Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

March 7, 2018
by kbekisz20
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The Painting of Edgar Degas

For my final presentation, I will be learning about the work of Edgar Degas in general, but especially how it related to New Orleans. When he was painting there, he found something that inspired him, and I plan to explore … Continue reading

March 1, 2018
by bekisz20
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How Jazz Culture Came to Be in New Orleans vs NYC

The cultures of New Orleans and New York are rich with old and new traditions that have endured from their conception to the present. Each city has been a pioneer in American culture, particularly in the realm of jazz.  Many of the traditions and cultural hallmarks of New Orleans have never left the city and remain virtually unknown … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
by dietz21
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St. Louis Cathedral

New Orleans is a place that is rich in religion and culture. Various religions from different places around the world have helped shape this unique city. Due to the influx of of people from various cultures, many religions began to … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
by vanderzon21
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Jean Lafitte (Laffite)

There are many stories contributing to the mystique of Pirate’s Alley, an infamous side street in New Orleans. One of the many infamous rumors is that Pirate’s Alley was the route through which many smugglers and pirates brought their stolen goods to … Continue reading

February 22, 2018
by JGB
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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 21, 2018
by ahson21
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The Vampires of New Orleans

The idea of vampires has been around for centuries. The topic has been explored on numerous occasions in books such as Dracula and The Twilight Saga and in the teen sitcom Vampire Diaries. However, these mythical creatures aren’t just limited to the confines of Forks, … Continue reading

February 20, 2018
by JGB
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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

At 15:40 into this video, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah explains, before playing the tune with his group, the genesis of “Ku Klux Police Department.”

February 20, 2018
by JGB
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Beyoncé, “Formation”

…the images are very much an homage to the black South, which is often forgotten, you know, in movements. And I don’t know why, because we keep having to return to the black South, you know, as we should. It’s … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
by gaile17

“You Next”

At 5:30 in the morning, while most of us are still sound asleep, the Northside Skull and Bones Gang members are emerging from cemeteries and waking up Tremé for Mardi Gras. Their message? “You Next” This is their way of … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
by byrd19

Lulu White

The salacious history of Storyville is a prime example of unusual components combining in a way they only could in an area as varied and incomprehensible as New Orleans. Storyville was the center of legalized prostitution in New Orleans from … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
by dietz21


Almost every big city has or has had a red light district at one point or another. New Orleans is no exception, Basin Street, which would later become Storyville was New Orleans’s own place for alcohol sale, gambling, prostitution, and … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
by ahson21

Angola Prison

Judicial systems are a necessary part of every modern society; and New Orleans, Louisiana is no different.  Prior to 1835, State and local prisoners were held in a New Orleans city jail. However, by 1835 the prison fell victim to vermin … Continue reading

February 10, 2018
by kbekisz20


The krewes of New Orleans are a time-honored tradition that have become integrated into the culture of Mardi Gras. Krewes are societies that operate for the purpose of parading during the carnival season surrounding Mardi Gras, and there are a … Continue reading