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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 05/2009

Loving the Wild Magnolias

| Posted 05.05.2009 | Entertainment

New Orleans' musical families are growing by leaps and bounds, and it's wonderful to hear the heartbeat from stages all over town.

Support the Po Boy: Gulf Coast Civic Works Bill's 100,000 Green Jobs

| Posted 05.07.2009 | Green

Louisiana has the highest childhood hunger rate in the country, 24 percent compared to 6 percent in Massachusetts according to a report by Feeding Ame...

Mother's Eye

| Posted 05.10.2009 | Healthy Living

This is a Mother's Day tribute, first posted here two years ago. Since then my mother has mastered getting into a car backwards and upside down. Don't...

What's a Whiter Shade of Pale? Interview with Lyricist Keith Reid

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Entertainment

Why "a Whiter Shade of Pale"? Why not "a Darker Shade of Tan"? Lyricist Keith Reid was kind enough to check in from London and let me ask him about the history of the song.

Power of the Post: The Permanent Wave of the GOP

| Posted 05.23.2009 | Media

Politico confirms that the right wing is now jumping through whatever flaming hoops it can for exposure here since RedState's approach no longer plays in Peoria.

A Villanelle to Oxford Skullduggery

| Posted 05.26.2009 | Healthy Living

With apologies to every proper Villanelle ever written.

Day 1 of Hurricane Season: Notes from an Accidental Shelter

| Posted 05.31.2009 | Healthy Living

New Orleans residents, both home and in the process of getting home, are surviving with a level of gallows humor I haven't witnessed since working in a newsroom.