Presently there is a billboard that slaps you in the face as you travel southbound on I-55 away from Ponchatoula at the turn, before the stretch over the Maurepas. Quite simply, it reads, “Eat Louisiana Sweet Potatoes.” When I first saw it, I was getting ready for a potluck a few days later. I immediately considered the command and thought, “Okay.” Next trip to Rouses? Sweet potatoes acquisition. Served at the potluck? Super tasty sweet potato casserole with a touch of cayenne and crunchy, melty marshmallow topping. Ah! The power of advertising! Pat yourself on the back, powers that be.
The C.J. Jung Society of Uptown New Orleans will host a discussion tonight (Friday, Nov. 7) on the topic of “disobedience,” and its role in civil society and literature.
A well-known New Orleans political consultant’s home was heavily damaged by a fire that apparently started in a car parked in his driveway off Prytania Street early Thursday morning, displacing his family and a neighbor.
New Orleans fire officials have deemed the blaze a possible arson as a host of state and federal agents join the investigation, and a chorus of elected officials condemned the attack’s apparent political motivations.
As we mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair, the memories come flooding back.
It was underfunded and always in crisis, and for those who were part of the World’s Fair team it was a six-month roller coaster ride with near spills every day.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation will headline a fundraising celebration Friday night at NOLA Brewing for The Roots of Music, an educational project that trains New Orleans schoolchildren to play the city’s traditional music.
With the major U.S. midterm elections now in the rearview mirror, school officials around New Orleans are now looking to the Dec. 6 runoff.
While Louisiana decides between Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu for U.S. Senator, New Orleans voters will also decide whether to renew a property tax that will begin building a citywide fund to maintain school buildings in Orleans Parish — which some school leaders say is crucial to ending the decades-long cycle of neglect and deterioration at city school buildings.
The Holy Name of Jesus School annual “Gator Fest” fundraiser carnival — featuring live music, food and fairground rides — will be held this weekend, school officials said.
Last week’s allegation that a student was raped on the campus of Lusher High School has been proven to be untrue and the victim has since withdrawn her complaint, school and New Orleans police officials said Wednesday morning.
The Urban Conservancy, a non-profit organization in New Orleans, is having their 2014 annual Urban Heroes Gala Saturday, Nov. 15, to celebrate three visionaries recognized by The Urban Conservancy and StayLocal, a non-profit organization that is the Greater New Orleans area’s independent business alliance. The event will feature food, drink and The Laissez Boys and Camel Toe Lady Steppers.
A man seeking money for alcohol attacked a 54-year-old victim with a glass bottle and took his wallet Sunday evening, New Orleans police said, and investigators are asking for the public’s help locating him.
By 10:30 a.m. yesterday, the eve of the 2014 mid-term elections, I had already received three political campaign calls.
When my cell rang for the third time in an hour with a call from yet another unfamiliar phone number, I was beyond perturbed. I heard President Barack Obama’s voice and immediately hung up.
Yes, I hung up on the leader of the Free World.
Election day is tomorrow. If you’re like me, you’re relishing in the opportunity to vote for a smattering of ill-considered proposals and lackluster candidates in the vain, fleeting hope of actually making this city a better place.
However, I am also aware that there are those of you who are just short of hopelessly ignorant when it comes to the proposed state constitutional amendments. Usually, constitutional amendments are for matters of great public import; in Louisiana, though, they tend to be a bunch of random crap.
With this in mind, I have created the following voters guide to the proposed Louisiana constitutional amendments, together with my recommendations (spoiler alert: I hate pretty much all of them).
The period from infancy to high school is a crucial time of transition for every young person.
It is a time when they come to own their personal values, to define their lives’ priorities,
and to develop habits of hard work, resiliency, and integrity.
It is, quite simply, when character is forged.
At Trinity Episcopal School, we take very seriously our role as mentors to children on the journey of growing up.
Since Danae has been on the sidelines in two current campaigns, we thought it was only appropriate that Allan — who wrote his “cloudy crystal ball” political predictions in the Times Picayune for decades — pen this column.
A very important election will be held in New Orleans and throughout America on Tuesday. What do the pundits think is going to happen? Who cares? You’re the ones who are going to the polls to vote. Your opinions are worth as much or more than some self-appointed seer who thinks he or she knows more about Louisiana politics than voters just like you. Early voting set an all-time record. But traditional voters like Allan will still vote next Tuesday. Seize that power and help decide our political future.
Here is some information about several of the elections that will be on the ballot in New Orleans. How good are you at picking the outcomes before the polls open?