Oct 282011
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

In the fashion world, designers constantly gain inspiration from various cultures and time periods, generally going unnoticed until someone steps out of line and heads towards the irreverent. Have your ever worn a kimono, kente cloth, or a pair of moccasins? If so, you borrowed an aesthetic and cultural reference from another ethnicity, intentionally or not. So what’s so inappropriate about a little cultural borrowing if we all do it from time to time? Similar to buying a New Orleans voodoo doll made in China, the differences between appreciation vs. appropriation are often blurry for those unfamiliar with the culture. Continue reading »

Oct 282011
 

Lorenza Conner (via opcso.org)

A 25-year-old was shot to death Thursday evening near the intersection of Philip and Magnolia streets, and police arrested an armed man fleeing the scene moments later and charged him with murder, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Oct 282011
 

Calhoun Street resident Fenn French, who just concluded an unsuccessful campaign to unseat state Rep. Neil Abramson, has filed a lawsuit saying that Loyola University’s planned expansion of Monroe Hall violates a 50-year-old agreement to prevent the building’s windows from looking into his home, according to an article by reporter Sam Winstrom of The Maroon student newspaper. Continue reading »

Oct 282011
 

Tulane junior Mae Scott lights a candle before marching in the 20th Anniversary Take Back the Night March Wednesday evening. The events purpose was to educate and help break the silence about gender-based violence. It was co-sponsored by Tulane and Loyola Universities. The candle lit march began at Loyola University and ended at Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane's campus. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Read the full story by Tulane’s Benton Oliver at New Wave. Click below to see more photos.

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Oct 282011
 

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is proud to announce the newest member of the family: its new state-of-the-art Epson 9890 printer. This beautiful machine prints up to 40×60, canvas, fine-art reproduction, poster prints, and giclée prints — printing everything but the kitchen sink. Call Moldaner’s today to see how it can be put to work for you, and for customers who mention the Uptown Messenger when they place an order from this machine, receive 25% off the entire order! This offer is good through Thanksgiving only.

Moldaner’s is ranked in the top three camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available on the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at http://www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Oct 272011
 

Officers take a suspect into custody after a police dog found him hiding. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man who led police in a chase across town in a stolen SUV on Thursday afternoon crashed into a tree on Bordeaux Street, ditched a pistol on Laurel Street and was found hiding in the block, police said. Continue reading »

Oct 272011
 

Running around for Halloween? Need somewhere to stash all that candy? Keep it all together in your brand new NOLA Til Ya Die backpack, featuring the iconic Hurricane Head with ‘the river in his grin.’ Keep your flask, water bottle, and koozies in one place, and make sure you have stickers for your friends! Enter discount code “BOO” for 10% off any order between now and Halloween, AND, because the holidays are almost here, with that same code receive a free t-shirt (our pick) with any order over $25 for the rest of the year!

For more information, visit NolaTilYaDie.com. Trick or Treat!

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Oct 262011
 

ISL's Westbank campus.

The International School of Louisiana is now in the process of applying for up to four new campuses — each under slightly different circumstances — and could receive final decisions on each of them by as soon as December, officials said Wednesday night. Continue reading »

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Oct 262011
 

Neighborhoods representing thousands of voters along Jefferson Avenue and in the Lower Garden District will be shifted to different Orleans Parish School Board districts after the lines are redrawn to reflect new Census figures, and a handful of neighborhoods in Broadmoor, Hollygrove and Central City areas may also be affected under various plans. Continue reading »

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Oct 262011
 

The Lorraine Apartments (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The 91-year-old Lorraine Apartments on St. Charles Avenue have a new lease on life and can move forward with renovations after the city council corrected a zoning problem last week that could have kept the historic building shuttered indefinitely. Continue reading »

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Oct 262011
 

My ears rang for 3 days the first time I saw Soundgarden and, despite the pain and hearing loss, the experience (to use the vernacular) was sweet. They opened for Guns N’ Roses in Houston on the second leg of Guns’ Use Your Illusion Tour; the venue where it was held, The Summit, is strangely enough now a church.  The second night of a two-night stand but also a Friday night, three of my closest friends and I drove over from Beaumont to see the show.  That Friday morning the select few in our class that had actually had the opportunity to see this double bill the evening before (read: Thursday) recounted their experience.  And we listened in awe to their stories, furthering our already eager anticipation.  We couldn’t wait to see Guns N’ Roses; not one of us had ever really heard of Soundgarden.  The evening before Axl had said this.  And Slash had done that.  There were other visual spectacles on par with an evening on Bourbon during Mardi Gras.  Nonetheless my 17-year-old self had no idea I was about to become a Soundgarden fan.  That and my more-or-less girlfriend around that time, Leigh Anne, was into them.  After all, most romances generally produce some level of musical compatibility, do they not? Continue reading »

Oct 252011
 

The holidays are just around the corner and now is a good time to promote your business in a special kind of way. Just like any other marketing material, your holiday promotions should be closely aligned with your overall branding. Continue reading »

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