Monday, December 17, 2012

Gambit TV: Stephanie Grace on Informed Sources

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM


Gambit contributor Stephanie Grace appeared on WYES-TV's Informed Sources Friday night, discussing Gov. Bobby Jindal's new proposal to make women's birth control medication an over-the-counter product, along with panelists Errol Laborde and Jeff Duncan and moderator Larry Lorenz. The show isn't embeddable, but you can watch it here.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

@The_GambitLIVE: Our new Twitter feed for meetings and debates

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

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For a while now, our Twitter followers have been split — some like our livetweeting of things like public meetings and candidate debates, while others really, really don't.

So we're splitting our editorial Twitter feed* in half.

@The_Gambit will continue to bring breaking news, links to stories and general workday goofing around, but when we're covering City Council or a public meeting, you'll find that stream at @The_GambitLIVE.

@The_GambitLIVE will be quiet most of the time, but when a meeting is going on, you'll find all the wonky action there:

Hot budget excitement on @The_GambitLIVE!
  • Hot budget excitement on @The_GambitLIVE!

So, if you're inclined, subscribe to both. And for those of you who really didn't want play-by-play of things like budget hearings: you're welcome.

* You can also subscribe to our giveaway and schwag Twitter feed, @GambitGoods, which is run by our marketing department. Its contests are easier to win than the Powerball, and we give away everything from movie tickets to $1,000 bar tabs.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

WWL-TV: CUE's Fall Fashion Issue

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM

When CUE editor Missy Wilkinson makes her monthly appearance on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to promote the magazine's newest issue, she usually talks it up with meteorologist/fashionista Laura Buchtel. Laura was gone today, so Missy discussed the big Fall Fashion Issue with the station's other fashionista, Mike Hoss (who was a good sport). Bonus: No A/C in the WWL-TV studios!

(CUE is on the newsstands now, and will be online tomorrow.)

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gus Kattengell joins Gambit as sports correspondent

Posted By on Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Gus Kattengell
  • Gus Kattengell

As Saints season gets underway, we're pleased to announce Gus Kattengell is joining Gambit's roster of contributing writers.

He'll be providing reports from training camp, pre- and post-game wraps of New Orleans Saints games and breaking Saints news on Blog of New Orleans — as well as a weekly column in Gambit. Gus joins our other sports correspondents — writer Alejandro de los Rios and photographer Jonathan Bachman.

G-Katt's been a familiar face (and voice) on local TV and radio for more than a decade. He's currently the co-host of "The Sports Hangover," the weekday sports show on WIST-AM, and the co-host of pre- and postgame radio broadcasts of Tulane University football. Before that, he was the sideline reporter for the Saints Radio Network and contributed to sports coverage on WWL-AM.

Gus is a graduate of Brother Martin High School and majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi. He's won two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for Sports Feature and several Louisiana Associated Press awards for Best Sportscast and Sports Story in the state. (Plus he just got married.)

He's also very active on social media (and not just on sports topics). Friend him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter — and look for his column in Gambit every week during Saints season.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gambit receives six first-place awards at Press Club of New Orleans banquet

Posted By on Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:04 AM

When investigative reporters attack: WDSUs Travers Mackel expresses polite disagreement with WVUEs Lee Zurik at the 54th annual Press Club of New Orleans awards dinner.
  • When investigative reporters attack: WDSU's Travers Mackel expresses polite disagreement with WVUE's Lee Zurik at the 54th annual Press Club of New Orleans awards dinner.
Gambit was honored with six first-place awards last night at the 54th annual Press Club of New Orleans journalism awards dinner, which was held at Harrah's New Orleans. Among the winners:

LAYOUT/DESIGN: Britt Benoit, "Ode to Joy"

ENTERTAINMENT - PRINT: Will Coviello, "Zeitgeist at 25"

EDITORIAL - PRINT: Kevin Allman, Clancy DuBos

CRITICAL REVIEW: Ian McNulty, "J'anita's at the Rendon Inn"

COLUMN: Clancy DuBos


Lauren LaBorde won second place for Feature Affiliated Blog for "Y@ Speak," and Ian McNulty won third place in Feature - Print for "The 21st Century Sno-Ball."

Allman and DuBos also shared the Ashton Phelps Sr. Award for Editorial Writing.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to retired Times-Picayune reporter Lynne Jensen and WDSU-TV anchor Norman Robinson.

A full list of the winners and runners-up can be found at the Press Club's website.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Come join us at Gambit happy hour

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 2:23 PM

We're having a (pre-)summer happy hour mixer for our friends and readers this Thursday at the Bayou Beer Garden (326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy.) in Mid-City. It starts at 6 p.m., and there will be drink specials and door prizes as well as a free performance by Walter "Wolfman" Washington at 8 p.m.

It's a promotion for our free dating service, "How About We ... ", so singles are particularly encouraged to come by and meet some new people — but it's open to anyone. Come on by, and RSVP on the event's Facebook page if you're so inclined.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Introducing the new Gambit mobile site

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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Today we're officially launching Gambit Mobile, a new and better way to get Gambit listings and news on your smartphone.

Rather than attempting to replicate the experience of reading a newspaper, but doing it on a tiny screen, we've completely rethought what our readers want out of mobile technology. If you like using Yelp! or IMDB on your phone, or if you're out in New Orleans and suddenly need a movie listing, a bar recommendation, the phone number for a restaurant, or just something to do right that minute, we think you'll like Gambit Mobile.

Here are some of the highlights:

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Big Easy Theater Award winners announced

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Entertainer of the Year Dane Rhodes starred in The Weir.
  • Entertainer of the Year Dane Rhodes starred in The Weir.
The Big Easy Theater Awards were held tonight at a black-tie ceremony at Harrah's New Orleans. Winners were announced in 26 categories, and three special honors were given out for Lifetime Achievement Award, Entertainer of the Year and Business Recognition Award. Actor Jamie Wax hosted the gala, which featured performances by many of the nominated performers and shows. Barbara Motley, founder of the St. Charles cabaret venue Le Chat Noir, served as the Honorary Theater Chairperson.


Dane Rhodes

Carol Sutton

The National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen

Rivertown Repertory Theatre

The Weir
Rising Shiners

The Norman Conquests
Southern Rep

Under the cut: the remainder of the winners ...

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Farewell, Matt Davis

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Davis, dressed as a teabag at this years Ste. Anne parade.
  • Davis, dressed as a teabag at this year's Ste. Anne parade.
Matt Davis, the reporter who came to New Orleans in 2010 and freelanced for Gambit before taking a permanent position with The Lens, is moving back to England to be closer to family after spending six years as a reporter in the States, first in Portland, Ore. and then in New Orleans.

His memorable pieces for Gambit included chronicling the state of New Orleans Recreation Department facilities, interviewing Spike Lee and profiling the proprietors of a Gulf Coast tattoo shop affected by the BP oil disaster. At The Lens, he's been dogged in his reporting on Orleans Parish Prison, particularly Sheriff Marlin Gusman ... and somewhere in there, he found time to co-write a guidebook to New Orleans.

Not bad for less than two years in town. Good luck back in London, Matt.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gambit's Food Revue 2012

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM


So last year we had this idea to have a food festival with every restaurant, food truck, deli counter, whatever that had been reviewed in Gambit over the previous year — sort of a mashup of everything we liked. We called it the Gambit Food Revue — and the results exceeded our expectations (and yours, apparently — it was a huge hit).

The 2nd annual Gambit Food Revue will be March 7 at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in New Orleans City Park. Like last year, we'll have a ton of food, beer, wine and other drinks, as well as music. We have 25 vendors lined up and we're aiming for 40+ that night.

Also: this year we're partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. Attendees will be asked to bring a canned item (or several), and at the end of the night any leftovers will go home with the Second Harvest people.

Tickets are only $45 for all you care to eat ($65 for early admission), and it's a great chance to try dozens of restaurants for what adds up to the price of a single meal at many New Orleans eating establishments. Last year sold out quickly, so get your tickets now. And if you're undecided, take a look at last year's event:


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