Author: Kim Singletary

Editor’s Note: Going Green

  We’re very honored and excited to have the new president and general manager of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on our cover this month, especially since he’s only been on the job since the end of February. Mr.…

Editor's Note: What Year is This?

“Well that’s just wrong. They better have that fixed by the time I grow up or I’m going to have to go be president.” That was my 7-year-old daughter’s reaction when I explained to her what the Equal Pay Day…

NOLA's Terrifying New Festival

The Overlook Film Festival was created last year by industry veterans Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim as a sort of summer camp for horror movie fans. The idea? To pair an incredible collection of films from the genre with intimate,…

SisterHearts on Screen

Nearly 75 percent of formerly incarcerated individuals are still unemployed a year after their release. It’s a statistic Arabi business owner Maryam Henderson-Uloho fought hard not to be a part of, and she has dedicated her life and livelihood to…

Editor's Note: Excuse My Rant

As a parent of a second grader, I have a very vested interest in the educational system here in New Orleans, so this month’s cover feature with Patrick Dobard, CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, was particularly interesting to…

Editor's Note: The Mardi Gras of Entrepreneurism

Carnival may be firmly in our rearview mirror for another year, but for entrepreneurs, another kind of festival is on its way. Less beads, more business. Last year’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) broke attendance records with over 14,000 attendees…

Louisiana's Women in Film and Television

With March being women’s history month — International Women’s Day is March 8 — I thought it would be a perfect time to highlight a great organization geared specifically to women in the entertainment industry in New Orleans. The Louisiana…

Editor's Note: A Maybe Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

It’s February in New Orleans, which means one thing is on everyone’s mind — Mardi Gras. In my house, however, it’s not King Cake that’s dominating our sweet dreams, it’s Girl Scout Cookies. My daughter is a Brownie this year…

What Hollywood Learned in 2017

Hollywood is all about strong women right now, and with good reason. Looking back, what do all three of the top-grossing films in 2017 have in common? They starred fiercely independent, “don’t mess with me,” women. Let’s start with “Star…

The Waitr App

  No more standing in line to order food. No more giving your order to a waiter or figuring out how to split a check. Saints players delivering dinner to your front door. Crazy dreams? Nope, just Waitr CEO and…

The Year of Ochsner

Last year it was all about real estate: How could we not choose the Domain Companies’ Matt Schwartz and Chris Papamichael as our first CEOs of the year with New Orleans experiencing an urban development boom the likes of which…

Alone, A Documentary

Last month I wrote about a local filmmaker who is using his medium to shed light on the crime problem in New Orleans with a TV pilot called “Shepherd” that just won a development meeting with HBO. This month I’d…

2016 vs. 2017

This is the second year that Biz has ended the year with a rundown of our take on the top 10 news stories that affected business, so I’m finding myself naturally comparing the two years. Last year the top story…

Making Music Without Breaking the Bank

Known as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is a mecca for live music of every kind. In fact, on a typical Saturday night, WWOZ includes more than 55 local venues on its live music calendar. But when it comes…