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Hilton, St. Charles Ave, 7a.m.
Register as Race Day VIP and receive a pre-race Continental Breakfast presented by John Besh’s Restaurant
Prytania Theatre, Noon
Hitchcock thriller in 3D! (Also playing Jan 28)
Champions Square, 11a.m.-6p.m.
The 2nd annual party that celebrates the quintessential cake of Mardi Gras
Smoothie King Center, 5p.m.
Dallas comes to town to battle our NOLA birds
The Beatnik, 8p.m.
Now Nashville based, former One Tree Hill musical starlet brings her acoustic set to New Orleans
Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.
Sixers take on the Pelicans on their home turf
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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