New Orleans women chefs and the fight for kitchen equality

Women chefs say conditions are changing, though not quickly enough
An Instagram post on Sept. 5 from San Francisco-based chef Dominique Crenn made national news when she called out San Pellegrino — the company that sponsors the World's 50 Best Restaurants list — for a series of photographs of a group of male chefs the brand had picked as jurors.

A tweet season for the Pels: Twitter predictions for the New Orleans Pelicans 2017-2018 season

Warning: #FakeNews ahead
The 2017 NBA season will be pivotal for the New Orleans Pelicans — not only because head coach Alvin Gentry and general manager Dell Demps are on the hot seat, and not only because last season's surprise trade acquisition, All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, is out of contract at the end of the year. This season is pivotal because, in a league dominated by guards (the Houston Rockets' James Harden, the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry, the Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving) and wings (the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, the Warriors' Kevin Durant), the Pelicans are going against the grain and hoping their all-star front court of Cousins and Anthony Davis can carry them to the playoffs.

Wake up, voters: New Orleans early voting starts Sept. 30

After months of lethargy, are voters ready to make up their minds?
One year ago — or even four months ago — no one with any knowledge of local politics and history would have predicted this year's race for mayor would be a tepid affair. New Orleans elections never have been dull, particularly those for mayor.

A political hot 7: races to watch on Election Night

A look at City Council, Jeff Parish Council and state treasurer races
In addition to the New Orleans mayor's race, there are plenty of local contests to get citizens fired up about the Oct. 14 primary. The New Orleans City Council will gain at least three new members, one new face will join the Jefferson Parish Council and Louisiana will get a new state treasurer.

How to help Texas

How you can help Houston and other cities hit by Hurricane Harvey
This issue is dedicated to our friends, family and everyone in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana who will be dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey for months and years to come.

Harvey relief efforts in New Orleans

Local events and fundraisers
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts began across the New Orleans area almost as soon as the flooding began in Texas. A variety of fundraising programs and events — by restaurants, bars, nonprofits, musicians, comedians, artists, retailers and individuals — already have been held.

Texas relief efforts and groups that need our help

How to help our neighbors
Dozens of Houston- and Texas-based groups have worked locally long before Hurricane Harvey and floodwaters impacted vulnerable communities. Here's what's needed and how you can can help.

Water, water everywhere: the view from Houston

How Houston plans to handle housing issues for thousands of residents
Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage when it hit Texas Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane and dumped feet of rainwater in some places as it hovered as a tropical storm before re-entering the Gulf and making a second landfall in Louisiana, where it caused more flooding.   While Texans begin clean-up operations and repairs and wait for floodwaters to recede around swollen waterways, Floridians brace for Hurricane Irma.

Home at the dome: the New Orleans Saints prepare for 2017 season

Fans have reason to be optimistic after a strong preseason. But can the Black and Gold keep it up?
"I'll believe we're going to be better than 7-9 when we win the eighth game," a friend of mine said the other day. With that, he summed up the skepticism of many New Orleans Saints fans as the 2017 season approaches.

Is New Orleans worth it?

With rising housing costs, stagnant wages and dim job prospects, young professionals weigh the costs of staying in the city
At the end of one sticky month during the summer of 2017, Elizabeth Bolles will have finished packing the contents of her Riverbend apartment. She, her partner, their two young sons and two dogs will then pile into her Subaru and drive 350 miles to Houston, where her partner will start a new job.

Ring masters: artists build a circus scene in New Orleans

Up in the air with aerialists, acrobats and jugglers
It's not hard to spot Elizabeth Rose's Fly Circus Space on North Claiborne Avenue in Treme.

The new progressives

Progressive groups and activists in New Orleans turn their attention to fall elections — and beyond
Pizza, beer and an introduction to democratic socialism. At a recent Monday night meeting of the New Orleans chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a few dozen people gathered in the lobby of a pale yellow building housing WHIV-FM on Orleans Avenue for PowerPoint presentations outlining the history of the organization, understanding intersectionality and how to engage in respectful discussion.

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