8:36 am

Smart eats: making healthy food choices for kids on the go
Ideal and realistic options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Shannon Robertson, registered dietitian at Curahealth Hospital New Orleans, says many families struggle to find time for even one home-cooked meal a week. No matter the provenance of your repast, a well-rounded meal should include protein, fruits and veggies.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Back to school tech for all ages

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

When parents should hit 'pause' on kids on the go
Encouraging free play, connecting with parents and time management Life as a parent can seem an endless circuit of school drop-offs and pick-ups, music and dance lessons, sports practices and homework. If this describes your child's daily routine, you're not alone.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

School daze: how parents can help kids struggling with school transitions
How to help kids cope with change Students moving from one academic milestone to the next may experience a wide range of emotions, from excitement to fear. Some students cope well with changes, but others need guidance.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Six conversation games to play at the dinner table
Make dinnertime playtime Finally carved out a night for your family to sit down and eat a meal together? Make it playful with games that spark conversation and strengthen family relationships.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Help for parents: a guide to parenting resources in New Orleans
Parenting isn't always intuitive, and many parents need help maneuvering childhood and its many changes and challenges. Here are some organizations that can help, with parenting classes, baby sign language, counseling, education resources, nutrition information, socialization skills and lots more.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Y@ Speak: pumped
Broken pumps and bracing for impact in this week's edition.

14 August 2017 | 5:35 pm

New Orleans Pelicans unveil 2017-2018 schedule

The NBA's 2017-2018 regular season schedule is out, and the New Orleans Pelicans (and their new uniforms) will start in Memphis against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Pelicans then head home to face 2017 championship winners the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Oct. 20, to be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. CST on ESPN.…

14 August 2017 | 4:25 pm

Watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse at the University of New Orleans

Those looking to get the Total Eclipse experience next week will have to head to the "eclipse belt" north of New Orleans, but the city will see a partial eclipse of the sun next Monday, starting just before noon. According to NASA, the Aug. 21 eclipse is the first to sweep across the whole United States since 1918, a spectacle that will take three hours — and the last solar eclipse was in 1979.

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is all set up to be your place for #Eclipse2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with NASA's livestream of the sight in the Privateer Pride Room.…

14 August 2017 | 3:30 pm

Events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Krewe of OAK Mid-Summer Mardi GrasSat. Aug. 19 | The Krewe of O.A.K. turns "Dirty One," or 31, and celebrates with its annual costume parade from the Maple Leaf Bar to Palmer Park and back to Oak Street.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 15, 2017)
1. IN THE WAKE OF THE AUG. 5 FLOOD ...Heads rolled at City Hall and at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) after widespread misinformation about broken drainage pumps during and after massive flooding in parts of New Orleans Aug. 5.  Mayor Mitch Landrieu terminated city Public Works Director Mark Jernigan and asked for the resignations of S&WB General Superintendent Joseph Becker and Communications Director Lisa Martin last Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the wake of the flood debacle on Aug. 5.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Ring masters: artists build a circus scene in New Orleans
Up in the air with aerialists, acrobats and jugglers It's not hard to spot Elizabeth Rose's Fly Circus Space on North Claiborne Avenue in Treme.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Roots on the Rails, Delish Da Goddess, Kap G, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ameripolitan Fest Roots on the RailsWed. Aug. 16 | The railroad tour pivots at New Orleans, from Los Angeles to Chicago-bound, unloading a country, folk and punk music lineup for a show at Chickie Wah Wah.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Julie Stokes, a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Orleans (UNO), is the 2017 recipient of UNO's Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award, the university's highest honor. Stokes, a CPA, represents Louisiana's House District 79.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Bow Wow Luau, Louisiana Saturday Night, Monsters of Rustic Cuisine August 19Bow Wow Luau7 p.m.-11 p.m. SaturdayArbor Room at Popp Fountain, New Orleans City Park, 30 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 488-2896www.neworleanscitypark.comThe fundraiser for NOLA City Bark features a luau theme and Hawaiian food and cocktails, as well as wine and beer.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Free admission for Louisianans to NOMA, Ogden Museum and CAC Aug. 17

The Helis Foundation is providing free admission for Louisiana residents to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Thursday, Aug. 17.…

16 August 2017 | 4:58 pm

New Orleans City Council to hold meeting on Sewerage & Water Board updates

Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) staff and city officials will face members of the New Orleans City Council a second time after daily revelations about the city's drainage infrastructure have shown deep dysfunction and frustration within the agency and at City Hall.

The meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in City Council chambers at City Hall.

The council also will hear from representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other officials as it vets the city's response to the S&WB's "crisis" and consider legislation dealing with current issues and flood response.

16 August 2017 | 3:12 pm

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation to headline Fried Chicken Festival

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation will perform at the National Fried Chicken Festival on Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park, organizers announced Wednesday.

16 August 2017 | 3:02 pm

Brewsday Tuesday: Local IPAs gain recognition


India Pale Ale, or IPA, is the king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously  evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

15 August 2017 | 5:04 pm

City Hall issues call for reports on S&WB failures; repair costs hit $35 million

As New Orleans officials continue daily updates revealing deep dysfunction at the beleaguered Sewerage & Water Board, the city has put out a call for firms to diagnose the issues leading up to and after Aug. 5 flooding. According to FEMA, more than 800 insurance claims have been filed through its National Flood Insurance Program.

The city is requesting proposals from firms to "deliver a report that details in narrative, diagrams and data the causes of the flood events" and failure of its drainage pump-powering turbines, according to an announcement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office.

The statement says "the analysis will provide clear and accurate information to the public from an independent source regarding the system’s capacity and vulnerabilities that can be communicated to the public."

Proposals are due Aug. 21.

15 August 2017 | 4:45 pm

Steve Beatty, longtime publisher of The Lens, departs under unclear circumstances
Steve Beatty, longtime publisher and CEO of The Lens, "has left the nonprofit, investigative newsroom in New Orleans to pursue other interests," The Lens announced today — a characterization Beatty disputes. The Lens' website already lists Beatty in its alumni section.

Reached by phone, Beatty said, "I hope to have something to say in the next couple of days." He asked Gambit how the news had gotten out, and was unaware The Lens had announced his departure publicly.…

15 August 2017 | 2:26 pm

5 dining and drinking events this week

Staying in is overrated. Here are five picks for dining and drinking events in the city this week.…

15 August 2017 | 1:49 pm

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s Best New Restaurant, says Bon Appetit

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s best new restaurant, according to Bon Appetit.

Mason Hereford’s Irish Channel sandwich shop has been killing it since opening last year, garnering accolades from critics near and far (including this one), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the restaurant snagged the food magazine’s top spot.

15 August 2017 | 10:25 am

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street

One of the most anticipated openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA is now open on Magazine Street.

The modern Indian restaurant (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626) opened quietly last week and held its grand opening on Aug. 10.

15 August 2017 | 8:36 am

Smart eats: making healthy food choices for kids on the go
Ideal and realistic options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Shannon Robertson, registered dietitian at Curahealth Hospital New Orleans, says many families struggle to find time for even one home-cooked meal a week. No matter the provenance of your repast, a well-rounded meal should include protein, fruits and veggies.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Back to school tech for all ages

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

When parents should hit 'pause' on kids on the go
Encouraging free play, connecting with parents and time management Life as a parent can seem an endless circuit of school drop-offs and pick-ups, music and dance lessons, sports practices and homework. If this describes your child's daily routine, you're not alone.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

School daze: how parents can help kids struggling with school transitions
How to help kids cope with change Students moving from one academic milestone to the next may experience a wide range of emotions, from excitement to fear. Some students cope well with changes, but others need guidance.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Six conversation games to play at the dinner table
Make dinnertime playtime Finally carved out a night for your family to sit down and eat a meal together? Make it playful with games that spark conversation and strengthen family relationships.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Help for parents: a guide to parenting resources in New Orleans
Parenting isn't always intuitive, and many parents need help maneuvering childhood and its many changes and challenges. Here are some organizations that can help, with parenting classes, baby sign language, counseling, education resources, nutrition information, socialization skills and lots more.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Y@ Speak: pumped
Broken pumps and bracing for impact in this week's edition.

14 August 2017 | 5:35 pm

New Orleans Pelicans unveil 2017-2018 schedule

The NBA's 2017-2018 regular season schedule is out, and the New Orleans Pelicans (and their new uniforms) will start in Memphis against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Pelicans then head home to face 2017 championship winners the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Oct. 20, to be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. CST on ESPN.…

14 August 2017 | 4:25 pm

Watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse at the University of New Orleans

Those looking to get the Total Eclipse experience next week will have to head to the "eclipse belt" north of New Orleans, but the city will see a partial eclipse of the sun next Monday, starting just before noon. According to NASA, the Aug. 21 eclipse is the first to sweep across the whole United States since 1918, a spectacle that will take three hours — and the last solar eclipse was in 1979.

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is all set up to be your place for #Eclipse2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with NASA's livestream of the sight in the Privateer Pride Room.…

14 August 2017 | 3:30 pm

Events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Krewe of OAK Mid-Summer Mardi GrasSat. Aug. 19 | The Krewe of O.A.K. turns "Dirty One," or 31, and celebrates with its annual costume parade from the Maple Leaf Bar to Palmer Park and back to Oak Street.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 15, 2017)
1. IN THE WAKE OF THE AUG. 5 FLOOD ...Heads rolled at City Hall and at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) after widespread misinformation about broken drainage pumps during and after massive flooding in parts of New Orleans Aug. 5.  Mayor Mitch Landrieu terminated city Public Works Director Mark Jernigan and asked for the resignations of S&WB General Superintendent Joseph Becker and Communications Director Lisa Martin last Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the wake of the flood debacle on Aug. 5.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Ring masters: artists build a circus scene in New Orleans
Up in the air with aerialists, acrobats and jugglers It's not hard to spot Elizabeth Rose's Fly Circus Space on North Claiborne Avenue in Treme.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Roots on the Rails, Delish Da Goddess, Kap G, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ameripolitan Fest Roots on the RailsWed. Aug. 16 | The railroad tour pivots at New Orleans, from Los Angeles to Chicago-bound, unloading a country, folk and punk music lineup for a show at Chickie Wah Wah.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Julie Stokes, a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Orleans (UNO), is the 2017 recipient of UNO's Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award, the university's highest honor. Stokes, a CPA, represents Louisiana's House District 79.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Bow Wow Luau, Louisiana Saturday Night, Monsters of Rustic Cuisine August 19Bow Wow Luau7 p.m.-11 p.m. SaturdayArbor Room at Popp Fountain, New Orleans City Park, 30 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 488-2896www.neworleanscitypark.comThe fundraiser for NOLA City Bark features a luau theme and Hawaiian food and cocktails, as well as wine and beer.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Spotted Cat Food & Spirits on St. Claude Avenue
A lively St. Claude spot for Southern-inspired fare At Spotted Cat Food & Spirits, the restaurant's name, signature pale green decor and colorful logo match its Frenchmen Street predecessor, but that's where the similarities end. The restaurant on St. Claude Avenue is from the owners of the Marigny music spot, but it is foremost a restaurant, albeit with regular live music.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Poke Loa expands to Warehouse District in fall
Raw fish trend continues with third location of local eatery Raw fish hub Poke Loa (www.eatpokeloa.com) will expand to a third location at 939 Girod St. in the Warehouse District in coming months.   The city's first restaurant to specialize in the trendy Hawaiian raw fish dish opened its flagship location (3341 Magazine St., 504-309-9993) in February.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Antonio Molesini, wine salesman
Italian wine enthusiast hosts a tasting at Swirl Wine Aug. 29 Italian wine enthusiast and salesman for Republic National Distributing Company Antonio Molesini will host a tasting of the wines of Montalcino at Swirl Wine Bar & Market (3143 Ponce de Leon St., 504-304-0635; www.swirlnola.com) at 6 p.m. Aug. 29.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Rimon opens at Tulane Hillel
Chef Daniel Esses opens kosher restaurant Rimon, a new kosher restaurant from chef Daniel Esses, is open for lunch with a limited menu at Tulane University's Hillel House (912 Broadway St., 504-232-0758; www.rimontulanehillel.com). Rimon will expand to a full menu when it adds dinner hours on Aug. 21.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine: 2016 Lagar de Indra Albarino
Rias Baixas, Spain Retail $16-$19 Spain devotes more acres to viticulture than any other country and continues to develop diverse varietals and styles of wine.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: Brewsiana beer fest and summer beer
Beer event includes more than 20 Louisiana breweries House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans) hosts Brewsiana: Craft Beer & Music Festival at 7 p.m. Aug. 19.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Il Posto to close, change ownership
Italian cafe closes Aug. 14 Uptown Italian cafe Il Posto (4607 Dryades St., 504-895-2620; www.ilpostocafenola.com) announced it would close at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and reopen in September under new ownership.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Tito’s Ceviche and Pisco Bar opens in Uptown
Peruvian restaurant opens this week on Magazine Street A new Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar, Tito's Ceviche & Pisco (5015 Magazine St., 504-267-7612; www.titoscevichepisco.com), scheduled to open Aug. 14, will specialize in traditional Peruvian dishes.   Owners Juan Lock and his wife, Tatiana, are behind the eatery.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: avocado
Carmo527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132www.cafecarmo.comAvocado tiradito is topped with aji amarillo peppers, yuzu sauce and puffed corn kernels. The Franklin2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640www.thefranklinnola.comA sashimi tostada is topped with tuna, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lime, chipotle pepper and Mexican crema.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, September 2017
Balancing new and old in a restored firehouse home; classic accessories for kids, adults and at home; and more

7 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Pairing up classic looks for him and her
Must-haves for the closet and at home

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

London calling: West London Boutique opens
Mariah Walton opens a Magazine Street shop Mariah Walton has racked up more than 21 years in the fashion and retail industries as a Jill-of-all-trades, working as a sales associate, store manager, writer for a business etiquette column and motivational speaker, among other jobs. Her latest career iteration is owner of Magazine Street's West London Boutique (3956 Magazine St., 504-558-4649; www.westlondonboutique.com).…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

A converted New Orleans firehouse gets a fresh start
A French Quarter home mixes periods and styles in a renovated firehouse When Linda Huffman sought a major life change after raising her children in Miami, moving to New Orleans came to mind.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

The buzz on urban beekeeping
Resources for beginners, plus hive-inspired accessories When Caryn Hassell attended a farm event up north nearly 12 years ago, she fed a delicate honeybee a drop of amber-hued honey. It was a moment the Michigan native described as "magical."…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Charlie Boy Boutique offers vintage clothing and local art
Zaneta Flowers opens a Central City shop Perhaps Macklemore said it best in his 2012 song "Thrift Shop": "I'm gonna pop some tags / I only got $20 in my pocket / I'm hunting, looking for a come-up" ... you know how it ends.  Zaneta Flowers, owner of Charlie Boy Boutique (2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-271-9223; www.charlieboynola.com), says Macklemore's song heralded the rise of thrifting as a pastime, especially for men.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Work hard, play hard, get injured?
Physical therapist Morell Crane offers tips to prevent common sports injuries It may be inevitable: After being at work all day, you play too hard (and maybe consume too many adult beverages) and find yourself debating a trip to urgent care after your ankle begins to swell. After-work athletes are susceptible to injury, especially if they're new to a sport or reintroducing certain types of activity into their lives.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Chest Hair Friday gets groomed
The men's brand launches a zine and podcast What started as a joke about the corporate world concept of "Casual Friday" gave rise to the new indie men's zine and brand Chest Hair Friday (www.chesthairfriday.com). In 2007, founder Brent Rosen was an alternative fuels lobbyist for a car manufacturer.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Wear + where: Virginia Quinlan
Going back to school How do you stay true to yourself in the sea of college students? I think a lot of that is about who you surround yourself with. If you're surrounding yourself with people who are going to support who you are and your values and personality, then you'll be OK. Especially through my sorority, I've found people that help me be more like me. ...…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Weekend warriors: adult sports leagues in New Orleans
Where to get fit and make new friends If you're searching for a way to meet folks and stay active, consider a local recreational sports league. After-work and weekend sports leagues have been a community staple for years.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am