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!
The fantastic New York-based BOMB magazine, which has been publishing conversations between the day’s most exciting artists since 1981, recently featured an interview with New Orleans’ own Michael Jeffrey Lee, author of Something in My Eye. Lee, who is currently at work on a novel, celebrated the launch of Something in My Eye with a … The BOMB interview with Michael Jeffrey Lee
Zachary Lazar, author of the critically acclaimed novel Sway and the nonfiction book Evening’s Empire: The Story of My Father’s Murder, is a new member of Tulane University’s English faculty and resident of New Orleans. Sway is an imagined account of the Rolling Stones, Kenneth Anger, and the Manson Family, which the New York Times … Zachary Lazar reads for the 1718 Reading Series