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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 02/2009

Boxer KO's Graham in Battle of Theatrics (VIDEO)

| Posted 02.06.2009 | Politics

TPM featured this footage from yesterday's congressional debate between Senators Barbara Boxer and Lindsey Graham. In wordage that has the internets...

As Obama Visits Springfield, Abraham (Yes We Can) Lincoln Was Here

| Posted 02.12.2009 | Chicago

I like to think that the Lincoln of the Lost Speech is the one President Obama is paying tribute to in Springfield. The Lincoln filled with the quality the world needs now more than ever: avenging fire.

Valentine Vintage Mardi Gras Beads, Green Glitterati and a Rainforest Spa

| Posted 02.13.2009 | Green

If your Valentine's Day is also a green day, you can repurpose vintage Mardi Gras beads, either the Czech crystal from the '30s or the brightly color...

Former Zulu Queens Head the EPA and White House Social Set

| Posted 02.16.2009 | Style

Thank God New Orleans is indeed still a destination for people from all over the world, since tourism is still the city's bread and butter.

Snooks and Booker: Memories of Mardi Gras

| Posted 02.20.2009 | Entertainment

Rest in Peace Snooks. We lost New Orleans musician Snooks Eaglin this week, and when I asked my husband Jeff about his memories of their gigs back in...

John Sinclair: Dr. John and Mardi Gras

| Posted 02.24.2009 | Media

I've been blessed enough to have John Sinclair share excerpts from his upcoming book, and there can be no better day to publish it than Mardi Gras.