Thursday, April 13, 2017
Monday, April 03, 2017
Saturday, April 01, 2017
"Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy" by James Nolan, University of Mississippi Press, $25, 256 pages, cloth cover
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Danielle Evans, who wrote the popular short story collection “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self,” will visit Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond on Monday, March 20, as part of the institution’s Common Read program.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
"Details of the actual séance proceedings are scarce, despite the voluminous registers. François Dubuclet did make a special addendum to a Vincent de Paule message because of the manner in which the communication was written.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
ROMANCE: “At one point during the crowded and noisy meal, I could see only his elbow, and I knew I was in love with it,” Dickinson wrote about the early stages of romance leading to her second marriage to Bruno, who had grown up a few miles from h…
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Colson Whitehead's bestselling novel "The Underground Railroad" will be made into an Amazon miniseries by Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning movie "Moonlight," Whitehead revealed Thursday night during a discussion at The New Orleans Advo…
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
It’s chilling to imagine the crimes: waking in the night to find your husband murdered in bed beside you, to see the glint of an axe in the darkness, to lie paralyzed with fear for children sleeping nearby.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Colson Whitehead is a genre-bending, genre-hopping writer who always surprises his readers. His body of work — novels, journalism, memoir — includes autobiographical fiction, essays about his native New York, a novel inspired by folk hero John Hen…
Monday, February 27, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Spots are still available for this weekend's 10th annual Writers and Reader Symposium and Writers Retreat at Hemingbough Convention Center in St. Francisville.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Not every old house in New Orleans was once a brothel. But, as the Historic New Orleans Collection’s latest coffee table book makes clear, many of them were.
Friday, February 03, 2017
"Josie came to this city ... to have a good time and she is going to have it while she lasts," one madam advertised in a 1903 directory of Storyville, then New Orleans' flourishing legal red-light district.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Scott Veazey has renovated more than 100 houses in New Orleans over the past 25 years. Some needed minor structural or cosmetic work; others were major undertakings. Invariably, he would run across items that residents had left behind — antique fu…
Friday, January 20, 2017
“Garden Legacy,” released last month, is the latest collaboration by historians Mary Lou Christovich and Roulhac Toledano. In this sumptuous book, published by The Historic New Orleans Collection, the two extend the collaboration that gave rise to…
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty’s unflinching, alternately humorous and harrowing 2012 memoir, “The Book of Drugs,” chronicles his personal unraveling, which paralleled the equally ugly unraveling of his band Soul Coughing.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning in the American Right," will speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 18) at the University of New Orleans' Innsbruck Room in the University Center, 2000 Lakes…
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Cowboy Mouth drummer/vocalist Fred LeBlanc is now both a father and a children’s book author. Asked which role his younger self would have deemed more implausible, he answered, “Yes.”
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Monday, December 05, 2016
Saturday, December 03, 2016
In late 1993, barely three months before he died of cancer, jazz guitarist, songwriter and all-around raconteur Danny Barker arrived at a Warehouse District studio for a photo shoot. He wore a boldly patterned sport coat, striped dress shirt and p…
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Eleanor Flood, the heroine of Maria Semple’s new novel, “Today Will Be Different,” begins her day with modest goals — to be fully present in her life, spend quality time with her son, spend sexy time with her husband, refrain from wearing yoga pan…
Monday, October 31, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Late arrivals to humorist and author David Sedaris’ Tuesday night reading at the Orpheum Theater saw him standing behind a lectern in a conservative tie and button-down shirt.
Monday, October 03, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
As Ethan Brown’s new book “Murder In The Bayou” (Scribner/Simon & Schuster) approached its publication date in September, initial coverage of the project landed not in the arts pages but under breaking news.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Friday, September 09, 2016
If you've ever watched a home makeover show and wished later you could remember all the tips and ideas, HGTV’s “Property Brothers” have the answer.