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The Best of the Big Easy: 14 Great Bites in New Orleans

GalleryThe Best of the Big Easy: 14 Great Bites in New Orleans<p>When my college friends and I were brainstorming cities for a meet-up weekend, New Orleans was at the top of everyone's list—for the warm weather and the music, of course, but mostly for the food. Naturally, I made a spreadsheet of where …

Teachers Get A Major Win In New Orleans

<b>The Shock Doctrine</b> -- as it was applied to the city of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina anyway -- has taken a bit of a hit in court.<p><i>The class-action case applies to all School Board employees who were tenured as of Aug. 29, 2005, the date that Katrina blasted up the</i> …

Education

New Orleans City Hall Is Targeting Live Music For Being Too Loud, So These Musicians Showed Them Real Noise

Live music is a staple of New Orleans, on dimly lit street corners, in world-renowned jazz clubs and pretty much anywhere and everywhere in between. But lawmakers on the city council are now seeking to tone down the tradition with a new noise ordinance that critics have claimed would threaten both …

No One Will Be Safe from Devastating Hurricanes According to New RMS Research

Hurricane season is a costly affair anywhere, but Risk Management Solutions predicts that in the future these devastating tropical depressions will …

Weather

New Orleans: An Urban Renaissance

<i>Disclaimer: While I am not a native New Orleanian, I have been lucky to call it home for the past three and a half years.</i><p>Cities, not states or Washington D.C., should be the focus of our national attention. This thesis has been circulated and shared by a number of books released this year, namely …

The racism at the heart of the Reagan presidency

How Ronald Reagan used coded racial appeals to galvanize white voters and gut the middle class<p>The rocket-quick rise of racial politics leveled off briefly in the 1970s, before shooting upward again. In good part because of racial appeals, the Republican Party had transformed the crushing defeat of …