Monday, January 23, 2017

Y@ Speak: sign of the times

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Landrieu calls for expanded surveillance, strict bar rules under citywide crime plan

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM

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A sweeping surveillance plan calls for 200 cameras throughout several New Orleans neighborhoods, while New Orleans bars will have to close their doors (but not close for the night) at 3 a.m. as a network of law enforcement tightens pedestrian traffic. The rules are part of a citywide plan from Mayor Mitch Landrieu with the cooperation of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana State Police (LSP), the FBI and members of the New Orleans City Council.

The $40 million plan adds surveillance cameras to 20 "hotspots" through the city to be monitored by NOPD, as well as license plate readers at more than 100 intersections, "remote sensing technology" to detect weapons, and bomb-sniffing K-9 units. Bourbon Street will be pedestrian-only for major events and will go permanently pedestrian-only when the city finalizes a traffic plan, likely within four to six months. Bourbon Street will also have more lighting.

"When you go on Bourbon Street, everything you do will be seen," Landrieu said at a press conference Jan. 23.  "Do I need to let that sink in?"

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Newcomb Art Museum archiving signs from Saturday's Women's March

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 3:25 PM

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Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum has asked for signs from Saturday's Women's March in New Orleans to be considered for its archive. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24, participants may drop signs at the museum's front desk with their names and contact information written on the back.

In a call for submissions on the museum's Facebook page, it said "what you said was important and will be important for our future."

Some media organizations are estimating the Jan. 21 demonstrations were the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.

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Nazi propaganda exhibit opens at National World War II Museum Jan. 27

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:24 PM

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In an appearance this past weekend, top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway suggested this presidential administration may rely on "alternative facts" — a doublespeak-tinted term that was roundly ridiculed, but one that bodes ill for students of propaganda and disinformation.

Perhaps just in time for this perplexing, "alternative fact"-littered landscape, a visiting exhibit at the National World War II Museum explores examples of propaganda during World War II. "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" is a traveling version of permanent modules created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It opens in New Orleans Jan. 27.

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Gambit TV: Bridal fashions

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Gambit special sections editor Katherine Johnson drops by WWL-TV to discuss this year's bridal styles: top-to-toe glitter, illusion-effect gowns and more.

(CUE's Bride Book is on newsstands now.)


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Gambit's Digital Edition, January 24, 2017

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Huge crowds attend New Orleans Women's March Jan. 21 (slideshow)

Posted By on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 11:29 PM

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"This is what democracy looks like."

That old chant, part of a call-and-response familiar to generations of activists, took on new resonance Saturday as thousands of people took to the streets of the French Quarter and CBD in a protest that was part of worldwide demonstrations against freshly inaugurated President Donald Trump.

The march stretched for blocks, winding its way from its starting point at Washington Square up Decatur Street to Poydras Street to eventually rendezvous at Duncan Plaza across from City Hall. So many attended that people were still arriving at the plaza as long as an hour after the march's head had reached its destination. Organizers estimated the crowd at 10,000 people.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Hundreds march against Trump in New Orleans and "inaugurate the resistance"

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:15 PM

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A day of protest in New Orleans began with a mock funeral at the Mississippi River and ended with dozens of protesters linking arms at Duncan Plaza. On Jan. 20, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President, hundreds of New Orleanians marched in the streets, offering satire in the morning and a massive call to organize against threats to marginalized communities in the afternoon. On Jan. 21, a Women's March in solidarity with similar events around the U.S. is expected to attract thousands more people,

"Staying at home and being a political armchair quarterback — that's not going to work," said Chuck Perkins, addressing a crowd after dark in Duncan Plaza. "We have to organize."

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Landrieu statement on Trump inauguration: "I am concerned he paints cities with too broad of a brush"

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:24 PM

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  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Florida National Guard look on as President Donald Trump takes the oath of office during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.

Tonight, Mayor MItch Landrieu responded to the inauguration of President Donald Trump with a statement that seemed to take issue with Trump's "America First" message during his inaugural speech.

"Like he did on the campaign trail, President Trump painted a picture of poverty and crime in our 'inner cities.' Unfortunately, I am concerned he paints cities with too broad of a brush. And it is not just his view of cities. America is not the dark and ominous place he describes," Landrieu wrote, adding, "And while America must always come first, we can never be about America only. Because as important as our pure self-interest is, our enlightened self-interest requires us to lift one another up."

Full statement under the jump.

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Purple, green and good for you: Keeping well during Mardi Gras

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:13 PM

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Carnival is upon us — ready or not — as is the continuation of the holiday binge that began around Halloween. Everyone sees it coming: it began as an extra slice of pie (or three) while cooking the Thanksgiving turkey and morphed into a half-gallon of eggnog daiquiri right before Christmas, and will finally denigrate into a case of beer on the parade route Endymion Saturday, Bacchus Sunday and Orpheus Monday, and lead to profound Ash Wednesday guilt when looking back on the caloric choices made over the last four months.

Julie Fortenberry, a wellness dietitian at Touro Hospital, sees this gastronomic saga play out every year. At a time when the rest of the country has moved on to the contrition of New Year’s resolutions, New Orleans is just revving up for Mardi Gras season.

“The average six weeks of holidays (from Thanksgiving to New Year’s) becomes 12 weeks in New Orleans including Carnival season,” says Fortenberry. “That’s three months. If the average person gains 5 lbs. through the holidays, that’s 10 lbs. through Mardi Gras — that’s a lot.”

Fortenberry finds that her clients put off resolutions to eat right and lose weight until after the overindulgence of Carnival, but warns that this is not a healthy solution.

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