Guns secured, artists get busy on new project

Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- From right to left, Adam Mysock, Katrina Andry, and Deborah Luster choose guns to create artwork with at the press conference announcing the Guns in the Hands of Artists project at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery on April 16, 2014. Ferrara has obtained 186 guns from the city's gun buy-back program, and twenty-seven artists will create new works using the guns.
Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- From right to left, Adam Mysock, Katrina Andry, and Deborah Luster choose guns to create artwork with at the press conference announcing the Guns in the Hands of Artists project at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery on April 16, 2014. Ferrara has obtained 186 guns from the city's gun buy-back program, and twenty-seven artists will create new works using the guns.

In a city where people seem to have no trouble finding — and firing — perfectly good weapons, a group of New Orleans artists seemed tickled Wednesday to pick through a pile of charred, mangled castoffs, like bargain shoppers after … Continue reading→

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Guns secured, artists get busy on new project

Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- From right to left, Adam Mysock, Katrina Andry, and Deborah Luster choose guns to create artwork with at the press conference announcing the Guns in the Hands of Artists project at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery on April 16, 2014. Ferrara has obtained 186 guns from the city's gun buy-back program, and twenty-seven artists will create new works using the guns.

In a city where people seem to have no trouble finding — and firing — perfectly good weapons, a group of New Orleans artists seemed tickled Wednesday to pick through a pile of charred, mangled castoffs, like bargain shoppers after … Continue reading→

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Saints’ Jairus Byrd: ‘Any time you play this game, you play to win it’

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Newly signed New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd answers questions from students at Harahan Elementary School on Wednesday.

The students of Harahan Elementary probably didn’t know much, if anything, about Jairus Byrd before Wednesday afternoon. They are, after all, only first- through-fourth graders.But once they were told the Saints’ new free safety would be talking to them about … Continue reading→

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Side Dish: Book a useful guide for raising chickens, cooking eggs

“The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook” by Terry Golson.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19.99.192-page paperback. HHH Eggs are a big seller at local grocery stores and farmers markets in the days leading up to Easter. But, … Continue reading→

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Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on ‘The View’

This image released by ABC shows co-host Jenny McCarthy with her fiance Donnie Wahlberg after she announced her engagement on the daytime series

NEW YORK (AP) — Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on “The View”: She’s engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.McCarthy raised her hidden left hand from behind the desk, revealing an engagement ring.“It’s a yellow sapphire,” she said. “The View” … Continue reading→

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Photos: Resilent images of Boston bombing victims by Robert Fogarty

Boston Marathon survivor photos by Robert Fogarty. The series is part of his Dear World collection of photographs. Photographer Robert Fogarty, left, walks with the Corcoran family, Celeste, Tyler and Sydney. Celeste lost both legs, her daughter Sydney was scarred.

Dave Fortier didn’t know what he was getting into at first. His wife and daughter had taken him along to see a visiting photographer in Newburyport, Mass., last summer without really explaining why. When they got there, his wife began … Continue reading→

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