Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

July 17, 2019 6–7:30 p.m. 520 Royal Street Susan Larson hosts a monthly conversation with authors, artists, and audience members, in conjunction with Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, presented by The Helis Foundation. This month’s event will feature Rebecca Snedeker’s Unfathomable City:…

Featured Essay: Transition in New Orleans

A few years ago, Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedecker asked me to contribute to their New Orleans anthology-atlas, Unfathomable City. My task was to figure out how post-Katrina New Orleans was changing. I’m not a reporter, so the thought of…

Every single adult literacy program in New Orleans has a wait list: One Book One New Orleans addresses a citywide desire to read

Megan Holt doubts many people are surprised to learn that New Orleans’ adult literacy rate is lower than the national average—the New Orleans Community Data Center estimates the city has a 26 percent low-literacy rate among 18- to 64-year olds,…

Room 220 events ranked the 10th best places to get drunk with dorks in New Orleans

Stay online long enough, and you’re bound to end up in a listicle. It really came as no surprise to the folks at Room 220 that our events ended up this week on Buzzfeed’s list of the Top Ten Places…

Truth, meaning, and location can be lost, even in a book of maps: A review of UNFATHOMABLE CITY: A NEW ORLEANS ATLAS

Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas at a Happy Hour Salon from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the All Ways Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.). More details…

Andy Young, Khaled Hegazzi, and the Sweet Potato Boy of Tahrir Square

The Room 220 Happy Hour Salon with the creators of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas will feature readings by contributors such as Andy Young and Khaled Hegazzi, who will jointly present their essay, “The Ibis-Headed God of New Orleans,”…

ROOM 220 Presents: A Happy Hour Salon with Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, and the creators of UNFATHOMABLE CITY: A NEW ORLEANS ATLAS

Room 220 is pleased to present a Happy Hour Salon to celebrate the local launch of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the…

Two Big Class-tastic events Oct. 10 and 23 at the Press Street HQ

The eminent after-school education initiative Big Class–which, since earlier this year, has become an official part of Press Street and operates out of our headquarters–will offer two events this month to sign up students for workshops and activities and to…

On Solnit

Rebecca Solnit will give a live presentation titled “The Speed of Thoughts: Parades, Marches, Strolls, and Other Journeys Through Places and Ideas” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Nunemaker Hall at Loyola University New Orleans. The event is…

Early warning: Rebecca Solnit at Loyola Jan. 9

The wonderful Rebecca Solnit will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 in Nunemaker Hall on Loyola University New Orleans’ main campus. Stay tuned for a fairly gushing post by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin on the…

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