Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Big E: Emeril Lagasse  ~Brett Martin, Garden & Gun~Before the TV shows, the cookware, “Bam!,” and the rest, Emeril Lagasse was a young chef taking over the venerable Commander’s Palace, the launching pad for a career that would change the food world forever. Now, with his first new New Orleans spot in nearly two decades, he’s back to doing what he really loves

Friday, November 25, 2016

The veins of America: Stunning map shows every river basin in the US ~Daily Mail
Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej , a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country – in particular, those which feed the Mississippi River, in pink    

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Odds & Sods: Here Comes The Flood  ~Peter Adrastos, First Draft
~It’s been an exhausting few weeks in the Gret Stet of Louisiana. Everyone I’ve heard from in the flood zone is okay but thousands of people are not. I’m proud that many of my friends are helping. We take care of our own here in Louisiana but we need all the help we can get. If you haven’t already done so please click on this link to see a few ways you can help. Your reward is a musical interlude from the Boss: read more

How Climate Change Will Redraw Louisiana’s Flood Maps ~Chelsea Leu, Wired

As The Floodwaters Subside, Rebuilding Begins. How To Prepare Before Returning Home ~Jason Saul, WWNO

Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Hey, Tidy, whada'ya in for?" "Me? *Artifyin." Are those painted electrical boxes outlaw art? ~Doug MacCash
An electrical equipment box painted by artist Jessica Normington (Photo courtesy Jessica Normington).
 ~Tidy claims she had an informal hand-shake arrangement with the former Public Works director when she started the project in 2010, and she is a bit bewildered that municipal leaders allowed 104 of the city's electrical boxes to be *artified*, as she puts it, without official okay up to this point.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Happy 3rd of July at City Park!
Happy 3rd of July
Happy 3rd of July
Happy 3rd of July
Happy 3rd of July
Happy 3rd of July

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Maps are not the Problem: In Perpetuating a Myth, Horowitz Misses the Key Point ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net
~Andy Horowitz’s recent New York Times opinion piece on the new flood insurance rate maps for New Orleans contains a number of inaccurate statements, fails to address the fundamental issue, and amounts to nothing more than picking on the “cash-strapped New Orleanians” as they continue the long process of recovering from catastrophic levee failures that occurred over a decade ago. Many of the shortcomings of this piece have been pointed out here and here. In addition to the factual errors that these critiques raise, Prof. Horowitz perpetuates a fundamental misunderstanding of flood risk and how our nation manages it. In no way do the new maps suggest that flood risk has been eliminated, as Prof. Horowitz claims. In perpetuating this inaccurate cliche, the article dances around but does not directly address a fundamental flaw in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Beasts of the Southern Wild casting crew looks to Lafayette for movie talent ~Kris Wartell, The Advertiser

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mosquito control officials say New Orleans actively fending off the Zika virus ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

Arpents, Ligas, and Acres ~Richard Campanella, Know Louisiana
Google Earth image of False River area showing French long lots, American township-and-range, and English metes-and-bounds at upper right. Courtesy of Richard Campanella

Thursday, April 7, 2016

3 Months of Louisiana Festivals!
3 Months of Louisiana Festival Fun
3 Months of Louisiana Festival Fun
3 Months of Louisiana Festival Fun

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

St. Bernard hiring of lawyers to sue oil firms hits snag ~Mark Schleifstein
City Park golf course moving forward after compensation for wetland issued ~NOLA DEFENDER

Parades! Saturday, January 30th
Krewe of Pontchartrain
Uptown 1:00 p.m.
Krewe of Choctaw
Uptown 2:00 p.m.
Krewe of Freret
Uptown 2:30 p.m.
Knights of Sparta
Uptown 6:00 p.m.
Krewe of Pygmalion
Uptown 6:45 p.m.
Chewbacchus

Faubourg Marginy 7:00 p.m.
Mystic Knights of Adonis
Westbank 11:45 p.m.
Krewe of Caesar
Metairie 6:00 p.m.

Knights of Nemesis
St. Bernard 1:00 p.m.
Krewe De Paws
Slidell 10:00 a.m.

Krewe of Push Mow
Abita Springs 11:00 a.m.
Krewe of Olympia
Covington 6:00 p.m.
Mystic Krewe of Titans
Slidell 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Tee Caillou
Chauvin 12:00 p.m.
Krewe of Aquarius
Houma 6:30 p.m.