An interactive installation, short film and photography exhibit will all comprise the “Learn to Live” exhibit tonight at Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street in a fundraiser for a traveling health care program through Indonesia.
Louisiana State University health division has announced that one of the best ways to trim their ever-growing budget woes is to eliminate 39 psychiatric beds dedicated to taking care of our most vulnerable, indigent, mentally ill that live in our midst. The LSU top brass concede that they worry about the ramifications of this decision, as they should. For almost three years post-Katrina, when virtually no psychiatric beds were available, the suicide rate surpassed three times the national average.
It’s rapidly becoming clear to me that New Orleans city officials have concocted some bizarre conspiracy to give away all our money and credibility in civil rights lawsuits. Either that, or they think the Constitution is just an old wooden sailing ship and nothing else.
Given their actions over the past several years, either explanation is plausible.
By Kimberly Clarke Armatis
How many of us have hesitated to notify the police when we see something or someone suspicious? We all say we are going to call, but many of us hesitate when the time comes.
Don’t be surprised if you hear strange sounds emerging from a tiny corner of Toulouse Street in Mid-City, or see marquis lights flashing like the Bat-signal over the night sky. At the Mid-City Theatre, one of the newest theaters in town, the point is to expect the unexpected.
New state voter identification laws “too often appear to make a mockery” of equal access to the polls, the nation’s top law enforcer said Friday in an address at Tulane Law School, vowing to continue federal opposition to efforts to suppress voting.
Several years ago, when I was working at Dick and Jenny’s, every staffer got a “shift meal” to take home at the end of the night. The late, beloved James Leeming was the chef at the time and any of us could take our pick of duck, prime rib or whatever. My choice? I’d get what I thought I might eat later, but I’d usually head to the Rally’s near Louisiana and St. Charles. Or Buddha Belly on Magazine. I have no idea how many of these shift meals turned into science experiments in the fridge at home.
Peeking his nose above his Kardashian wedding cake, T-Boy the Nutria defied the official Groundhog Day judgment to predict an early end to winter. Video from our reporting partners at WWL-TV:
“You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You’re telling the world, ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.'”
– Jerry Seinfeld, in the pilot episode of Seinfeld
As a woman who appreciates fashion, I love looking back at old photos and illustrations of clothing trends that were popular during certain time periods. Bustle skirts, mutton sleeves, heck even old-fashioned, cuban heeled stockings provide plenty of fodder for daydreaming. It seems like no matter the era, people looked so resplendent, whether it was 1858 or 1958. The elegance! The romance! It’s fun to dream about living in the past, though I wouldn’t necessarily want to wear a corset every day. Risking fainting and internal bleeding to enjoy a smaller-than-normal waistline isn’t appealing.
It feels like spring outside, so invite spring into your wardrobe early with new arrivals at gae-tana’s. Skinny colored jeans give you a little pop of color, with lipstick, aqua, and turquoise all fresh and eye-catching. Beaded jewelry, starting at $6.50, adds accent, playing off your neutrals, and is suitable for daytime or evening wear.
Keep reading to see examples, and to get your own ideas for the season.