The recent deluge debate is set for its next round in the ring otherwise known as the U.S. Capitol. Following the defeat of a measure to curtail skyrocketing flood rates last week, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu introduced a new act today. Last week, Sen. Toomey (R-PA) blocked a Landrieu amendment on flood rates that was made to a large Water Resources bill from going to vote. Landrieu fired back today with the Strengthen Modernize and Reform the National Flood Insurance Program Act (SMART NFIP).
For their 40th year, The Holy Trinity Cathedral (1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd) is inviting Grecophiles out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, regional libations, and fun for all ages.
New Orleans' NBA team may have ditched the Hornets to get their Bayou State mojo working, but the Pelicans will hope to conjure one piece of the Bees' old magic tonight at the league's annual draft lottery. A year ago, the Hornets memorably beat the odds to land the number 1 pick, sending the Brow to the Crescent City. This year, the Pelicans will have to fight off some Magic to land the top spot.
Jacoby Jones makes his money on the football field, but he's been proving all season that he has a New Orleans kid's moves on Dancing with the Stars. On Monday night's episode, the Ravens wide receiver and NOLA native, along with partner Karina Smirnoff, showcased Crescent City attitude in the finals. Lead out by a group steppers, the duo showed some marching band flare and even got a comparison to a... "Mardi Gras parade on Bourbon Street." Well, the dancing was good. Click through to view:
The hobby of thrifting has seen a powerful resurgence in vintage-aimed consumerism. Scores of young fashion-fanatics are hitting the local thrift stores, flea markets, and vintage boutiques with a sartorial vigor. NoDef's Katherine McGuire explores a growing NOLA trend, the “Pop-up” vintage seller.
by John Hagan
Addressing varied topics such as global climate change, growing income disparity, gun control, and his favorite foods (this is New Orleans after all), Tenzin Gyatso, the XIV Dalai Lama brought his message of compassion and peace to New Orleans, a city in desperate need of both.
A Gentilly church was consumed by more than just the holy spirit on Sunday. A man set fire to the building while a service was on progress on May 19, at 10:27am. Cameras caught the arsonist, 36-year-old Sanders Floyd, pouring a combustible liquid on to the bottom of the front doors of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses church (4411 Congress Street) and then setting the fire.