“I forgot my glasses.” When’s the last time you heard a friend or family member say this? When they were asked to fill out a form, or look at a bus timetable, or find a number in the phone book? Next time you hear these four magic words, listen closely: nine times out of ten, they mean far more than meets the eye.
Here’s the thing: you’re reading this column right now, but in all likelihood, you know someone who can’t. You just may not realize it. Illiteracy among adults is rampant in our society, and particularly so in New Orleans, but thankfully, we can do something about it. Each of us.
Tulane anthropologist Dr. John Verano and Egyptologist Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst of the University of Pennsylvania will discuss “The Tulane Mummies” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 4) at 103 Dinwiddie Hall at Tulane University.
The auditions for “First Child”, a play with a range of adult roles, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at La Nuit Theatre on Freret.
Neighbors are thrilled that the deep dip and the road and leaking pipe are finally being corrected, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
Keeping robberies down in the neighborhoods around the university will continue to be a priority for Tulane University Police Chief Richard Potts, according to a report by Alexandra Saizan in The Hullabaloo student newspaper.
The other day, I inadvertently got into a conversation with a guy I’ll call The Haughty Culinary School Graduate. I say “inadvertently” because I was prattling on about what I’ve been doing lately and suddenly I’m hit with all kinds of questions about where I studied and where I’ve worked. I’m answering and could feel the guy stifling a sniff at my lack of real “training.”
There’s been a lot of buzz about the small yet growing fashion industry in New Orleans. From local designers, manufacturing facilities, and two fashion weeks, the future is bright for fashion in the Crescent City. What’s that? Two fashion weeks? Yup, you heard that right. The names are similar, if not near identical — New Orleans Fashion Week and Fashion Week New Orleans — but each group aims to distinctly define itself.
A second meeting to discuss creating a new tax on homes along several Fontainebleau-area streets to hire additional security patrols did little Thursday night to bridge the divide between the idea’s strongly committed supporters and opponents.
Most of the 30 or so residents who attended seemed to leave the meeting with the same opinions they brought. Some see a security district as an obvious safety measure for crime-weary residents, while others view it as an expensive burden with no measurable results.
A young man suffering from mental problems and initially believed to be waving a sword kept police at bay for nearly six hours outside his Upperline Street home on Thursday afternoon before surrendering.
The man’s weapon turned out not to be a sword, but a long wooden object, said Officer Frank Robertson. No other weapons were found on the man or in his home, and no one was harmed in the confrontation, Robertson said, though police did deploy tear gas into the home in an attempt to force the man out.
Dogs and cats can be vaccinated for $15 at area fire houses Sunday afternoon, including the Engine 1 Fire House on Magazine Street in the Garden District and the Engine 25 Fire House at 2430 S. Carrollton Ave.
Reviving an old tradition, a group of citizens who support the efforts of the NOPD Second District publicly awarded a number of officers for their crime-fighting efforts this month.
A group of Maple Street and Carrollton-area residents who oppose an iron fence blocking traffic from entering Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street won an initial round of their court battle this week, when a Civil District Court judge ruled that the street was closed improperly.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is up for reelection to her fourth term in the U.S. Senate in 2014. She has won often in her political career when it wasn’t thought likely, but her upcoming race – should she choose to run – could be the toughest of her career.
Rather than moving into one of the campuses entangled in a protracted school-closing process, the International School of Louisiana may launch its Jefferson Parish expansion in an administrative building in Metairie for the first year, officials said.
The New Orleans Jazz Institute will hold its annual “BubbleQ” fundraiser, combining barbecue and champagne, Sunday evening on the great lawn at Latter Library.
A business burglary in the Fontainebleau area from last summer has been solved by DNA analysis, police said.