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Shia LaBeouf, Traveling Kid, Arrives in NOLA
There are some new traveling kids in town, but they probably won’t be on Lower D demanding your leftovers or your money. Actor Shia LeBeouf as well his collaborating artists Nastja Rönkkö, and Luke Turner landed in New Orleans this weekend as part of their interactive #TakeMeAnywhere project.
POTUS Tries to Reason With Hurricane Season
Hurricane season starts on Wednesday (6.01) officially. In New Orleans, we know that the federal government sometimes ignores this season altogether. However, on Tuesday (5.31), President Obama issued some advice on preparation to the American people.
Fit to be Fried
NOLA is not particularly fit, but it could be worse. That is the finding from the American Fitness Institute (AFI) who released their fitness rankings for America’s 50 largest cities today. New Orleans landed in the 50 spot.
SDT-TV Returning to Fox
Don’t call it a comeback but, Sidney Torres is renewing his relations with the little screen. THR reportedthat Fox picked up ‘APB,’ a television series based on a NYT articles about SDT titled, “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans.” Unlike, the ill fated Trashmen, the new drama will not be a reality show meaning the Trashanova won’t receive screen time.
Commencement Schedules for NOLA's Universities
For some portions of the City, this time of year is not Fest Season, but Commencement Season. Caps and gowns have already taken flight at Dillard and SUNO, but Tulane, Loyola, UNO, and Xavier will all be distributing sheepskins in the days ahead. With dozens of events, it’s easy to be confused. NoDef has the full schedules for the local schools below.
The temperature spiked today and beach dreams abound. Fortunately, local regional airline GLO (rhymes with “go”) also announced that they will be resuming seasonal service between New Orleans and Destin.
2000's "On Hostile Ground" Foreshadowed Infrastructure Drama (Sort Of)
You might not know the name Sharon Y. Cobb, but she is a visionary as far New Orleans is concerned. Cobb predicted the city’s current spate of sinkholes 16 years ago in her oft neglected television masterwork “on Hostile Ground.” The masterwork followed the story of a NOLA technocrat and her battle to stop sinkholes from devouring the Crescent City. Perhaps some of it will sound familiar.
Before It Was Cool: NOLA "Hipster Hotspot"
“New Orleans is officially a hipster hotspot.” That is the judgment (and headline) of Jimmy Im over at the NY Post. Im continues to employ 833 words, several references to the Bywater, the David Bowie “second line,” and Shaya to put forth the un-ironic argument that NOLA is hipster haven. (Thanks for the, er, love NY).
Melo's Little Friend (Video)
The Pelicans notched the rare win last night defeating the NY Knicks 99-91. However, the highlight of the evening might have been when Knickerbockers superstar Carmelo Anthony received an unexpected on court visit from a child.
Cute and cuddly is cool, except when it’s not throughs out. With Easter coming, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) is cautioning New Orleanians about ill planned pet rabbit adoptions. Fortunately, the agency also is providing an alternative: puppy loans.
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