The director and cast of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” — the film shot in the marshes of Terrebonne Parish that won over judges at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals — will appear for a question-and-answer session following a screening of the movie Friday evening at the Prytania Theatre.
Because of the Fourth of July holiday, the NOPD Sixth District has moved its weekly meeting of ranking officers to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and the NOPD Second District has canceled its meeting.
With the Mardi Gras schedule rearranged to accommodate a Super Bowl weekend in the middle, float-sharing logistics are forcing the Westbank’s Krewe of Choctaw to move to the traditional Uptown route, starting on Napoleon at Tchoupitoulas at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, according to a newsletter from krewe leaders.
The Magazine Street building that was Ignatius restaurant before owner Jerry Roppolo moved down to the former Rue de la Course has become the new home of Saucy’s BBQ, which is moving in from Metairie to “focus on their St. Louis-style dry rub ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausages,” writes Ian McNulty of Gambit.
A report of an aggravated rape on Calhoun Street that appeared on the city’s crime maps Tuesday may have be the result of a data-entry error, police officials said.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Monday night near a park that Hollygrove residents have been working hard to improve, police said.
The Uptown New Orleans burger scene has already improved greatly over the past year, but three more burger concepts are on the way: steamed organic burgers at Juicy D’s on Oak Street, the rapidly growing chain Smashburger in the 3300 block of Magazine, and the (literally) high-profile burger emporium Charcoal at Jackson and Magazine. The features of each are described in detail today by Brad Rhines and Mary-Devon Dupuy of NOLA Defender.
A Tulane student sleeping in her parked vehicle early Saturday was awakened by a man trying to break into the car, authorities said.
Growing up, I always prided myself of not altering my behavior on account of the weather. You say it’s raining? Ho-hum. I can run errands in the rain. Too cold? Balderdash! The cold can’t stop me. Too hot? Bah, I say! This is the Gulf South. We chew up hot weather and spit out productive endeavors.
It might sound silly, but I never liked the idea that something as random and uncontrollable as weather influenced my destiny, even in the most minor of ways.
In a similar vein, I’ve also tried to avoid changing my behavior on account of crime. I’ve never eschewed going out at night or driving rather than walking to nearby destination because of the possibility that some armed mugger will jump from the shadows. After all, I’ve always thought, that’s just the beginning of a road where lawless toughs start to control your life.
A series of “bait bike” stings on lower Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue led to the arrests of three men on Thursday — including one man with a robbery record who tried to fight the officers and another who was already wanted in connection with a burglary charge, police said.
The Dream Team, a group from New England, will perform new original works at a free concert tonight as the 39th “Evening of Difficult Music” at McKeown’s Books.
One of the things TBK and I have not been able to do in a while is take our time to experience some of the newer restaurants in town or to go out to enjoy some of the more classic places we haven’t had a chance to visit yet. It has simply been a case of 1) not having the disposable income and 2) being too tired at the end of the day to care. But another reason has been, sadly, too many of the places close before we have a chance to go.
Investigators have arrested a 21-year-old on charges stemming from the Tuesday afternoon shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on South Carrollton.
An older man attempted a robbery inside a Magazine Street bar just after noon Thursday, and investigators believe he may still be somewhere along the commercial corridor, authorities said.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will hold a public hearing on the French-immersion charter school’s proposed 2012-13 budget next month, officials announced this week.
A pair of teenagers has been arrested on charges stemming from nine recent auto break-ins around the Uptown area, and investigators believe they had some involvement in at least one armed robbery as well.
When I was a kid, my family packed into the car National Lampoon-style every year for vacation. Dad would always drive with Mom playing co-pilot and navigator. We’d take a train up Pike’s Peak, drive over the Hoover Dam, cruise the Las Vegas strip, and peer down into the Grand Canyon. My Dad always wanted to go back to the Grand Canyon to hike to the bottom, but cancer took him away from us unexpectedly in his mid-40s and he never got the chance.
So I decided to do it for him — 10 times, actually.
A film production that includes “simulated gunfire and pyrotechnic activity” on Audubon Boulevard is scheduled to continue through the rest of Friday, officials said.