Last year, the EPA signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. South Louisiana and other warm, sunny places tend to be high in "bad" ozone. After a struggle, Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes with refineries and petrochemical plants have managed to comply with EPA's current ozone standard.
"Why couldn't my mother keep me?" The power of that question put by a six-year old boy to his adoptive mother struck me because the life history of the boy and his birth mother is the painfully familiar story of a disproportionate share of the Gulf-South's population of women and children.
My recent travels to the South made me curious about women and their contributions from the Southern states.
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
As my new plumber opened a box filled with porcelain pieces I learn he is from Chicago, and a Bears fan. He spends the season in what he calls "The Bus", an old '74 school bus in the parking lot of Solider Field, and has invited me and my dog to the Windy City for tailgating.
These 10 bars will keep your glass filled with the good stuff.
Off-campus speech that students share on the Internet must have heightened protection from school disciplinary authority to keep whistle-blowers and rap artists safe from punishment, an attorney for a suspended Mississippi high school student told appellate judges Tuesday.
Chef Carl Schaubhut, the German/Cajun Chef at New Orleans' iconic Café Adelaide, knows why his revitalized hometown has added 400 new restaurants sin...
Mandina's on Canal Street in New Orleans seems like a throwback to my past. It reminds me of Pompilios in Newport, Kentucky, where my family dined on a regular basis in my youth. As Yogi Berra would say, it's déjà vu all over again.
Weekend two at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had everything: aboriginal bluesman Gurrumul, and Elton John headlining one of the most crowded festival days in the last decade.
It's that time of year. Music festival time. I have been spying on the beautiful people attending Coachella and Jazz Fest via Instagram, which inspired this piece on jewelry do's and don'ts for festivals.
International Jazz Day was celebrated, appropriately enough, in the city where jazz was born on the 4th day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015.
There's nothing worse for the budding traveler than when the wanderlust takes hold and the bank balance doesn't agree. Well, don't worry, because all is not lost! At least, not with Hopper at hand to set would-be travelers straight.
The New Orleans story is special. And while we hope it can inspire other communities, our goal is not to be the next Silicon Valley, or next New York, or the next Boston. We are creating the NEXT New Orleans.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much music as they could before the weather shut down their respective stages.
During the last four decades I have been able to travel on many of the great oceans and iconic rivers on six continents. The ships have been both large and small, some accommodating up to 2,000 passengers.