Tag Archives: New Orleans

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I just started reading Mitch Landrieu’s  In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History. Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans since 2010 whose term ends this May, shares his personal reflections about the city’s decision to take down four Confederate … Continue reading

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Letter to Congressman Lance: Protect the ACA

This past week President Trump released his budget that basically eliminates aid to the poor and elderly, and federal support of the arts and sciences. He insulted another world leader and ally, Angela Merkel of Germany, and accused the UK of … Continue reading

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Fertel’s “The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak”

The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak offers as much surprise as a thick Cajun crawfish bisque. Randy Fertel’s father Rodney, ran for mayor of New Orleans on a single platform: he promised to deliver gorillas to the city … Continue reading

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