Last week while we were preparing with supplies and stocking our liquor cabinets and pantries for a would-be hurricane party, media outlets from across the country put the Crescent City in the spotlight. The topics include Saints tickets, education and Brad Pitt. Let’s start with the fun stuff.
Missed Connections: Free Saints Ticket
New Orleanians are some of the best people in the world. The hospitality we extend to visitors is seemingly boundless – even offering up a pair of free tickets to a Saints game. That’s what Sandi Baudin wanted to do, she told the Boston Globe. She met a Boston man at an estate sale in Uptown. They had a wonderful conversation, she told the paper. But Baudin told the Globe that she can only deduce that she accidentally gave the man the wrong number and she “feels like a heel.” New Orleans ain’t that small of a town. Maybe we keep spreading the word and reunite the football-loving duo. She might also get a bunch of bros seeking to claim his gift.
Read her interview with The Boston Globe.
Chef Dishes about NOLA
Local chef Donald Link knows how to make you savor anything, including a conversation. He spoke with CNN last week about New Orleans and his ideas for enjoying the city to its max. He seasoned the conversation with topics of old-fashioned cocktails, Audubon Park, long lunches, festivals and nightlife.
Check out what he told CNN here.
Pitts in The Pits With ‘Make It Right’ Homes
NBC News put a spotlight on award-winning actor and philanthropist Brad Pitt and how residents of his Make It Right Foundation homes are suing the foundation over the quality of the houses. The residents claim Pitt sold them “defective homes.” The homes were once hailed by the community who lost everything after Hurricane Katrina as a green technology solution and affordable. But as the years have stacked up, it seems that so have much-needed repairs, according to residents who spoke with NBC.
Read the article from NBC here.
Washington Post Analysis Looks For The Real Story Behind Charter Schools
The education system in New Orleans is unique, to say the least. There’s a complex mix of school systems like the city is known for its own diversity. The Washington Post puts charter schools under the microscope, analyzing the “success.” The Post breaks down different facets of the system that New Orleans is famous for in education.
Read ‘The Real Story Of New Orleans And Its Charter Schools’ from The Washington Post.
Surprise! A Vacay In NOLA!
How would you spend 48 hours on a surprise trip to one of the coolest spots in the world? A travel writer got the chance to live it up down in the Crescent City on a surprise trip. The bars, the food and the nightlife are great and all, but what this visitor loved the most about his trip was really getting to learn what New Orleans is and the history that makes it magical.
Read About The Exploits On Thrillist