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

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,…

Beware the Drum Major Instinct: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley at Dillard on MLK Day

By Kristina Robinson I’m an eighties baby. The Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday was signed into law by Ronald Reagan the year I was born. I’m also from New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the largest entry points in the nation…

New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander at Dillard Nov. 28

Dillard University will present author, attorney, and advocate Michelle Alexander for this year’s Ortique Lecture on Law and Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Georges Auditorium on the university’s main campus (2601 Gentilly Blvd.). Alexander’s recent book, The New…

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