When Hurricane Katrina stranded 800 people at the historic Fairmont Hotel in downtown New Orleans, head pastry chef Thierry Marceaux sent up hundreds of chocolate truffles to the guest rooms. Those where his last days working at the century-old landmark.
Anel Arriola is a Mexican immigrant. Her parents brought her to the United States when she was 10 years old and enrolled her in a predominantly English-speaking school. Her first day of school she was so nervous about not being able to communicate with her teachers.
Many of the traditional signs of fall are upon us — school’s back in session, temperatures should — at least theoretically — start coming down a bit and the new theater season will be starting up soon.
If you’re an inventor or even just a tinkerer, acquiring a well-stocked space to create can often be an expensive prospect. The cost of the needed equipment used to be a roadblock for many would be inventors, but places known as “makers labs” are starting to change that.