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Articles with keyword "Louisiana"

Carla Zecher


Now in English: The Memoir of a Robinson Crusoe à la française

Bon voyage, armchair travelers! Carla Zecher follows the perigrinations of an eighteenth-century French lieutenant.

Man on bicycle being interviewed by Walter Isaacson


Picture of a Humanist

There is something of Walter Isaacson in the people he writes about.

cover of Unique Slant of Light


Southern Imagination

A new book examines centuries of art in Louisiana.

The White Pelican


The White Pelican

Laurent Verdin Sr. of Crooked Bayou Blue spent a lifetime carving the birds of his native Louisiana. Most of the thousands he made were functional duck decoys for hunters.

Natalie Scott: A Magnificent Life


Great Scott!

In an “abandoned tramp’s hotel that had become too filthy even for the tramps,” a bohemian circle of actors, writers, and society figures founded Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré in 1919, one of the fi

Image of Fats Domino's piano


"Saving Fats"

Permission to write also comes up in Sam Shepard’s latest book, Day out of Days, a collection of short stories that offers one incredible tale told by a friend of Fats Domino’s bodyguard abou

Tennessee Williams, c. 1940


Tennessee’s Homecoming

Tennessee Williams haunts New Orleans.


Mon Dieu!

“The issue of keeping the French language alive in Louisiana,” says Dana Kress, a professor at Centenary College in Shreveport, “is always accompanied with great wailing, much pulling of hair, and fev