Today in NOLA: 9.23.14

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Thou shalt not kill: tonight, writer Peter Abadie reads from his bone-chilling new study of notorious murders throughout recent history. The Stanton Moore Trio and Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns play shows on Frenchmen. On this day in 1986, Congress designated the rose as the national flower. LSU’s agricultural extension has the advice you’ll need to grow roses in Louisiana. Details tonight:

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Goodwill's Ghoulishly Good Time

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In a few weeks, New Orleanians will head to second hand shops to piece together costumes. They will also have an opportunity to wear a costume in support of one charity behind many of these stores. Goodwill Industries, the nonprofit known for their thrift stores, is getting a might macabre with their annual fundraiser. On Saturday, October 18th, the group will head to the Parish at the House of Blues (225 Decatur Street) for “Ghoulwill Goes to Hollywood.” The night will feature lots of food, drink, and an all star music lineup.

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Third Party in the Second District

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Samuel Davenport(L) is challenging one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, and, the Libertarian candidate is just fine with that. In Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, incumbent Cedric Richmond(D) has found himself in a three way battle with Davenport and Gary Landrieu(D). Davenport believes that the realities of representation and listening to the people will give him an edge over both. He took some time to explain the campaign to NoDef.

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Dat Dog, Adelita's Way, On A Leash for LA-SPCA

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Dat Dog is a little wacky, but not the type of establishment to go off the leash. To the contrary, the popular hot dog destination will be hosting “Dog on a Leash” to raise funds for the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA-SPCA). On Wednesday (9.24), the Dat Dog downtown location (601 Frenchmen Street) will be the site of a Yappy Hour and an Eat n’ Greet with rockers Adelita’s Way.

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Film Review: Tusk

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As I sat stupefied through Tusk, I realized the only good coming from this experience would be my continued ability to vilify Kevin Smith and scorn his supporters. I find Smith alright on personal level. His frequent podcast appearances often amuse me. I love his famous story about how he and Barbara Streisand's former lover/hair stylist turned studio executive almost made a dreadful, black-suited Superman movie. I don't think he's a bad guy, just a horrible filmmaker.

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Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 9.22-9.26

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By Patrick J. Pearson

It's looking like an Indian Summer. October is approaching, but the weather is still warm. A respite will be granted on Monday as a cold front will push through this afternoon bringing a slight chance of showers along with it. The week's high temps should range from the upper 80's to 90F with cooler morning temps of 68-70F through Wednesday. Rain chances increase to 40 percent on Friday afternoon. The tropics are looking mellow for now.

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Dominos Deliver Man Slain in Mid City

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New Orleanians know that bartenders getting off of their shifts with a pocket full of cash are common targets for crime. However, it is often forgotten that delivery people, often meeting the same criteria, rank among the highest job related assault and homicide rates of any profession. A Dominos delivery man was murdered last night (9.21) in Mid City providing a stark reminder of the dangers.

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Owen Courreges: Fix my streets — without new taxes

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Cedric Grant and Mayor Landrieu want everyone to know that they plan to repair New Orleans’ chronically ill-maintained street infrastructure. They also want you to know that they have no creative plans for funding it. Grant is New Orleans’ new grand poobah of public infrastructure. He is simultaneously the executive director of the Sewerage and [...]

Today in NOLA: 9.22.14

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Raise a bow and take a bow: the New Orleans Civic Symphony presents a fall concert featuring a trio of Romantic composers. Indie dream-rock band Real Estate plays at One Eyed Jacks. Happy birthday to New Orleans-born rapper Mystikal—he’ll be 44 today. Read on for more music picks tonight, including some you can play yourself:

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Saints Pick Up First Win in Dome Opener Against Vikings: 20-9

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The Saints opened the Superdome for the season in dire need of a win to make it 1 and 3. They did not deliver a show-stopper but achieved what was necessary, beating the Minnesota Vikings 20-9. There were few fireworks involved for either team despite Brees continuing several streaks and an injury finally giving Minnesota’s much ballyhooed rookie Teddy Bridgewater the helm.

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Drinking Culture

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Gentle Reader, this week I introduce to you Drinking Culture, a regular look into libation life in NOLA. Mind you, I am no critic. Even in the basest hole-in-the-wall I find a modicum of appeal. In the weeks to follow I won’t offer bar reviews, rather the column will providevignettes of characters, venues, vices.

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