Saturday, November 21, 2009

Coming up in this week's Gambit: Swear-free edition

Posted By on Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 6:52 PM

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After a sleepy start to the mayor's race (was it really last January when we started writing about it?), things got off to a $*#ing bang this week with a certain TV spot that captured the city's attention. That, and more, is in the new edition of Gambit....

• With health care reform moving past the House and into the Senate -- where Sen. Mary Landrieu is a key vote -- we took to the streets to ask 100 New Orleanians about health care reform, and get some personal stories and opinions about what we need to do as a city and as a nation. Their responses turned into this week's cover story by Katie Van Syckle and photojournalist Jess Pinkham, which we call "Broken"....

• The Fort Hood shootings brought the state of our soldiers' mental health into the spotlight again. Ethan Brown -- author of Shake the Devil Off and a journalist studying PTSD among the troops -- takes a look at what is, and isn't, being done to help....

Jeremy Alford sits down with Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu to assess the #2 man's future plans in "Which Way, Mitch?"....

Clancy DuBos appraises how James Perry introduced himself to voters this week....

• Speaking of: Do the New Orleans mayoral candidates have plans for reinstituting recycling? What about other environmental issues affecting the city? NOLA Recycles 2010, a new group, wants to make sure that green matters are front and center in the race. Alex Woodward reports....

Will Coviello tells you where to find Mardi Gras Indians making music on Thanksgiving....

• ...and it's our semi-regular look at all things drinkable, Swizzle. On the bar: a holiday toddy from Chris Hannah at Arnaud's French 75, some Saints fans get creative cocktail-wise, and guides to entertaining gifts, winter wines and high-octane beers.

'S about it. See you on the newsstand (or at the Po-Boy Preservation Festival) on Sunday, or right back here on Monday afternoon. Cheers, Gambiteers.

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