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Arthur Robinson, Known as “Mr. Okra,” Dies at 75

The singing produce vendor was a New Orleans fixture Arthur Robinson, known around New Orleans as Mr. Okra, died on Thursday evening, according to The Advocate. He died from natural causes in his home, according to his stepson; he was...Show More Summary

John Besh Steps Down From Catholic Ethics Board

He sat on Notre Dame’s executive advisory committee for the Counsel on Ethics and Culture In a move that should surprise literally no one, John Besh has stepped down from the executive advisory committee for the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Show More Summary

Kenton’s Jonathan Klaskala Takes Over Liberty’s Kitchen Tomorrow Night

And more top dining intel Kenton’s Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Klaskala pops into Liberty’s Kitchen (300 N. Broad) tomorrow night for a special dinner benefiting the youth development and school nutrition programming. The menu includesShow More Summary

The UpStairs Lounge Tragedy: Now A Musical

Here is a conundrum: since fourth grade I’ve been involved in theatre, I have a degree in theatre, and I currently work with a theatre company in New Orleans. Some of the first shows I ever did in the theatre were musicals. And yet: I hate musicals. “Hate” is a strong word. Let me rephrase that: [...]

Sex Crimes And Other Offenses That Become Louisiana Law Today

At the moment, Louisiana is run by Republicans: we have a Republican governor (a terrible one, IMHO) and the party holds a majority in both the House and the Senate. As elsewhere, many of these GOP legislators are first-timers, and they’re pissing off the elders with their arrogance, their Tea Party-naivete, and their frequent ineptitude. [...]

26 Names That Will Never Make It Onto The North Atlantic Hurricane List

In honor of the start of the 2011 North Atlantic Hurricane Season, here is a list of names that will (probably) never make it onto the World Meteorological Organization’s annual list: Airfoundia High school classmate. Wallflower type. Barely heard from before graduation, never heard from after. Boadicea Although it would be funny. Cicciolina Which would [...]

Be The One

A new campaign to restore the Gulf of Mexico officially broke last week, but I’ve been so preoccupied (i.e. lazy, lascivious) that I haven’t had a chance to post it. Anyway, please take one minute and 40 seconds out of your day to watch this video, and another 15 seconds to click through and sign [...]

Dubai on the bayou

Half of me thinks this is crazy. Another half of me thinks it’s nice that someone’s envisioned New Orleans’ architectural landscape in a wacko, high-on-life, rich-from-petroleum, bring-on-the-Bangladeshi-slave-girls kind of way. And a third, nonexistent half of me thinks that the residents of One River Place are probably already pissed that someone bothered to imagine this [...]

A quick heart-to-heart, dude-to-dude

Hi, Gustav: I’ve been watching you for a while now. You look awfully familiar. Did you used to be a chick? I could swear we’ve met before. I know you probably feel a little neglected right now, what with a very large national convention gobbling up the headlines. Not to mention a certain anniversary. It’s true: [...]

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