Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

February 22, 2018
by John Gregory Brown
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Baquet Links

Dean Baquet interviews Jay-Z Dean Baquet at The New York Times: Dean Baquet is executive editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in May 2014. Mr. Baquet serves in the highest ranked position in The Times’s newsroom … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
by John Gregory Brown
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Deborah Luster

There’s a political component to “One Big Self,” of course. By creating present-day inmate portraits that appear to be antiques, Luster slyly suggests that while the rest of the world has undergone social and technological sea changes, incarceration is essentially … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
by John Gregory Brown
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Beyond the Page

A quadroon nurse followed them about with a faraway, meditative air. — Kate Chopin, The Awakening. (2) Kim Vaz-Deville, author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition: