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Dancers at the Spotted Cat


What It Means That We Are Lindy Hopping Again

Yes, the younger generation loves that old time jazz, but why?


The Armstrong Collection

Candid backstage recordings and a gold-plated trumpet from a king share the space at the Louis Armstrong house.


Preparing for the Worst

An emergency guide helps save historical collections from the elements.

cover of Unique Slant of Light


Southern Imagination

A new book examines centuries of art in Louisiana.

"Disatisfied": a woodblock illustration by Lafcadio Hearn


Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans

The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.



Muscle Memory

The choreography of Ulysses Dove lives on in New Orleans.

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