Here’s a roundup of New Orleans- and Louisiana-related articles the Room 220 editors have come across and found interesting in the past little while. Lil Boosie longread At Playboy, New Orleans journalist and criminal mitigation specialist Ethan Brown breaks down the pivotal moment Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie finds himself in after being released from … Recently Read: Boosie longread, Against being against New Orleans exceptionalism, Zell on crime, Lazar on Kline, and more!
By C.W. Cannon An ambitious new volume, N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature, collects short fiction and plays that reflect the city’s literary history, from Paul Louis LeBlanc de Villeneufve’s 18th-century play The Festival of the Young Corn, or The Heroism of Poucha-Houmma to Fatima Shaik’s 1987 short story “Climbing Monkey Hill,” with … Violence, alcohol abuse, racism, sex, extreme weather, and finally, a sort of liberalism: An interview with Nancy Dixon on her anthology of 200 years of New Orleans literature
Jeez, the titles of these posts are getting increasingly genius, aren’t they? It’s a rough world in this local literary blogosphere, kid. Sometimes it kills the head (and the heart … and the liver? no, we don’t have no time for drinkin’). You know who did have time for drinking? Lafcadio Hearn. His portrayal of … The People Say Project presents Lafcadio Hearn, late night at the Tennessee Williams Festival