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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 03/2011

A Perelman Cultural Mashup, or: Oh, Those Oscars!

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Books

During this year's Oscars, there was so much live blogging it could make you pine for zombies. Not that dead Tweeting would have been an upgrade, ther...

Record High Mardi Gras Crowds in New Orleans (PHOTOS)

| Posted 03.05.2011 | Travel

"Down in New Orleans where the blues was born, it takes a cool cat to blow a horn" - Mardi Gras Mambo. Mardi Gras season is in high gear in the City o...

It's Mardi Gras Day In New Orleans (PHOTOS)

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Travel

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and for longer than the United States of America has existed, freedom of expression has been found here. When the U.S. ...

Spring Events in the Crescent City For The Win

| Posted 03.18.2011 | Travel

If Mardi Gras is a sprint, springtime in New Orleans is a marathon. On Thursday, the Downtown Irish Parade made its way through New Orleans with green...

Tennessee Williams Actresses Honor His 100th Birthday

| Posted 03.26.2011 | Travel

"Tennessee loved his women," Rex Reed said of Tennessee Williams who was born 100 years ago today. "He didn't want to sleep with them, he exalted them in a completely different way." Legendary actresses who brought Williams' characters to life held court with Reed in a panel opening the 25th annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival.