October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.
An optimistic entrepreneur sees the world through New Orleans-colored glasses. Stirling Barrett, founder of KREWE du optic, grew up in New Orleans and began his career in the art world early. “While I was in high school, I fell in love with art,” Barrett says. “It wasn’t my first introduction to the darkroom, but it […]
Meet the muse behind an iconic New Orleans recipe. You’re probably familiar with Crawfish Monica. Arguably the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s most famous dish, its creamy, spicy flavor has heralded spring in New Orleans for decades.
Terrance Osborne’s star is rising over Jazz Fest again this year. Artist Terrance Osborne painted 50 coconuts in preparation for his ride in this year’s Zulu parade. He knew the Mardi Gras Day parade crowd would be rowdy — but he wasn’t prepared for just how eager some parade-goers would be to get their hands on […]
ABOUT ME Dr. Frederick Kushner knew he wanted to be a cardiologist at age 11, when he learned of the world’s first heart transplant (performed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard). “That sparked the fire in me,” he says.
When young New Orleanian Chloe George was in high school at St. Martin’s Episcopal, her family took a trip to Africa. In Mombasa, Kenya, George and her sister Cassidy were moved by the community’s lack of educational resources. “I did some research and decided I wanted to build an elementary school,” said George.
Born on an Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan, Maria Pabon Lopez grew up in Puerto Rico. She came to the continental U.S. at 18 to study religion at Princeton University, and taught junior high science in New Jersey for one year after graduating.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS ROBERTS-ANTIEAU Visual artist Chris Roberts-Antieau doesn’t shy from the macabre. Her latest piece, “Murder House,” was inspired by the 1959 Clutter murders in Kansas, detailed by Truman Capote in his novel “In Cold Blood.”
Creative Creole Townhouse Renovation “We have to go through the back,” apologized interior designer Jennifer Kelly, unlocking a side-alley door to the Esplanade Avenue townhouse she was about to show me.
On a sunny Tuesday morning, the sunny interior of the Metairie Humana Guidance Center quickly filled with senior citizens chatting and helping themselves to coffee. Jeff Fernandez, president of Humana operations in the Gulf South, explained that they had arrived early for the center’s weekly cooking class, “Healthy Cooking with Chef Nino.”
Gayle Benson on Sports, Health and Community Involvement What’s a typical day like in the life of Gayle Benson, wife of Saints owner and businessman Tom Benson? Perched on a couch in her spacious foyer, Benson laughed.
GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: BYRDIE’S An unassuming St. Claude façade flanked by benches fronts Byrdie’s, a Bywater café, clay studio and gallery. Walk into the front-room display space and you’ll see this month’s art show — anything from ceramic pieces by studio members to works by local or visiting artists.