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July 4, 1776: The history

July 4, 1776: The history

July 4, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Errol Laborde * July 4th was on a Thursday in 1776 so it would have been a busy day for fishermen who were preparing to bring their catches to the markets in Catholic New Orleans for the next day's meatless Friday. *Louisiana'… Read More »

ERROL LABORDE'S COMMENTARY: Snowball Men

ERROL LABORDE'S COMMENTARY: Snowball Men

June 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Errol Laborde When George Ortolano would leave for work each day he could rightfully say that he was off to see the wizard. He could even go one step further and say that he was off to make the wizard. Ortolano, who died at 86 in 2002, was… Read More »

Louisiana should officially adopt the Sazerac

Louisiana should officially adopt the Sazerac

June 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by ERROL LABORDE Granted, this is not the most pressing issue facing the legislature, but still alive (though barely) is the proposal to name the Sazerac as the state's official cocktail. Early in the session the idea ran into flak from m… Read More »

Top 5 Vantage Points

Top 5 Vantage Points

June 13, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Errol Laborde Since we're celebrating local quirkiness with our cover story, I hereby designate picturesque vantage points as being a form of quirkiness. Not counting the view from the top of local skyscrapers with their panorama of th… Read More »

Aiden Gill for Men: A Barbershop Classic

Aiden Gill for Men: A Barbershop Classic

May 23, 2008  |  New Orleans

by Shawn Plep Every man should experience a real barber shop at least once in his life. I'm not talking about a hair stylist, and I'm not referring to a salon - or even a "men's salon" (whatever that is). I am talking ab… Read More »