Jan. 3, 2011 04:55 PM
Painter Elemore Morgan Jr. touched more lives in more ways than any other artist in Acadiana. Painter Elemore Morgan Jr. touched more lives in more ways than any other artist in Acadiana. His works captured the prairie landscape, but it was his gentle ...
Dec. 30, 2010 04:27 PM
Seems the party hearty staff of the Times-Picayune have the same thoughts I do about New Year's Eve. Drink it up right. This holiday, the TP lists a dozen takes on the champagne cocktail. Frankly, it's tough to outdo the classic: cube of sugar, five ...
Dec. 29, 2010 06:00 AM
New Star at the BarSince Trynd is a made-up word, lurching toward trend, but with that yo-yo of a Y dragging it in some other direction, I'm right now going to create a new coinage for it. For me, Trynd now means transformation, which is the long and ...
Dec. 28, 2010 10:43 PM
Keep the cocktails coming for a New Year's Eve to remember (if you can). by Mary TutwilerPopping fireworks and clinking glasses. Lounge lizard music, showers of confetti and big sloppy smooches. That's the ghost of New Year's past. New Year's Eve, present ...
Dec. 28, 2010 06:05 PM
Ok, so all the latest health recommendations say to eat more fish. Low fat, high in omega-3 fatty acids, guaranteed to lower your risk of getting a stroke. Right? Wrong. While here in the deep South we eat more fish than anybody else in the country ...
Dec. 23, 2010 05:53 PM
Remember 35-cent plates of red beans and rice? If you do, you also probably ate those quintessential red beans at Buster Holmes, in New Orleans' French Quarter. The iconic restaurant, on the corner of Burgundy and Orleans, was intrinsically New Orleans ...
Dec. 21, 2010 04:46 PM
Every year come December, our beloved publisher, Steve May, starts agitating during weekly staff meetings. He's looking for the big one, the story he knows will make papers fly off news stands and have The Independent's name on everyone's lips. Is it ...
Dec. 20, 2010 05:03 PM
"Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's," is how John Donne would put it. Come midnight tonight, there will be a celestial event for Druids, insomniacs and lunatics. If you're up celebrating the winter solstice, mooning around or just sleepless ...
Dec. 17, 2010 05:56 PM
Of all the fisheries impacted by the BP oil spill, the ones hardest hit are the state's oyster reefs. Of all the fisheries impacted by the BP oil spill, the ones hardest hit are the state's oyster reefs. Not only was oil drifting ashore a threat, but ...
Dec. 16, 2010 05:43 PM
If you're looking for a last minute Christmas present for your favorite cook, one of the outstanding cookbooks to come out of Louisiana, John Besh's My New Orleans, will be signed by the New Orleans chef on Saturday at Barnes and Noble. What I love ...

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