365 NOLA Adventures

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Eat Latkes.

Here's how it went down. I was biking home from the school at which I teach after-school storytelling, and my route -- very conveniently -- brings me by one of the latke spots I mentioned yesterday on the Hannukkah event list I wrote for a local website. This spot -- Marjie's Grill -- has an… Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Eat Latkes.

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Hanukkah is Here! How to Spend Your 8 Crazy Nights in NOLA.

This weekend I put together a list of fun Hanukkah events going on in the city.  I only had a couple of hours to put it together, but I learned a lot. There are some amazing potato latke options going on this week!  A latke board at Saba, a rotating latke special each night at… Continue reading Hanukkah is Here! How to Spend Your 8 Crazy Nights in NOLA.

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Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?

I'm still working on this housing article for The Gambit, and they've given me 2,000 words, which is the most I've ever gotten for a paid gig! The topic is so interesting -- and I'm learning so much -- that even 2,000 words isn't enough space.  Good thing I have a blog to share some… Continue reading Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?

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I Need Your Help in the Wars to Come…I mean in the Week Ahead.

Sorry -- couldn't resist the Game of Thrones joke in the title.  I've been listening to a 67-episode podcast series (one for each episode of the HBO show), and it's taking up way too much of my brain space.  But, if you like the series and are excited for the upcoming final season (less than… Continue reading I Need Your Help in the Wars to Come…I mean in the Week Ahead.

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The Halloween I Almost Got The Shit Kicked Out of Me (and other spooky tales)

I like Halloween.  Mostly because I like going to parties with friends.  Whether it be parades through Greenwich Village, or a karaoke bash at Finn McCool's, there's always a few events each Halloween at which I know I'll get a big night out with buddies. But I don't really feel the same way about the… Continue reading The Halloween I Almost Got The Shit Kicked Out of Me (and other spooky tales)

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The Play I Really Think You Should See This Weekend!

I just went to a play at Southern Rep Theatre, a theater company I highlighted here.  First off -- the space is beautiful.  Their new "forever home" is in an old 103-year old church on Bayou Road.  The building is vibrant, but so is the neighborhood: men hanging out outside a barber shop; women hanging out… Continue reading The Play I Really Think You Should See This Weekend!

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Using Dinner for “Brain Gain” Instead of “Brain Drain.”

I'm not a fan of networking. I'm probably an extrovert, but we're all some sort of introvert-extrovert balance, I think, and going someplace in which I'm not sure I know someone can be a major anxiety-inducing ordeal. Case in point was a wedding I went to this weekend.  I know the groom -- we used… Continue reading Using Dinner for “Brain Gain” Instead of “Brain Drain.”