One the world's early photojournalists chose to close out her extraordinary 70-year career in the French Quarter, in the company of bohemian artists like local photographer Joseph Woodson “Pops” Whitesell.
- by Frank Perez
This modern-day rendering by New Orleans artists Jim Blanchard depicts the James Muggah family's new and improved hotel on Isle Derniere. Never realized, construction on the expanded hotel was set to being at the close of the 1856 summer season. The Muggahs had contracted with the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans to manage the project and had collected a consortium of eager investors. Ironically, the hotel was to have been called The Trade Winds.
Hurricane Laura was the worst storm to hit Louisiana since the one that erased the Island of Derniere in 1856, when thirteen ancestors of the writer perished.
- by Bethany Ewald Bultman
- illustrations courtesy Bethany Ewald Bultman
We follow Alessandrini's significant public works along the river and through the Quarter, then visit with the artist in his Howard Avenue studio.
- by Saskia Ozols
- photos by Ellis Anderson
There's one thing New Orleanians look forward to during the depths of the summer doldrums: the incredible special menus at some of the city's best restaurants.
- by Kim Ranjbar