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Dimanche

January 25th

Rock N Roll New Orleans 10K

Hilton, St. Charles Ave, 7a.m.

Register as Race Day VIP and receive a pre-race Continental Breakfast presented by John Besh’s Restaurant

 

Dial M for Murder

Prytania Theatre, Noon

Hitchcock thriller in 3D! (Also playing Jan 28)

 

King Cake Festival

Champions Square, 11a.m.-6p.m.

The 2nd annual party that celebrates the quintessential cake of Mardi Gras

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 5p.m.

Dallas comes to town to battle our NOLA birds

 

Lundi

January 26th

Kate Voegele

The Beatnik, 8p.m.

Now Nashville based, former One Tree Hill musical starlet brings her acoustic set to New Orleans

 

Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Sixers take on the Pelicans on their home turf

 


  Opinion

Of Waves And Rallies

Opinion: Crime Hits Home



A wave is something that leaves as easily as it came. It’s something you ride out, or simply ride. When a big wave passes, you rebuild your sand castle, maybe a little further from the shore, and go back about your day at the beach. I’m not sure we can call the violent crime in New Orleans a “wave” anymore.


Mailbag: Captain Black Writes That Mayor Mitch is Micro Managing Chief Harrison


NoDef Reader Nadra Enzi, better known as Captain Black, "the Hood Conservative," is angry about NOPD Chief Harrison. Cap Black writes that Harrison is micromanaged by the Mayor and believes that reasons why are rooted in race. Read the full letter below. 


OpEd: Today's Battle of New Orleans

Public Defender Weighs In On The City's Legal Fights



Two hundred years ago, Andrew Jackson led a poorly equipped and badly outnumbered force of American volunteer soldiers to defeat British troops in the last major battle of the War of 1812. Today, a different battle continues in New Orleans’ courtrooms. The Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) fight for New Orleans every day, representing the majority of the city’s residents charged with felonies and misdemeanors.


Op-Ed: Let It Glow

Positive Christmas Cards for Louisiana



Tiny Daiquiri is busy running errands and fixing things this week, so his mom has taken over his column Rather than get all the-sky-falling and democracy-is-failing, she has decided to put a positive spin on things and write Christmas cards to some of Tiny’s favorite targets.


Mailbag: #ShopLocal in Lakeview


Tis' the season where many Americans flock to big box stores, but there are other options here in the Crescent City. Readers Jennifer and Will Samuels write to NoDef to talk about the importance of shopping local in Lakeview and offer up some options. As the owners of PizzaNOLA, the cause is close to their  heart.


Op-Ed: The Runoff Runs Out

The Low Turnout Diet And Its Discontents



Have you voted yet? Did you show up for early voting with a smile on your face, eager to perform your civic duty? Of course not. 


Mailbag: Seniority in the Senate


The Senate election is just days away. Readers, Warren and Mary Perrin write to NOLA Defender to weigh in on the race. In their opinion, the decision comes to down to empowering Louisiana in the chamber.


Mail Bag: Reader Remembers VA Hospital When Voting


Louisiana's runoff election is right around the corner. Reader Lionel Sims writes in to state that he is looking back to Katrina recovery as he looks forward to voting.


Op-Ed: Pray, Don't Tell

Jindal Consulting Providence Before a Presidential Run



Don’t look now, but God is working overtime in Louisiana.

The Saints are looking increasingly incapable of producing a late-season miracle and the Pope confirmed that he’s coming to America in the near future. So consider yourself absolved of all sin if you missed the OTHER theological news of the past few days. Bobby Jindal transitioned from rejecting a run for the presidency to “mulling it over" about a year ago. Now he has reached DefCon 2; he's officially “praying on it.”


Mailbag: "A Few Good Men", PANO Responds to NOLA Patrol


On Thursday (11.06), the City Council greenlighted a plan to create an unarmed, civillian NOLA Patrol in the Quarter. Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) President Captain Mike Glasser weighs in against the idea.


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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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