Andre Herrera

147 Added | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Following | @andreherrera | Keep up with Andre Herrera on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Andre Herrera”

5 tips to save money on home renovations

Home and Decor Singapore<p>(Design: Studio Super Safari)<p>Home renovations are famous for two things: busting the budget, and bringing burning …

Personal Finance

Graveyards, Friday Lunch, and Underground Music: An Insider’s Guide to New Orleans

Perhaps Tennessee Williams said it best: “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.” Arriving in the latter, the sultry, enchanting French-founded Crescent City feels like a mystical mix of tipsy euphoria and subtle seduction. Maybe it’s the sweet, fragrant air of …

What we know about John Bel Edwards' plans for more tax increases | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards is starting to share more information about his plans to call a second special legislative session to raise more taxes.<p>The …

Republicans

John Bel Edwards: 'This was not our best day' | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed deep disappointment in the failure of legislators to find a way to raise the $800 million in revenue needed to …

Health Care

8 Clever Ways to Maximize a Small Space

From dual-functioning furnishings to differentiating color palettes, these small-space design ideas make the most of a tiny apartment<p>When Jonathan Adler’s creative services manager Nicholas Obeid moved from a lofty two-bedroom to a 450-square-foot studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, he …

Best US cities for cycling

Three Ways Dining in Nola Has Changed Since Katrina

New Orleans preeminent alt-weekly <i>Gambit</i> celebrates 35 years of publication this week, and to honor the anniversary food critic Helen Freund asks three local culinary legends what has changed the most in the New Orleans food scene in that span of time, and primarily, since Katrina (besides the …

New Orleans

Stop Pretending Everyone Can Travel

By now, you probably know that I detest travel snobbery with every fibre of my being. However, I wanted to discuss something else that raises my ire: the persistent belief in the travel community that absolutely EVERYONE can travel-- and if they can't, it's because they're not trying hard enough or …

Travel

Metro Expo Line to begin service to Santa Monica on May 20

After a six-decade hiatus, passenger rail service will return to the traffic-choked Westside in May.<p>The $1.5-billion, 6.6-mile extension of the<p>Expo Linewill begin running to Santa Monica on May 20, marking the first time that passenger trains have traveled between downtown Los Angeles and the …

Two downtown L.A. parks and the tricky task of designing them to best serve the city

In the spring of 1985, Jack Smith wrote a column for this newspaper with the following headline: "Can Downtown L.A. Survive Its Own Heady Prosperity?"<p>Smith spent the column puzzling over what do with Pershing Square, arguably the city's single most significant public space — and certainly its most …

‘Shame on Uber’: hundreds of drivers demand more pay at NYC protest

They're mad as hail, and they're not going to take it anymore<p>Drivers wielding megaphones stood atop giant piles of dirty snow in Queens this morning, railing against Uber's recent decision to cut fares by 15 percent. "Shame on Uber," chanted hundreds of New York City-based drivers, in between the …

Transportation

Michael Maltzan's Ribbon of Light Bridge to break ground in Los Angeles

Work starts this week on a huge bridge made up of 10 pairs of arches, designed by architect Michael Maltzan to replace the iconic Art-Deco Sixth …

Super Clever Small Space Solution: The Transforming Living Cube

(Image credit: Design Milk)<p>To fit a lot of things into a little space, sometimes you have to get creative. For a San Francisco loft apartment that's …

Small Spaces

Louisiana Avenue near St. Charles Avenue reduced to single lanes until Mardi Gras

(UptownMessenger.com map via Google)<p>Louisiana Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction for a block on either side of St. Charles …

Back on Baronne: Martin Wine Cellar reopens for business at original location (video and photo gallery)

Cedric Martin welcomes visitors to Martin Wine Cellar on Baronne Street on Friday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)<p>With the holiday bows …

Lusher holds brief December board meeting

The governing board of Lusher Charter School held a brief public meeting Saturday morning, hearing a few updates on the ongoing construction at both …

Tiny tracker Tile can finally help Android users find their missing keys

Tile, the small tracking device that helps you keep track of all kinds of items, has finally made its way to Android.<p>Equipped with a Bluetooth Low Energy chip, Tile connects with nearby smartphones sporting its companion app to help you find the item its attached to. Starting today, Tile’s app is …

Four years on from BP Gulf disaster, Shell drills deeper

The oil major’s president Marvin Odum speaks about deepwater drilling and the industry’s quest for safety<p>It is with some pride that Marvin Odum, the president of Shell Oil and director of its upstream business in the Americas, talks about the rapid pace at which his company is reaching new depths …

Oil & Gas Industry

How To Get The Best Deal On A New Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

While the Internet has certainly made the task of buying a new car or truck easier, the process is still pockmarked with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest shoppers. As we’re smack in the middle of the summer car-buying season, it’s a good time to review our time-tested 10-step program for …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

An inside look at what made Roger Ebert's 'At the Movies' so successful

With the variations of <i>At the Movies</i> over the decades, Roger Ebert and his partner Gene Siskel indelibly transformed the way critics discussed film with the public. In 2011, Current <i>AV Club</i> staff writer Ignatiy Vishnevetsky joined critic Christy Lemire to co-host the show's final iteration. The show …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

Germany busts sausage cartel

It's enough to make you choke on your next Frankfurter!<p>Germany's sausage makers have been ripping off retailers and consumers for years by operating a cartel to raise prices.<p>Antitrust officials said Tuesday they would fine 21 companies 338 million euros ($460 million) after discovering evidence of …

Plan to split California into six states gets enough signatures to appear on 2016 ballot

Venture capitalist Tim Draper's plan to split up California into six separate states has apparently gained enough signatures to earn itself a spot on the November 2016 ballot. A spokesperson for the "Six Californias" initiative told Reuters that the required signature threshold — approximately …

Owen Courreges: How to stop the Airbnb invasion

Owen Courreges<p>Your home is not a hotel, obviously. However, an ever-growing number of New Orleans homeowners want to run a hotel-type business on the …

Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states | Reuters

San Francisco (Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.<p>Timothy Draper, Founder and Managing Director of …

Goooooold! Beats rewards World Cup winners with 24-karat headphones

The German champions may only get one World Cup trophy, but thanks to Beats Electronics, the team members will each get a complimentary pair of 24-karat gold Beats Pro headphones.<p>Having previously become the hit advertiser of the World Cup with its “Game Before the Game” ad (despite being banned …

For Brazil’s sex workers, a World Cup brothel boom turns to bust

In Vila Mimosa, they were expecting a blowout.<p>This neighbourhood, with its whimsical name and filth-encrusted cobbled streets, is the one synonymous with the sale of sex in the city with the unrivaled global reputation for licentiousness.<p>In the days before the World Cup began in mid-June, the staff …

Stephen Colbert ridicules Vessyl’s digital cup

In case you haven’t had enough oddball product madness after that potato salad fiasco on Kickstarter, comedian Stephen Colbert has a hot tip for you: The Vessyl digital cup, which lets you know what you’re drinking and how many calories it contains, all while acting as a normal cup.<p>In typical …