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  • Simplicity in the shell

    Simplicity in the shell
    Brush aside the beads and booze, the crowds and the krewes, and what is Mardi Gras in New Orleans all about? The food, baby, the food. And it's the Crescent City's festive array of oyster dishes that can give a real kick to your Fat Tuesday party come...
  • Genealogy class sprouts tale of Great Migration

    Genealogy class sprouts tale of Great Migration
    When Isabel Wilkerson thought of writing about the Great Migration, the movement of the 6 million black Americans who left the Jim Crow South for the North and West between World War I and the 1970s, one of the first places she headed was Chicago's...
  • Green beer: Not just for St. Patty's Day

    Green beer: Not just for St. Patty's Day
    Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption. I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
  • A sound, super-green choice

    A sound, super-green choice
    Oysters are like wine, tea and cigars — they taste of where they came from. Only five oyster species are cultivated commercially in North America, but they are identified and sold under hundreds of names, mostly geographic, to denote that special...
  • Uncorked: The bitter revolution

    Uncorked: The bitter revolution
    Even the most casual of drinkers likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters stashed somewhere in the kitchen. But celery bitters? Blackstrap? Mexican mole? Memphis barbecue? They're all out there, as are bitters meant to conjure specific drinks (Tiki),...
  • National Guard Begins Water-Drop on Marsh Fire

    National Guard Begins Water-Drop on Marsh Fire
    The Louisiana State National Guard began assisting the city of New Orleans with aerial firefighting in the marshes of the Bayou Sauvage area. By sunset Tuesday, Guard helicopters dropped more than 116,000 gallons of water over small fires just north of...
  • "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson

    "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson
    "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" By Isabel Wilkerson Random House, $30.00, 620 pages   Warmth In the spring of 1941photographer Russell Lee spent several days documenting African-American life on Chicago’s...
  • Book review: 'Take One Candle Light a Room'

    Book review: 'Take One Candle Light a Room'
    She's gotta do it: write in the language of the people she knows, filling the pitcher to overflowing. It started with "Aquaboogie," linked stories set in her hometown of Riverside, peopled with her people, perched on the sides of dry river beds, always...
  • A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees

    A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees
    In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...
  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • 'True Blood' recap: Kill Bill, Volume 1

     
    Sookie's amusing sex dream in which she considers a romantic life involving both Bill and Eric might have been the most salacious component of Sunday's installment of "True Blood," but the episode, "Let's Get Out of Here" -- named for the Taylor Swift...