When U.S. Secretary of Education John King visited Walter Cohen College Prep High School on Friday afternoon in recognition of its dramatic increase in test scores, former board member Kenneth Polite asked him one of the most difficult questions facing the New Orleans education landscape: Why are the city’s public schools so segregated, and what can make them more diverse?
What can one say about a restaurant so fastidious they bottle their own ketchup?
Not just any ketchup: a tomato sauce laced with coriander, cinnamon, thyme, and apple cider vinegar. A ketchup so tasty, I stole a baguette from a gourmet charcuterie board to dip – in ketchup. I’m using italics because this ketchup cannot compare to that bottled red stuff of the Heinz variety. Chef Brack May, formerly of Cobalt, wants people to know that Cowbell is more than just gourmet burgers. It is–a lot more than just burgers. However, no fear, the famous burgers are still on the menu.
The city’s Movies in the Park series comes to the Irish Channel tonight (Friday, Sept. 16) with a free screening of Disney’s “Zootopia” at Burke Playground in the Irish Channel.
The former Top Drawer annex building on Magazine Street will become an expansion site for Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans, and the school will hold a meeting tonight to share its plans with neighbors.
Stuart Hall School for Boys easily won approval for its plan to replace a vacant home on South Carrollton Avenue with a new play yard, even though the request renewed neighbors’ complaints about traffic that have been festering for more than a decade.
SULLY topped our box office this week so we’re pysched to keep it for another as we introduce three new titles to our lineup. SNOWDEN is the latest film from legendary director Oliver Stone. It covers the entire journey of Edward Snowden from his life in the armed services to ending up back in the USSR.
As Election Day grows closer, there is lots of political jockeying at the national and local level. Hillary Clinton has decided to be more open about her health, Donald Trump is calling for paid maternity leave and tax credits for working parents, and Sept. 16 birthday boy Governor John Bel Edwards is making progress after two relatively successful trips to Washington to help flood victims.
Former No Limit Records recording artist McKinley “Mac” Phipps, Jr., who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for 2nd Degree Manslaughter, has filed an application for clemency, according to an article published by Huffington Post. Phipps, an Uptown native, has served 16 years of the 30-year sentence for the crime, for which he maintains his innocence.
The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, producers of the annual January 6th Joan of Arc Parade, will host their annual “Salon de Jeanne d’Arc” at Loyola University on Saturday, September 17. The all-day conference will focus on Jeanne d’Arc, her life & times, and current French culture in New Orleans, and will be followed by a medieval beverage-tasting fundraiser.
The Movies in the Park series features free, family-friendly outdoor movie screenings at NORDC playgrounds for residents across the City. This week’s movie, “Zootopia”, will screen at Burke Playground, located at 2524 Annunciation Street.
Acknowledging the desire for more neighborhood-based full-service groceries, the New Orleans City Council lavished praise over Simone’s Market slated to open this fall.
Building on an experiment in mixed-income preschool classes launched this year, the New Orleans College Prep charter-school network plans to expand its Hoffman campus to serve 228 students from ages 0 to 4 starting next year, officials said Monday.
The Garden District Book Shop will present a book signing for author Ti Martin and her book, “Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace”. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Garden District Book Shop at 2727 Prytania Street, and will include a discussion with journalist John Pope.
A home on State Street in the university area will be spared demolition instead of being replaced by two other houses after review by the City Council last week.