Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts is closing March 15. Come in now and take 20% off all already reduced Sale prices.
“In a way, her strangeness, her naiveté, her craving for the other half of her equation was the consequence of an idle imagination. Had she paints, or clay, or knew the discipline of the dance, or strings, had she anything to engage her tremendous curiosity and her gift for metaphor, she might have exchanged the restlessness and preoccupation with whim for an activity that provided her with all she yearned for. And like an artist with no art form, she became dangerous.” – Toni Morrision, Sula
For black writers and lovers of literature alike, Toni Morrison is the messiah, the godmother of black fiction, a figure to be studied, discussed, envied, loved and worshiped.
Morrison’s prose captures the richness of the black American experience in a language that is divine and lyrical. Her stories are dark and dreamy and poetical and political. The themes she explores are unforgettable and uncomfortable. They get under your skin, seep into your consciousness and ooze out of your pores inducing chills of delight – and angst. That’s what a “good read” does. It changes you. Reading Morrison changes you. Her books can be difficult to access but are insanely popular nonetheless. Morrison sycophants boast of rereading her works multiple times. Her quotes inspire scribes to audaciously push forward and stand a bit taller as writers: “I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.”
A 36-year-old woman was listed in critical condition Monday night after being shot in the neck by a stranger as she walked to her vehicle in a residential block of Milan Street just off of Magazine, police and neighbors said.
The Recovery School District, in partnership with the Orleans Parish School Board, will host two application fairs for families this month, one for middle school families at KIPP Central Academy Wednesday (March 6) and another at Crocker Elementary on March 15.
Joel Vilmenay, general manager of WDSU-TV, has resigned from the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans governing board, citing his involvement in other boards and a busy upcoming travel schedule in a recent email to The Lens.
A 21-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting about a block from the busy intersection of Washington Avenue and Broad Street in the Hoffman Triangle area, police said.
Supporters of Xavier University Preparatory School on Magazine Street have created the Xavier Prep Foundation Fund in an effort to keep the 98-year-old school open. The fund is being administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Plans to renovate the Sophie B. Wright Charter School building will be discussed at a meeting next week, officials said.
Beretta USA is now the belle of the ball. New Orleans needs to be an eager suitor.
It all started in January when Maryland Governor Mike O’Malley proposed the “Firearm Safety Act of 2013.” This bill, which has now passed the Maryland state senate on a 28-19 vote, is grotesquely unconstitutional dreck that will severely restrict the Second Amendment rights of Maryland citizens.
Susan Barton, founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, will discuss early warning signs of the prevalent learning disability tonight (Monday, March 4) in a free seminar hosted by Tulane University and St. George’s Episcopal School.
Tipitina’s Uptown will host the Healthy Supper Bowl Jam tonight (Monday, March 4), with healthy food options from local food trucks and free live music and dance performances.
Since 1989, LCI has helped a diverse range of local small and medium-sized companies access important resources, while providing competitive workers’ comp rates, friendly service, and excellent coverage. Today, many New Orleans business owners are happy to learn that all LCI policy management is conducted in our home office in Mandeville. More than 2500 current policyholders also enjoy the benefits of LCI’s interest-free premium payment plan, active claims management, and a convenient online bill pay option.
East Bank residents should boil any tap water for a full minute that they plan to drink, cook with or even brush teeth with over the next 24 hours, city officials said following a power loss at the Sewerage & Water Board power plant this morning.
The Music For Peace fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. Children are free but a donation is suggested for adults.
“We are happy that this suspect has been taken off the streets and arrested and we’re hoping that the other people involved will also be arrested,” Grace Kaynor told our partners at WWL-TV following the arrest of 20-year-old Byron Johnson in the carjacking and shooting of her husband, attorney Sandy Kaynor, five months ago at Camp Street and Delachaise. Sandy Kaynor remains hospitalized, but Grace Kaynor said she showed her husband Johnson’s photo and he seemed “very distubed,” Tania Dall reports:
A home at Milan Street and South Liberty caught fire Thursday night, according to our partners at WWL-TV:
The Freret Market will bring its eclectic assortment of food stands and local art and clothing vendors to the corner of Napoleon Avenue from noon to 5 p.m. today (Saturday, March 2), along with free performances by Mardi Gras Indian blues band Chawa, Miss Claudia Baumgarten’s Singalong Americana and New Orleans rock band Coot.
Though much work remains to be done, we’re finally getting to that happiest of all points in restaurant operations – the arrival of the new toys.
Grand openings, or even soft openings, come with pressure. But before that, there is the day (or days) when new stuff you’ve ordered actually arrives. Kitchen equipment, gadgets, machines, tables, chairs, product samples, etc. New inventory either never show up or all arrives at once. When it finally does, there is a Christmas-type atmosphere made better because there is no that-day deadline. Even if it’s stuff you’ve used a million times before and will soon tire of cleaning, washing or using, for a brief few days it is new, untried, and fresh.