Spots are still available for this weekend's 10th annual Writers and Reader Symposium and Writers Retreat at Hemingbough Convention Center in St. Francisville.
Monday, February 13, 2017
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
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.
Monday, September 05, 2016
The '60s were a defining decade — a time of social change, often at the price of violence and civil unrest, the beginning of identity politics and an abundance of artistic ferment.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Lara Naughton’s vacation in Belize took a horrifying turn when she was kidnapped by a cab driver and raped. She survived, she says, by exercising compassion for her captor, listening to him for clues to his life that might help her to escape. Now …
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
It’s an old story of falling in love with New Orleans. “Pretty typical,” writer Bill Loehfelm said. “You pack a bunch of 23-year-old guys in a car and go to Mardi Gras." That was in 1992, 1993, and 1995.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
If New Orleans and Louisiana are truly literary muses, they have served novelist John Gregory Brown exceptionally well in such fine novels as “Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery,” “The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur,” and “Audubon’s Watch.”