• Issue of
  • Jun 15-21, 2004
  • Vol. 24, No. 77


  • Lessons From Chicago
  • Lessons From Chicago

    When it comes to public schools, mayors aren't miracle workers -- but they might have important roles to play.
  • Brother Ray's Routes
  • Brother Ray's Routes

    In a 2002 conversation, the late Ray Charles talks about music, teaching kids the blues, and how he learned to sound like himself.
  • Gambit Weekly Wins Awards

    Katy Reckdahl receives Alex Waller Memorial Award; Pableaux Johnson also honored by James Beard Foundation.
  • The Power of Parents
  • The Power of Parents

    The success of schools depends on more than the board and the superintendent -- it also involves parents. Ursula and D.J. Markey once sued the district for not educating their autistic son; now, they're training other parents and partnering with two publi
  • A Different Purchase

    To be a New Orleanian is to recognize that everything and everybody casting their lot among us is bound to be absorbed, creolized, blackened.
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  • Spirits of the City

    Half a man's life is devoted to getting out of the neighborhood and half is devoted to longing for what's left behind.
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