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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.


Sinkhole Seer

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.


Cuddle Krewe


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.


Bonfouca's Slidell Style


French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest dominate April, but this weekend holds a treat for Louisiana music lovers who can not wait until next month. The inaugural Festival Bonfouca is bringing some very familiar names and events to the North Shore.


Blackhawk Up: Choppers to Continue Flights All Week


Joseph Heller famously wrote, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.” On Monday (3.14) night, downtown dwellers thought they saw black choppers zipping overhead. In fact, they did. The birds were part of a Special Operations Command urban training exercise according to NOPD Communication Director Tyler Gamble.


HodaComing


From Norman Robinson to Bob Breck, New Orleanians hold their television news personalities in high regard. That love propelled WWL’s Hoda Kotb to even higher levels; she built a national career on NBC’s “Today” show after leaving NOLA. This spring she is slated to return and speak to Tulane’s graduates.


Hart Attacks (Video)


LSU football might have Tim McGraw as an outspoken celebrity fan, but LSU track has comedian Kevin Hart. Hart stopped by the team’s practice last week and even raced two time All-American sprinter for the cameras.


Googler Please


Louisiana and the Gulf Coast are pretty racist places, but the Greater New Orleans area is not as bad. That is the conclusion that a new survey published in PLOS ONE culled using internet search data.


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