(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...
Pastry lovers, raise your forks. Cupcakes are a go-to for birthdays, and cronuts were a summer fling, but fall and winter are like playoff season for pie. With countless artisanal pie shops popping up over the country, here's our flaky bucket list of where to find the nation's best pies.
How is it now possible that she and the young fella with the peach fuzz on his chin managed to engineer a destination wedding in NOLA, ferrying family and friends in from San Francisco, Seattle, Philly, Orlando, and Basalt (the center of the earth) to participate in mature adult activities?
If you've ever longed to make your home in a century-old industrial rice mill amid preserved graffiti and masonry brick walls, New Orleans' Rice Mill Lofts might be the perfect place for you.
I am getting wistful because "Pit Bulls and Parolees" is starting its new television season. No, it's not because I miss my dog from childhood, a litt...
While I'm trying to figure out how to pay for a new set of calculators, how to get Alisha to stop swearing at the Dean and how to help the math teacher teach geometry to a student with Traumatic Brain Injury, I also have to worry that one of them won't make it through any given night.
None of us are safe from the pathology of white racism. The most intimate corners of our lives and eyes have been infected. But are we ready to see it, and be well?
Natural disasters, such as the cyclone that just hit India, sometimes not only destroy homes and end lives but also trigger intense debates.
At the Macondo spill trial, number crunching or quantification of the oil flow started Monday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, with Judge Carl Barbier presiding. The U.S. is on one side with a figure of about 5 million barrels for the disaster that commenced in 2010, versus BP and Anadarko on the other with 3.26 million barrels.
I would recommend Southern Decadence for several reasons, but visitors' ability to either relax and take it slow or party as hard as they want for as long as they want (hello, 24-hour bars!) makes this weekend an ideal destination.
Once you read Paul Killebrew's meditative, funny, and often strikingly lyrical work, it is very hard to stop thinking about it. With so much forgettable poetry in the world, this memorable strangeness is a minor miracle.
A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by heavy rainfalls.
The Danziger Bridge case, in part no doubt because of its high-profile nature, is to be the rare example where prosecutors face real professional consequences for violating their ethical and professional responsibilities.
As a non-profit leader, I believe in the ability of NGO's and non-profits to bring meaningful and lasting change to individuals' lives.
The meaning of 'social good,' a lot like the Occupy movement, varies greatly depending on your perspective.
I've been a fierce critic of Wall Street and especially the Wall Street bailouts. If you study my writing over the years, there is one bank that get...