Sara Essex Bradley says her latest design book exists at “the nexus of dog mania and house porn.”
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Anne Gisleson opens the door of her Bywater cottage, the visitor walks in, and then there they are — right in the middle of her new memoir, “The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading.”
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Erica Spindler caught the writing bug in 1982, right along with a bad summer cold. A K&B cashier tucked a free Nora Roberts novel into the bag with her Kleenex and cold medicine.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of English Jack Bedell, of Hammond, is the new poet laureate for Louisiana.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
A book release and gallery show event will celebrate Ron Calamia's latest project, "FanTastic Saints," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie.
Monday, August 07, 2017
During the heyday of his local supermarket empire, John G. Schwegmann was known for clearly distilling his thoughts on any number of topics onto the sides of his store’s brown shopping bags. His writing also turned up in local newspapers, in full-…
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
In 1999, novelist Julia Glass made a memorable first visit to the Crescent City, attending Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans, to receive the William Faulkner Prize for best novella. She remembers a candlelit party in St. Anthony’s G…
Friday, July 14, 2017
There are degrees by which each of us must think about our body, and how we pilot it through space. Gender, sex and sexuality, injury and illness, disability, race and size are all factors in how we make our way through the world.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Moonlit evenings, campfires on the beach, fishing and swimming and watching storms roll into the Gulf of Mexico: It's how Allain C. Andry III passed most of the summers of his life.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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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
"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…