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Killer reads: New Orleans comics writer Gabe Soria gets the blues with Murder Ballads
Dan Auerbach soundtracks the noir graphic novel In an office stuffed with boxes of 45s upstairs at Euclid Records in Bywater, comics writer Gabe Soria remembers the seemingly unlikely mashup that inspired his latest graphic novel.   "What if you combined this Alan Lomax person, a person trying to discover obscure blues artists, and mash this together with a Jim Thompson-esque noir thing, some Coen brothers Blood Simple stuff," Soria says.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)
Events at Bar Frances, Canal Place and Antoine's Aug 23Dinner with Friends7 p.m. WednesdayBar Frances, 4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043www.barfrances.comBar Frances presents a four-course dinner featuring farmhouse cheeses made in the South, and representatives from St. James Cheese Company will discuss farmhouse cheeses.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: New Orleans streetlife from John T. Scott and Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Two shows at Arthur Roger Gallery run through Sept. 23 "This is the only city I have ever been in where, if you listen, the sidewalks will speak to you." So said John T. Scott, the late gentle giant of the New Orleans art world.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)
Chamber Music Festival, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sextile, WHIV-FM, Vox and the Hound Crescent City Chamber Music FestivalThu.-Sun. Aug. 24-27 | The Manhattan Chamber Players perform free concerts at 6 p.m.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Caligula
Cripple Creek stages a haunting drama about tyranny at Castillo Blanco Every era has its tyrants. We've got Kim Jong-un.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Cashing in: Lil Weezyana Fest and U.N.L.V.
A night of dueling New Orleans rap history Aug. 25 The small Venn diagram overlap of multiverse theorists and hip-hop heads will have a ball with Friday's convergence of Cash Money players-turned-haters. Three hours and eight CBD blocks apart, two concerts will trace a winding parallel history of the definitive New Orleans rap label, which grew out of area housing projects into a $300 million behemoth (with past and present legal complaints levied by at least two of the evening's participants).…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Steven Soderbergh returns with Logan Lucky
After a brief hiatus, the writer-director returns with a near-perfect heist comedy It seemed a huge loss when writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking at age 50 in 2013. Soderbergh played a major role in establishing a new era of American independent film through his groundbreaking 1989 debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Brewsday Tuesday: Innovative brewery methods

The craft brewing movement has brought about a bounty of innovation and experimentation in the beer world. With new flavor combinations, creative brewing techniques and new varieties of hops, there are many new ways to build flavor.

Dry-hopping is one of the popular current trends.…

22 August 2017 | 8:00 am

Y@ Speak: partially eclipsed
If you didn't fry your eyes while looking directly into the sun, which is a totally normal thing you should do at any time, catch up with a week of New Orleans protests against monuments, white supremacy and the Sewerage & Water Board.

21 August 2017 | 5:15 pm

Review: Steven Soderbergh returns with Logan Lucky
After a brief hiatus, the writer-director returns with a near-perfect heist comedy It seemed a huge loss when writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking at age 50 in 2013. Soderbergh played a major role in establishing a new era of American independent film through his groundbreaking 1989 debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: a toast to three Louisiana-made IPAs
Buzzing with Jucifer, Grace and Grit, and Ghost in the Machine India Pale Ale, or IPA, is king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Caligula
Cripple Creek stages a haunting drama about tyranny at Castillo Blanco Every era has its tyrants. We've got Kim Jong-un.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's Health Book, fall 2017
Healthy drinks, weight-loss surgery, classes for performers, stroke risks and more

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Is New Orleans worth it?
With rising housing costs, stagnant wages and dim job prospects, young professionals weigh the costs of staying in the city At the end of one sticky month during the summer of 2017, Elizabeth Bolles will have finished packing the contents of her Riverbend apartment. She, her partner, their two young sons and two dogs will then pile into her Subaru and drive 350 miles to Houston, where her partner will start a new job.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Cashing in: Lil Weezyana Fest and U.N.L.V.
A night of dueling New Orleans rap history Aug. 25 The small Venn diagram overlap of multiverse theorists and hip-hop heads will have a ball with Friday's convergence of Cash Money players-turned-haters. Three hours and eight CBD blocks apart, two concerts will trace a winding parallel history of the definitive New Orleans rap label, which grew out of area housing projects into a $300 million behemoth (with past and present legal complaints levied by at least two of the evening's participants).…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)
Chamber Music Festival, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sextile, WHIV-FM, Vox and the Hound Crescent City Chamber Music FestivalThu.-Sun. Aug. 24-27 | The Manhattan Chamber Players perform free concerts at 6 p.m.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Commentary: After Charlottesville
And how New Orleans police and protesters handle white supremacists Watching the images and hearing the words out of Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend was depressing, sickening, infuriating — and necessary. Necessary because the country got a good look at the people who call themselves the "alt-right," which is their sanitized term for neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Ku Klux Klansmen and other haters who feel emboldened in America today.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Britney Spears will donate $1 for each ticket sold to her Las Vegas revue, "Britney: Piece of Me," to the Louisiana School Boards Association, a federation of all the public schools in the state. Spears, a multiple Grammy Award winner, is a native of Kentwood.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Serigne Mbaye, chef
On Senegalese cuisine and New Orleans connections Senegalese chef Serigne Mbaye learned to cook in kitchens in New York City, Cleveland and Montpelier, Vermont. After traveling in Senegal, he decided to share the food of his homeland with diners.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 22, 2017)
1. RENE BRUNET, KING OF THE PRYTANIA THEATRE, DIES AT 95Rene Brunet Jr., who spent his life running New Orleans movie houses, was a familiar face at the Prytania Theatre, which he bought in 1996 while in his seventies.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Fried Chicken Festival announces music lineup
Big Freedia and Big Sam’s Funky Nation perform Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam's Funky Nation will perform at the Fried Chicken Festival (www.friedchickenfestival.com) Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park. Large crowds at last year's event prompted organizers to expand it to two days and move from Lafayette Square to the riverfront.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Clancy DuBos: Mayor Sisyphus and his legacy
It will take years to fix all that is broken with the Sewerage & Water Board Mayor Mitch Landrieu's legacy was always destined to be a mixture of successes and failures. Such is the fate of all mayors, though history seemed likely to paint Landrieu in mostly positive hues — until recently.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Turkey and the Wolf named Bon Appetit’s favorite new restaurant
Magazine narrows top 50 list to its 10 ranked finalists Best thing on sliced bread Bon Appetit named Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; www.turkeyandthewolf.com) America's best new restaurant of 2017.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Killer reads: New Orleans comics writer Gabe Soria gets the blues with Murder Ballads
Dan Auerbach soundtracks the noir graphic novel In an office stuffed with boxes of 45s upstairs at Euclid Records in Bywater, comics writer Gabe Soria remembers the seemingly unlikely mashup that inspired his latest graphic novel.   "What if you combined this Alan Lomax person, a person trying to discover obscure blues artists, and mash this together with a Jim Thompson-esque noir thing, some Coen brothers Blood Simple stuff," Soria says.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street
Indian restaurant open in Uptown One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626; www.saffronnola.com) opened quietly in Uptown Aug. 10.   The Vilkhu family garnered a following for Saffron on the West Bank, though the restaurant was only open for dinner on Friday nights.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: New Orleans streetlife from John T. Scott and Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Two shows at Arthur Roger Gallery run through Sept. 23 "This is the only city I have ever been in where, if you listen, the sidewalks will speak to you." So said John T. Scott, the late gentle giant of the New Orleans art world.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)
Events at Bar Frances, Canal Place and Antoine's Aug 23Dinner with Friends7 p.m. WednesdayBar Frances, 4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043www.barfrances.comBar Frances presents a four-course dinner featuring farmhouse cheeses made in the South, and representatives from St. James Cheese Company will discuss farmhouse cheeses.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

The count: registered voters in Louisiana as of Aug. 1
2,973,911 This is Voter Registration Week in Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler, along with registrars of voters, will be encouraging Louisianans to register. Anyone with a valid Louisiana driver's license can register online (voterportal.sos.la.gov), at a parish Registrar of Voters office or while conducting business at an Office of Motor Vehicles.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine of the week: 2014 Poggio Badiola Rosso
Toscana, Italy Retail $11-$17 In the heart of Chianti Classico lies Castello di Fonterutoli, one of Italy's most highly regarded wine producers.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Gogi Korean Restaurant in Metairie
The restaurant adds playful, modern touches to traditional Korean dishes During a meal at Gogi Korean Restaurant, the first plates to arrive are banchan, a host of small dishes of pickled and fermented vegetables and other items. There was sukjunamul, the fermented mung bean salad with a touch of brine and lots of crunch.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: collard greens
Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comBlack-eyed pea and collard green soup is flavored with bourbon, bacon and smoky pork broth. DTB8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comThe LA 1 gumbo features blue crab, collard greens and crab fat potato salad.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Nomiya now open on Magazine Street

Nomiya (4226 Magazine St.), a restaurant specializing in ramen, is now open in Uptown.

The restaurant took over the former Rivista space a little over a week ago.…

21 August 2017 | 12:46 pm

Brewsday Tuesday: Innovative brewery methods

The craft brewing movement has brought about a bounty of innovation and experimentation in the beer world. With new flavor combinations, creative brewing techniques and new varieties of hops, there are many new ways to build flavor.

Dry-hopping is one of the popular current trends.…

22 August 2017 | 8:00 am

Y@ Speak: partially eclipsed
If you didn't fry your eyes while looking directly into the sun, which is a totally normal thing you should do at any time, catch up with a week of New Orleans protests against monuments, white supremacy and the Sewerage & Water Board.

21 August 2017 | 5:15 pm

Review: Steven Soderbergh returns with Logan Lucky
After a brief hiatus, the writer-director returns with a near-perfect heist comedy It seemed a huge loss when writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking at age 50 in 2013. Soderbergh played a major role in establishing a new era of American independent film through his groundbreaking 1989 debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: a toast to three Louisiana-made IPAs
Buzzing with Jucifer, Grace and Grit, and Ghost in the Machine India Pale Ale, or IPA, is king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Caligula
Cripple Creek stages a haunting drama about tyranny at Castillo Blanco Every era has its tyrants. We've got Kim Jong-un.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's Health Book, fall 2017
Healthy drinks, weight-loss surgery, classes for performers, stroke risks and more

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Is New Orleans worth it?
With rising housing costs, stagnant wages and dim job prospects, young professionals weigh the costs of staying in the city At the end of one sticky month during the summer of 2017, Elizabeth Bolles will have finished packing the contents of her Riverbend apartment. She, her partner, their two young sons and two dogs will then pile into her Subaru and drive 350 miles to Houston, where her partner will start a new job.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Cashing in: Lil Weezyana Fest and U.N.L.V.
A night of dueling New Orleans rap history Aug. 25 The small Venn diagram overlap of multiverse theorists and hip-hop heads will have a ball with Friday's convergence of Cash Money players-turned-haters. Three hours and eight CBD blocks apart, two concerts will trace a winding parallel history of the definitive New Orleans rap label, which grew out of area housing projects into a $300 million behemoth (with past and present legal complaints levied by at least two of the evening's participants).…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)
Chamber Music Festival, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sextile, WHIV-FM, Vox and the Hound Crescent City Chamber Music FestivalThu.-Sun. Aug. 24-27 | The Manhattan Chamber Players perform free concerts at 6 p.m.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Commentary: After Charlottesville
And how New Orleans police and protesters handle white supremacists Watching the images and hearing the words out of Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend was depressing, sickening, infuriating — and necessary. Necessary because the country got a good look at the people who call themselves the "alt-right," which is their sanitized term for neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Ku Klux Klansmen and other haters who feel emboldened in America today.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Britney Spears will donate $1 for each ticket sold to her Las Vegas revue, "Britney: Piece of Me," to the Louisiana School Boards Association, a federation of all the public schools in the state. Spears, a multiple Grammy Award winner, is a native of Kentwood.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Serigne Mbaye, chef
On Senegalese cuisine and New Orleans connections Senegalese chef Serigne Mbaye learned to cook in kitchens in New York City, Cleveland and Montpelier, Vermont. After traveling in Senegal, he decided to share the food of his homeland with diners.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Aug 22, 2017)
1. RENE BRUNET, KING OF THE PRYTANIA THEATRE, DIES AT 95Rene Brunet Jr., who spent his life running New Orleans movie houses, was a familiar face at the Prytania Theatre, which he bought in 1996 while in his seventies.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Fried Chicken Festival announces music lineup
Big Freedia and Big Sam’s Funky Nation perform Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam's Funky Nation will perform at the Fried Chicken Festival (www.friedchickenfestival.com) Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park. Large crowds at last year's event prompted organizers to expand it to two days and move from Lafayette Square to the riverfront.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Clancy DuBos: Mayor Sisyphus and his legacy
It will take years to fix all that is broken with the Sewerage & Water Board Mayor Mitch Landrieu's legacy was always destined to be a mixture of successes and failures. Such is the fate of all mayors, though history seemed likely to paint Landrieu in mostly positive hues — until recently.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Turkey and the Wolf named Bon Appetit’s favorite new restaurant
Magazine narrows top 50 list to its 10 ranked finalists Best thing on sliced bread Bon Appetit named Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; www.turkeyandthewolf.com) America's best new restaurant of 2017.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Killer reads: New Orleans comics writer Gabe Soria gets the blues with Murder Ballads
Dan Auerbach soundtracks the noir graphic novel In an office stuffed with boxes of 45s upstairs at Euclid Records in Bywater, comics writer Gabe Soria remembers the seemingly unlikely mashup that inspired his latest graphic novel.   "What if you combined this Alan Lomax person, a person trying to discover obscure blues artists, and mash this together with a Jim Thompson-esque noir thing, some Coen brothers Blood Simple stuff," Soria says.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street
Indian restaurant open in Uptown One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626; www.saffronnola.com) opened quietly in Uptown Aug. 10.   The Vilkhu family garnered a following for Saffron on the West Bank, though the restaurant was only open for dinner on Friday nights.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: New Orleans streetlife from John T. Scott and Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Two shows at Arthur Roger Gallery run through Sept. 23 "This is the only city I have ever been in where, if you listen, the sidewalks will speak to you." So said John T. Scott, the late gentle giant of the New Orleans art world.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)
Events at Bar Frances, Canal Place and Antoine's Aug 23Dinner with Friends7 p.m. WednesdayBar Frances, 4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043www.barfrances.comBar Frances presents a four-course dinner featuring farmhouse cheeses made in the South, and representatives from St. James Cheese Company will discuss farmhouse cheeses.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

The count: registered voters in Louisiana as of Aug. 1
2,973,911 This is Voter Registration Week in Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler, along with registrars of voters, will be encouraging Louisianans to register. Anyone with a valid Louisiana driver's license can register online (voterportal.sos.la.gov), at a parish Registrar of Voters office or while conducting business at an Office of Motor Vehicles.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine of the week: 2014 Poggio Badiola Rosso
Toscana, Italy Retail $11-$17 In the heart of Chianti Classico lies Castello di Fonterutoli, one of Italy's most highly regarded wine producers.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Gogi Korean Restaurant in Metairie
The restaurant adds playful, modern touches to traditional Korean dishes During a meal at Gogi Korean Restaurant, the first plates to arrive are banchan, a host of small dishes of pickled and fermented vegetables and other items. There was sukjunamul, the fermented mung bean salad with a touch of brine and lots of crunch.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: collard greens
Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comBlack-eyed pea and collard green soup is flavored with bourbon, bacon and smoky pork broth. DTB8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comThe LA 1 gumbo features blue crab, collard greens and crab fat potato salad.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Nomiya now open on Magazine Street

Nomiya (4226 Magazine St.), a restaurant specializing in ramen, is now open in Uptown.

The restaurant took over the former Rivista space a little over a week ago.…

21 August 2017 | 12:46 pm

Review: Gogi Korean Restaurant in Metairie
The restaurant adds playful, modern touches to traditional Korean dishes During a meal at Gogi Korean Restaurant, the first plates to arrive are banchan, a host of small dishes of pickled and fermented vegetables and other items. There was sukjunamul, the fermented mung bean salad with a touch of brine and lots of crunch.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: collard greens
Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comBlack-eyed pea and collard green soup is flavored with bourbon, bacon and smoky pork broth. DTB8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comThe LA 1 gumbo features blue crab, collard greens and crab fat potato salad.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Turkey and the Wolf named Bon Appetit’s favorite new restaurant
Magazine narrows top 50 list to its 10 ranked finalists Best thing on sliced bread Bon Appetit named Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; www.turkeyandthewolf.com) America's best new restaurant of 2017.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine of the week: 2014 Poggio Badiola Rosso
Toscana, Italy Retail $11-$17 In the heart of Chianti Classico lies Castello di Fonterutoli, one of Italy's most highly regarded wine producers.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street
Indian restaurant open in Uptown One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626; www.saffronnola.com) opened quietly in Uptown Aug. 10.   The Vilkhu family garnered a following for Saffron on the West Bank, though the restaurant was only open for dinner on Friday nights.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: a toast to three Louisiana-made IPAs
Buzzing with Jucifer, Grace and Grit, and Ghost in the Machine India Pale Ale, or IPA, is king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Serigne Mbaye, chef
On Senegalese cuisine and New Orleans connections Senegalese chef Serigne Mbaye learned to cook in kitchens in New York City, Cleveland and Montpelier, Vermont. After traveling in Senegal, he decided to share the food of his homeland with diners.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Fried Chicken Festival announces music lineup
Big Freedia and Big Sam’s Funky Nation perform Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam's Funky Nation will perform at the Fried Chicken Festival (www.friedchickenfestival.com) Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park. Large crowds at last year's event prompted organizers to expand it to two days and move from Lafayette Square to the riverfront.…

21 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, September 2017
Balancing new and old in a restored firehouse home; classic accessories for kids, adults and at home; and more

7 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Pairing up classic looks for him and her
Must-haves for the closet and at home

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

London calling: West London Boutique opens
Mariah Walton opens a Magazine Street shop Mariah Walton has racked up more than 21 years in the fashion and retail industries as a Jill-of-all-trades, working as a sales associate, store manager, writer for a business etiquette column and motivational speaker, among other jobs. Her latest career iteration is owner of Magazine Street's West London Boutique (3956 Magazine St., 504-558-4649; www.westlondonboutique.com).…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

A converted New Orleans firehouse gets a fresh start
A French Quarter home mixes periods and styles in a renovated firehouse When Linda Huffman sought a major life change after raising her children in Miami, moving to New Orleans came to mind.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

The buzz on urban beekeeping
Resources for beginners, plus hive-inspired accessories When Caryn Hassell attended a farm event up north nearly 12 years ago, she fed a delicate honeybee a drop of amber-hued honey. It was a moment the Michigan native described as "magical."…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Charlie Boy Boutique offers vintage clothing and local art
Zaneta Flowers opens a Central City shop Perhaps Macklemore said it best in his 2012 song "Thrift Shop": "I'm gonna pop some tags / I only got $20 in my pocket / I'm hunting, looking for a come-up" ... you know how it ends.  Zaneta Flowers, owner of Charlie Boy Boutique (2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-271-9223; www.charlieboynola.com), says Macklemore's song heralded the rise of thrifting as a pastime, especially for men.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Work hard, play hard, get injured?
Physical therapist Morell Crane offers tips to prevent common sports injuries It may be inevitable: After being at work all day, you play too hard (and maybe consume too many adult beverages) and find yourself debating a trip to urgent care after your ankle begins to swell. After-work athletes are susceptible to injury, especially if they're new to a sport or reintroducing certain types of activity into their lives.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Chest Hair Friday gets groomed
The men's brand launches a zine and podcast What started as a joke about the corporate world concept of "Casual Friday" gave rise to the new indie men's zine and brand Chest Hair Friday (www.chesthairfriday.com). In 2007, founder Brent Rosen was an alternative fuels lobbyist for a car manufacturer.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Wear + where: Virginia Quinlan
Going back to school How do you stay true to yourself in the sea of college students? I think a lot of that is about who you surround yourself with. If you're surrounding yourself with people who are going to support who you are and your values and personality, then you'll be OK. Especially through my sorority, I've found people that help me be more like me. ...…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Weekend warriors: adult sports leagues in New Orleans
Where to get fit and make new friends If you're searching for a way to meet folks and stay active, consider a local recreational sports league. After-work and weekend sports leagues have been a community staple for years.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am