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Events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Krewe of OAK Mid-Summer Mardi GrasSat. Aug. 19 | The Krewe of O.A.K. turns "Dirty One," or 31, and celebrates with its annual costume parade from the Maple Leaf Bar to Palmer Park and back to Oak Street.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Doyle Gertjejansen's floating world in Faith and Reason II
The artist's work is at Callan Contemporary through Sept. 20 In 1904, the great French cinema pioneer Georges Melies released his silent film classic, The Impossible Voyage, about a farcically misguided scientific expedition to the sun. Although an amazing innovator himself, Melies portrayed science as a disorienting force that always took people back to the same old human foibles in a new form.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Mark Normand returns to New Orleans
The comedian and New Orleans native performs at One Eyed Jacks Aug. 15 Years before Conan and The Tonight Show, Madison Square Garden and an hourlong special on Comedy Central, Mark Normand performed at a handful of open mics in New Orleans with a small cadre of stand-up comics, driving to Baton Rouge and Lafayette for a few minutes of stage time.   "We'd drink, it was a community, a group of us who'd push each other and got all excited about new jokes, and it was scary and fun and new," Normand says from his home in New York.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Bow Wow Luau, Louisiana Saturday Night, Monsters of Rustic Cuisine August 19Bow Wow Luau7 p.m.-11 p.m. SaturdayArbor Room at Popp Fountain, New Orleans City Park, 30 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 488-2896www.neworleanscitypark.comThe fundraiser for NOLA City Bark features a luau theme and Hawaiian food and cocktails, as well as wine and beer.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and the classic hip-hop takeover on New Orleans airwaves
The rap outfit is at Tipitina's Aug. 17 It seems impossible, in this fiercely loyal broadcasting locality, that arguably the greatest gift bestowed by the radio gods in 2017 has been an automated satellite simulcast from faceless corporation iHeartMedia. Yet any devotee of classic hip-hop, R&B and New Orleans bounce will attest: K242CE, better known to FM listeners as Throwback 96.3, is exactly what our airwaves were missing.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)
Roots on the Rails, Delish Da Goddess, Kap G, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ameripolitan Fest Roots on the RailsWed. Aug. 16 | The railroad tour pivots at New Orleans, from Los Angeles to Chicago-bound, unloading a country, folk and punk music lineup for a show at Chickie Wah Wah.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: My Journey Through French Cinema
Bertrand Tavernier's impassioned ode to film screens at Chalmette Movies Today's Hollywood appears to dominate world cinema by exporting American film (and culture) to every corner of the globe, but it's not surprising to learn that the true history of world cinema is rich, varied and complex, and that France has long played a central, influential role in the development of film as artistic expression. All of that is taken for granted in My Journey Through French Cinema, French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier's sprawling yet deeply personal examination of French cinema from the 1930s to the 1970s.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Cedric Richmond on Steve Bannon's departure from the White House

Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, who heads the Congressional Black Caucus, issued this statement today on the departure of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (who was, according to President Donald Trump's administration, not fired):
"Firing Steve Bannon is not enough because the issue of him working in the White House has never only been about him.…

18 August 2017 | 4:16 pm

Terminator 2: Judgement Day returns to theaters in 3-D

Iconic 1991 sci-fi epic Terminator 2: Judgement Day has been converted to 3-D by its director, James Cameron, and will open locally at the Elmwood Palace theater next Friday, Aug. 25. As part of the 3-D process, the film was given a full 4K restoration, which will also make a big difference for future non-3-D home viewings.…

18 August 2017 | 4:06 pm

Review: Logan Lucky

It seemed a huge loss when writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking at age 50 in 2013. Soderbergh played a major role in establishing a new era of American independent film through his groundbreaking 1989 debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape.…

18 August 2017 | 2:54 pm

Ogden hosts eclipse-viewing party Aug. 21

Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host an eclipse-viewing party Aug. 21. (No matter what it seems like, it's just a celestial phenomenon, not a sign of the end times.)

On Monday, patrons can view the eclipse from the museum's rooftop terrace from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…

18 August 2017 | 2:28 pm

Mayor Sisyphus and his legacy

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legacy always was destined to be a mixture of successes and failures. Such is the fate of all mayors, though history seemed likely to paint Landrieu in mostly positive hues — until recently.…

18 August 2017 | 1:11 pm

New Orleans City Council approves $34 million drainage budget after August flooding

The New Orleans City Council has approved nearly $34 million to cover drainage repair and flood response in the wake of August flooding and systemic failures throughout the Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) and Department of Public Works (DPW). That $34 million includes $22 million for repairs through DPW and $11.9 from the general fund to target drainage and bulk up future flood prevention.

But members of the Council dodged a vote to approve two new appointments to the S&WB without assurance from City Hall that they're qualified, particularly after the last several days of dysfunction.

More than $14 million from bond funding already is budgeted for catch basin and drainage repair.…

17 August 2017 | 5:55 pm

Editorial: After Charlottesville

Watching the images and hearing the words out of Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend was depressing, sickening, infuriating — and necessary. Necessary because the country got a good look at the people who call themselves the “alt-right,” which is their sanitized term for neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Klansmen and other haters who feel emboldened in America today.…

17 August 2017 | 5:09 pm

Rene Brunet Jr., theater owner and passionate film enthusiast, dies at 95

Rene Brunet Jr., who spent his life running New Orleans movie houses, was a familiar face at the Prytania Theatre, which he bought in 1996. Brunet died Thursday.…

17 August 2017 | 4:51 pm

New Louisiana Children's Museum facility breaks ground in City Park this month

This month, the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) officially breaks ground on its new home in City Park, with ambitious plans to offer ground-breaking programming to improve child welfare in New Orleans.

“Our focus on interactive learning and play remains the same,” says Julia Bland, CEO of LCM.…

17 August 2017 | 2:05 pm

There's a heat advisory in New Orleans today

The City of New Orleans issued a press release last night announcing a heat advisory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.…

17 August 2017 | 9:54 am

Review: Caligula

Every era has its tyrants. We’ve got Kim Jong-un.…

17 August 2017 | 9:49 am

Free admission for Louisianans to NOMA, Ogden Museum and CAC Aug. 17

The Helis Foundation is providing free admission for Louisiana residents to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Thursday, Aug. 17. The offer also is good for Ogden After Hours.…

16 August 2017 | 4:58 pm

New Orleans City Council to hold meeting on Sewerage & Water Board updates

Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) staff and city officials will face members of the New Orleans City Council a second time after daily revelations about the city's drainage infrastructure have shown deep dysfunction and frustration within the agency and at City Hall.

The meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in City Council chambers at City Hall.

The council also will hear from representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other officials as it vets the city's response to the S&WB's "crisis" and consider legislation dealing with current issues and flood response.

16 August 2017 | 3:12 pm

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation to headline Fried Chicken Festival

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation will perform at the National Fried Chicken Festival on Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park, organizers announced Wednesday.

16 August 2017 | 3:02 pm

Brewsday Tuesday: Local IPAs gain recognition


India Pale Ale, or IPA, is the king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously  evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

15 August 2017 | 5:04 pm

City Hall issues call for reports on S&WB failures; repair costs hit $35 million

As New Orleans officials continue daily updates revealing deep dysfunction at the beleaguered Sewerage & Water Board, the city has put out a call for firms to diagnose the issues leading up to and after Aug. 5 flooding. According to FEMA, more than 800 insurance claims have been filed through its National Flood Insurance Program.

The city is requesting proposals from firms to "deliver a report that details in narrative, diagrams and data the causes of the flood events" and failure of its drainage pump-powering turbines, according to an announcement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office.

The statement says "the analysis will provide clear and accurate information to the public from an independent source regarding the system’s capacity and vulnerabilities that can be communicated to the public."

Proposals are due Aug. 21.

15 August 2017 | 4:45 pm

Steve Beatty, longtime publisher of The Lens, departs under unclear circumstances
Steve Beatty, longtime publisher and CEO of The Lens, "has left the nonprofit, investigative newsroom in New Orleans to pursue other interests," The Lens announced today — a characterization Beatty disputes. The Lens' website already lists Beatty in its alumni section.

Reached by phone, Beatty said, "I hope to have something to say in the next couple of days." He asked Gambit how the news had gotten out, and was unaware The Lens had announced his departure publicly.…

15 August 2017 | 2:26 pm

5 dining and drinking events this week

Staying in is overrated. Here are five picks for dining and drinking events in the city this week.…

15 August 2017 | 1:49 pm

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s Best New Restaurant, says Bon Appetit

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s best new restaurant, according to Bon Appetit.

Mason Hereford’s Irish Channel sandwich shop has been killing it since opening last year, garnering accolades from critics near and far (including this one), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the restaurant snagged the food magazine’s top spot.

15 August 2017 | 10:25 am

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street

One of the most anticipated openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA is now open on Magazine Street.

The modern Indian restaurant (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626) opened quietly last week and held its grand opening on Aug. 10.

15 August 2017 | 8:36 am

Help for parents: a guide to parenting resources in New Orleans
Parenting isn't always intuitive, and many parents need help maneuvering childhood and its many changes and challenges. Here are some organizations that can help, with parenting classes, baby sign language, counseling, education resources, nutrition information, socialization skills and lots more.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

School daze: how parents can help kids struggling with school transitions
How to help kids cope with change Students moving from one academic milestone to the next may experience a wide range of emotions, from excitement to fear. Some students cope well with changes, but others need guidance.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Back to school tech for all ages

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Smart eats: making healthy food choices for kids on the go
Ideal and realistic options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Shannon Robertson, registered dietitian at Curahealth Hospital New Orleans, says many families struggle to find time for even one home-cooked meal a week. No matter the provenance of your repast, a well-rounded meal should include protein, fruits and veggies.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Cedric Richmond on Steve Bannon's departure from the White House

Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, who heads the Congressional Black Caucus, issued this statement today on the departure of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (who was, according to President Donald Trump's administration, not fired):
"Firing Steve Bannon is not enough because the issue of him working in the White House has never only been about him.…

18 August 2017 | 4:16 pm

Terminator 2: Judgement Day returns to theaters in 3-D

Iconic 1991 sci-fi epic Terminator 2: Judgement Day has been converted to 3-D by its director, James Cameron, and will open locally at the Elmwood Palace theater next Friday, Aug. 25. As part of the 3-D process, the film was given a full 4K restoration, which will also make a big difference for future non-3-D home viewings.…

18 August 2017 | 4:06 pm

Review: Logan Lucky

It seemed a huge loss when writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking at age 50 in 2013. Soderbergh played a major role in establishing a new era of American independent film through his groundbreaking 1989 debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape.…

18 August 2017 | 2:54 pm

Ogden hosts eclipse-viewing party Aug. 21

Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host an eclipse-viewing party Aug. 21. (No matter what it seems like, it's just a celestial phenomenon, not a sign of the end times.)

On Monday, patrons can view the eclipse from the museum's rooftop terrace from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…

18 August 2017 | 2:28 pm

Mayor Sisyphus and his legacy

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legacy always was destined to be a mixture of successes and failures. Such is the fate of all mayors, though history seemed likely to paint Landrieu in mostly positive hues — until recently.…

18 August 2017 | 1:11 pm

New Orleans City Council approves $34 million drainage budget after August flooding

The New Orleans City Council has approved nearly $34 million to cover drainage repair and flood response in the wake of August flooding and systemic failures throughout the Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) and Department of Public Works (DPW). That $34 million includes $22 million for repairs through DPW and $11.9 from the general fund to target drainage and bulk up future flood prevention.

But members of the Council dodged a vote to approve two new appointments to the S&WB without assurance from City Hall that they're qualified, particularly after the last several days of dysfunction.

More than $14 million from bond funding already is budgeted for catch basin and drainage repair.…

17 August 2017 | 5:55 pm

Editorial: After Charlottesville

Watching the images and hearing the words out of Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend was depressing, sickening, infuriating — and necessary. Necessary because the country got a good look at the people who call themselves the “alt-right,” which is their sanitized term for neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Klansmen and other haters who feel emboldened in America today.…

17 August 2017 | 5:09 pm

Rene Brunet Jr., theater owner and passionate film enthusiast, dies at 95

Rene Brunet Jr., who spent his life running New Orleans movie houses, was a familiar face at the Prytania Theatre, which he bought in 1996. Brunet died Thursday.…

17 August 2017 | 4:51 pm

New Louisiana Children's Museum facility breaks ground in City Park this month

This month, the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) officially breaks ground on its new home in City Park, with ambitious plans to offer ground-breaking programming to improve child welfare in New Orleans.

“Our focus on interactive learning and play remains the same,” says Julia Bland, CEO of LCM.…

17 August 2017 | 2:05 pm

There's a heat advisory in New Orleans today

The City of New Orleans issued a press release last night announcing a heat advisory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.…

17 August 2017 | 9:54 am

Review: Caligula

Every era has its tyrants. We’ve got Kim Jong-un.…

17 August 2017 | 9:49 am

Free admission for Louisianans to NOMA, Ogden Museum and CAC Aug. 17

The Helis Foundation is providing free admission for Louisiana residents to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Thursday, Aug. 17. The offer also is good for Ogden After Hours.…

16 August 2017 | 4:58 pm

New Orleans City Council to hold meeting on Sewerage & Water Board updates

Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) staff and city officials will face members of the New Orleans City Council a second time after daily revelations about the city's drainage infrastructure have shown deep dysfunction and frustration within the agency and at City Hall.

The meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in City Council chambers at City Hall.

The council also will hear from representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other officials as it vets the city's response to the S&WB's "crisis" and consider legislation dealing with current issues and flood response.

16 August 2017 | 3:12 pm

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation to headline Fried Chicken Festival

Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam’s Funky Nation will perform at the National Fried Chicken Festival on Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park, organizers announced Wednesday.

16 August 2017 | 3:02 pm

Brewsday Tuesday: Local IPAs gain recognition


India Pale Ale, or IPA, is the king of the craft beer movement, but it is a continuously  evolving style. The once-popular West Coast-style IPA, known for its bitter and resinous hop character, has been replaced by the New England style: an unfiltered, juicy brew with more floral and citrus character.…

15 August 2017 | 5:04 pm

City Hall issues call for reports on S&WB failures; repair costs hit $35 million

As New Orleans officials continue daily updates revealing deep dysfunction at the beleaguered Sewerage & Water Board, the city has put out a call for firms to diagnose the issues leading up to and after Aug. 5 flooding. According to FEMA, more than 800 insurance claims have been filed through its National Flood Insurance Program.

The city is requesting proposals from firms to "deliver a report that details in narrative, diagrams and data the causes of the flood events" and failure of its drainage pump-powering turbines, according to an announcement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office.

The statement says "the analysis will provide clear and accurate information to the public from an independent source regarding the system’s capacity and vulnerabilities that can be communicated to the public."

Proposals are due Aug. 21.

15 August 2017 | 4:45 pm

Steve Beatty, longtime publisher of The Lens, departs under unclear circumstances
Steve Beatty, longtime publisher and CEO of The Lens, "has left the nonprofit, investigative newsroom in New Orleans to pursue other interests," The Lens announced today — a characterization Beatty disputes. The Lens' website already lists Beatty in its alumni section.

Reached by phone, Beatty said, "I hope to have something to say in the next couple of days." He asked Gambit how the news had gotten out, and was unaware The Lens had announced his departure publicly.…

15 August 2017 | 2:26 pm

5 dining and drinking events this week

Staying in is overrated. Here are five picks for dining and drinking events in the city this week.…

15 August 2017 | 1:49 pm

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s Best New Restaurant, says Bon Appetit

Turkey and the Wolf is America’s best new restaurant, according to Bon Appetit.

Mason Hereford’s Irish Channel sandwich shop has been killing it since opening last year, garnering accolades from critics near and far (including this one), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the restaurant snagged the food magazine’s top spot.

15 August 2017 | 10:25 am

Saffron NOLA opens on Magazine Street

One of the most anticipated openings of the summer is here: Saffron NOLA is now open on Magazine Street.

The modern Indian restaurant (4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626) opened quietly last week and held its grand opening on Aug. 10.

15 August 2017 | 8:36 am

Help for parents: a guide to parenting resources in New Orleans
Parenting isn't always intuitive, and many parents need help maneuvering childhood and its many changes and challenges. Here are some organizations that can help, with parenting classes, baby sign language, counseling, education resources, nutrition information, socialization skills and lots more.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

School daze: how parents can help kids struggling with school transitions
How to help kids cope with change Students moving from one academic milestone to the next may experience a wide range of emotions, from excitement to fear. Some students cope well with changes, but others need guidance.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Back to school tech for all ages

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Smart eats: making healthy food choices for kids on the go
Ideal and realistic options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Shannon Robertson, registered dietitian at Curahealth Hospital New Orleans, says many families struggle to find time for even one home-cooked meal a week. No matter the provenance of your repast, a well-rounded meal should include protein, fruits and veggies.…

15 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Review: Spotted Cat Food & Spirits on St. Claude Avenue
A lively St. Claude spot for Southern-inspired fare At Spotted Cat Food & Spirits, the restaurant's name, signature pale green decor and colorful logo match its Frenchmen Street predecessor, but that's where the similarities end. The restaurant on St. Claude Avenue is from the owners of the Marigny music spot, but it is foremost a restaurant, albeit with regular live music.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Poke Loa expands to Warehouse District in fall
Raw fish trend continues with third location of local eatery Raw fish hub Poke Loa (www.eatpokeloa.com) will expand to a third location at 939 Girod St. in the Warehouse District in coming months.   The city's first restaurant to specialize in the trendy Hawaiian raw fish dish opened its flagship location (3341 Magazine St., 504-309-9993) in February.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Antonio Molesini, wine salesman
Italian wine enthusiast hosts a tasting at Swirl Wine Aug. 29 Italian wine enthusiast and salesman for Republic National Distributing Company Antonio Molesini will host a tasting of the wines of Montalcino at Swirl Wine Bar & Market (3143 Ponce de Leon St., 504-304-0635; www.swirlnola.com) at 6 p.m. Aug. 29.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Rimon opens at Tulane Hillel
Chef Daniel Esses opens kosher restaurant Rimon, a new kosher restaurant from chef Daniel Esses, is open for lunch with a limited menu at Tulane University's Hillel House (912 Broadway St., 504-232-0758; www.rimontulanehillel.com). Rimon will expand to a full menu when it adds dinner hours on Aug. 21.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine: 2016 Lagar de Indra Albarino
Rias Baixas, Spain Retail $16-$19 Spain devotes more acres to viticulture than any other country and continues to develop diverse varietals and styles of wine.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: Brewsiana beer fest and summer beer
Beer event includes more than 20 Louisiana breweries House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans) hosts Brewsiana: Craft Beer & Music Festival at 7 p.m. Aug. 19.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Il Posto to close, change ownership
Italian cafe closes Aug. 14 Uptown Italian cafe Il Posto (4607 Dryades St., 504-895-2620; www.ilpostocafenola.com) announced it would close at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and reopen in September under new ownership.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Tito’s Ceviche and Pisco Bar opens in Uptown
Peruvian restaurant opens this week on Magazine Street A new Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar, Tito's Ceviche & Pisco (5015 Magazine St., 504-267-7612; www.titoscevichepisco.com), scheduled to open Aug. 14, will specialize in traditional Peruvian dishes.   Owners Juan Lock and his wife, Tatiana, are behind the eatery.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: avocado
Carmo527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132www.cafecarmo.comAvocado tiradito is topped with aji amarillo peppers, yuzu sauce and puffed corn kernels. The Franklin2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640www.thefranklinnola.comA sashimi tostada is topped with tuna, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lime, chipotle pepper and Mexican crema.…

14 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, September 2017
Balancing new and old in a restored firehouse home; classic accessories for kids, adults and at home; and more

7 August 2017 | 3:00 pm

Pairing up classic looks for him and her
Must-haves for the closet and at home

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

London calling: West London Boutique opens
Mariah Walton opens a Magazine Street shop Mariah Walton has racked up more than 21 years in the fashion and retail industries as a Jill-of-all-trades, working as a sales associate, store manager, writer for a business etiquette column and motivational speaker, among other jobs. Her latest career iteration is owner of Magazine Street's West London Boutique (3956 Magazine St., 504-558-4649; www.westlondonboutique.com).…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

A converted New Orleans firehouse gets a fresh start
A French Quarter home mixes periods and styles in a renovated firehouse When Linda Huffman sought a major life change after raising her children in Miami, moving to New Orleans came to mind.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

The buzz on urban beekeeping
Resources for beginners, plus hive-inspired accessories When Caryn Hassell attended a farm event up north nearly 12 years ago, she fed a delicate honeybee a drop of amber-hued honey. It was a moment the Michigan native described as "magical."…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Charlie Boy Boutique offers vintage clothing and local art
Zaneta Flowers opens a Central City shop Perhaps Macklemore said it best in his 2012 song "Thrift Shop": "I'm gonna pop some tags / I only got $20 in my pocket / I'm hunting, looking for a come-up" ... you know how it ends.  Zaneta Flowers, owner of Charlie Boy Boutique (2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-271-9223; www.charlieboynola.com), says Macklemore's song heralded the rise of thrifting as a pastime, especially for men.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Work hard, play hard, get injured?
Physical therapist Morell Crane offers tips to prevent common sports injuries It may be inevitable: After being at work all day, you play too hard (and maybe consume too many adult beverages) and find yourself debating a trip to urgent care after your ankle begins to swell. After-work athletes are susceptible to injury, especially if they're new to a sport or reintroducing certain types of activity into their lives.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Chest Hair Friday gets groomed
The men's brand launches a zine and podcast What started as a joke about the corporate world concept of "Casual Friday" gave rise to the new indie men's zine and brand Chest Hair Friday (www.chesthairfriday.com). In 2007, founder Brent Rosen was an alternative fuels lobbyist for a car manufacturer.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Wear + where: Virginia Quinlan
Going back to school How do you stay true to yourself in the sea of college students? I think a lot of that is about who you surround yourself with. If you're surrounding yourself with people who are going to support who you are and your values and personality, then you'll be OK. Especially through my sorority, I've found people that help me be more like me. ...…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am

Weekend warriors: adult sports leagues in New Orleans
Where to get fit and make new friends If you're searching for a way to meet folks and stay active, consider a local recreational sports league. After-work and weekend sports leagues have been a community staple for years.…

6 August 2017 | 3:00 am