New Orleans

Police identify suspect in New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting

Akein Scott. Photo: EPA

New Orleans police on Monday identified a suspect in connection with a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade that injured 19 people, including two children, as residents expressed outrage over the violence.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 4:29pm

19 injured as gunmen open fire on Mother's Day parade in New Orleans

New Orleans police officers investigate the scene of the shooting. Photo: AP

Nineteen people were hurt in a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, police said, as the mayor called for an end to “relentless” violence on the streets of the southeastern US city.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Obama delivers state-of-the-union speech

US President Barack Obama delivers his annual state-of-the-union speech to Congress, an opportunity to set out some of his priorities for his second term of office.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

New Orleans spared worst of Isaac's wrath

Hurricane Isaac sweeps across a causeway in Florida before heading to New Orleans. Photo: AP

Hurricane Isaac drove water over the top of a levée on the outskirts of New Orleans yesterday, but the multibillion-dollar barriers built to protect the city itself after the 2005 Katrina disaster were not breached, officials said.

30 Aug 2012 - 4:27am

New Orleans braced for Hurricane Isaac

James Cardoza takes a break after helping his boss board up the windows of his business as Tropical Storm Isaac neared New Orleans yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans last night, seven years after Hurricane Katrina left 1,800 dead.

President Barack Obama, mindful of the bungled handling of Katrina by his predecessor George W. Bush, declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, allowing federal funds and aid to flow to local authorities.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:55am

Blue notes

Some strong new releases are out from New Orleans-based artists, timed for promotion at the city's recent Jazz Fest, an annual event which runs the Mardi Gras a close second in importance on the party calendar. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a characteristically eclectic set.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Still life but outdoors

Robert Polidori takes extraordinarily beautiful photographs of interiors that are not, necessarily, beautiful. His images aren't about architecture - what he's interested in is how people take buildings and transform them into habitats. You won't see the subsequent inhabitants in his work but you feel their presence.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New Orleans 'may become hub for mainland goods in N America'

New Orleans wants to turn itself into a wholesale centre for mainland-manufactured goods in the US, Canada and Mexico, according to the city's mayor, who says the plan could help it recover from the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bright student didn't expect to develop a taste for catering

I grew up in New Orleans in what most people outside the US call the ghettoes, but in America we refer to as 'the projects'. Despite that, I was able to take advantage of myriad opportunities for underprivileged gifted students.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Queen of cuisine

Lori Granito, who runs Go-Gourmet and Magnolia, proves that hardships can be overcome but risks have to be taken

Few would believe the owner and founder of one of the city's most coveted catering businesses has no professional culinary training under her belt.

28 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

Storming back

The credits of its stellar cast include Malcolm X, Batman Forever and The Passion of the Christ, but the real appeal of Deja Vu goes beyond the acting skills of the likes of Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer and James Caviezel.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

Director: Spike Lee

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Living with Katrina's bitter legacy

Are we sure it's been a year? Was it really so long ago that I stood in New Orleans with the water rising and watched the place being swallowed whole?

29 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Katrina recovery builds foundations for China trade boom

Tom Tang pauses as he takes in the scene laid out before him. It is difficult to describe the wastelands of New Orleans.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am