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Louisiana

Obama visits hurricane-torn Louisiana

US President Barack Obama tours a neighbourhood in St John the Baptist parish in Louisiana on Monday. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama on Monday praised government agencies which he led to meet the threat from Hurricane Isaac, after touring “enormous devastation” in Louisiana.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Book (1980)

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Louisiana State University Press

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Santorum win expected in Louisiana

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A streetcar you'll desire

Festival time in New Orleans is looming and if you fancy visiting during Mardi Gras (February) or Jazz Fest (April and May), now's the time to book. At any time of year, however, this city is dedicated like no other to eating, drinking and having a good time. A few handy hints will help you suck the very best out of The Big Easy, like a Louisiana crawfish from its shell.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Needle work

Christian Audigier, former head of Von Dutch Originals, has created a clothing, footwear and accessories line using the biker-style designs of the Godfather of Tattoo, Don Ed Hardy. The LA-based brand, called Ed Hardy, is worn by Madonna, Britney Spears, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Tyler and Lenny Kravitz, and is all the rage in the US - on and off the road.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Only music and affordable housing can save New Orleans

After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, thousands of people in the jazz capital of America are still homeless

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

One party, two factions?

This is a mischievous suggestion, with China in mind.

When I was a boy in America in the 1950s, the state of Louisiana had a peculiar political system - a de facto one-party state ruled by the Democrats.

Ever since the Civil War, the Republican Party had been an anathema, a situation that did not change until Richard Nixon's southern strategy of the late 1960s.

20 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

LA Or Busk

LA Or Busk

Catherine O'Brien

(available at www.catherine obrien.com, A$24.95)

There are boy bands, girl bands and made-for-TV series bands, for whom stardom arrives gift-wrapped. Then there are genuine artists for whom every cent is hard won.

28 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

PERFECT 10

1. Commander's Palace: This hidden gem of a restaurant can be found in the beautiful Garden District, where southern ladies and gentlemen keep their mansions beneath trailing antebellum trees. Commander's has been serving haute cuisine Creole and Cajun dishes, the spicy local cuisine, to the city's gentry and dignitaries for more than 120 years.

7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Early-morning angst

After calling 1081 on Thursday at around 7am and going through the Herculean task of simply trying to find out what number in Hong Kong to call to obtain the phone number of a company in Los Angeles, I managed to finally get through to the operator (all the lines were busy), but not before pressing the multiple choice keys and listening to a whole heap of instructions.

7 May 2001 - 12:00am