Things continue to look bleak for newspapers -- the Times-Picayune in New Orleans announcing recently that it's cutting down to three days a week seems like an ominous harbinger of things to come.
In general, it's been taken as granted, however, that very small newspapers -- and in particular, the ... More >>
pathlost/flickrTaking a break from wining to critique.Rumors that the Times-Picayune critic, Brett Anderson, has been selected to replace Sam Sifton have not yet been refuted. In the meantime, the position has already been filled -- temporarily, at least. Wine writer Eric Asimov is taking ove ... More >>
So long, SiftyAfter two years as the Times food critic, Sam Sifton bid a heartfelt farewell to readers before riding off into the sunset (read: taking over the national desk). In his final review, he pronounced Per Se the best restaurant in the city. Yet, in his recap of two years on the job, ... More >>
Though the Louisiana oil spill has all but faded from the public consciousness, fishermen in the region have reportedly discovered "miles-long strings of weathered oil," despite the U.S. Coast Guard claims that little more could be done in terms of clean-up. The local Times-Picayune has a jar ... More >>
Pretend you're Reshma Saujani, 34, dazzling, born to an Indian family expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin, a Harvard and Yale Law School grad who returned to Africa to help build Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid government.
It's late 2009 and everything you've done in your professional life since its i ... More >>
Famed New Orleans chef and cook book author Susan Spicer has filed a class action lawsuit against British Petroleum, Halliburton, and Transocean, Ltd. Entered in New Orleans Federal Court, the suit asks for both compensatory and punitive damages - as yet unspecified -- for the harm that has r ... More >>
What's already washed ashore and onto our TV screens from Louisiania is its oily-slick senator, David Vitter, who appeared on Fox twice this weekend.
Vitter reassured FoxAmerica that "drill, baby, drill" was still fine with him, though he's better known, if you search your memory ... More >>
So David Simon's post-Katrina New Orleans drama Treme premiered last night on HBO -- our comprehensive, local's-eye-view feature is here -- and though it might not be perfect (agree with this, for starters), it must be said that this is a music lover's dream: Wendell "Bunk" Pierce playing trombone ... More >>
It probably didn't help. "At least twice in the week before his fatal heart attack, Chilton experienced shortness of breath and chills while cutting grass. But he did not seek medical attention," reports the Times-Picayune, in an otherwise lovely and elegiac piece on the musician's life in Ne ... More >>