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Treme S4 E2: Death’s Grip On New Orleans

HBO’s New Orleans-based drama Treme is down to its final three episodes. The action is picking up dramatically as story lines resolve with Shakesperian suddenness and finality. Those of us […]

Thornton Dial’s Hard Truths at NOMA

The goat is probably the wrong place to start a discussion of Thornton Dial‘s art, but how often does a spray-painted silver goat show up on the walls of NOMA? […]

Clearing the Desk: Spector, Smiths and Elvis

Yesterday, I wrote about a few books on my desk that slipped to the back burner. Here are a few albums that met the same undeserved, neglected fate: Phil Spector […]

The Reading List: Oil and Water, Portishead and the Stooges

We’ve spent most of the last month dealing with Christmas, the February issue and the Best of the Beat. Here’s some of the stuff that landed on my desk that […]

An Inventive Romeo and Juliet

The strength of the Nola Project‘s Shakespeare productions has been their homemade inventiveness. The company has used it wits and creativity to overcome budgetary restrictions, usually to effective results. In […]

Voodoo: The Morning (+1) After

This year’s Voodoo came as close as it ever has yet to realizing the idea of integrating the larger rock/pop world with New Orleans music. While some missed the firepower […]

Prospect.2: Sophia is Here

One of the site-specific pieces in Prospect.2 didn’t make it in time for opening weekend. Francesco Vezzoli‘s statue “Portrait of Sophia Loren as the Muse of Antiquity (after Giorgio de […]

Van Hunt: Thinning the Herd

Last night’s Van Hunt show at Tipitina’s presented easily the most uncompromising popular music I’ve heard since Sparks. He found his audience through his self-titled debut album that presented him […]

Nothing Pretty

His time in New Orleans was transitional for Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor. In Pretty Hate Machine, Daphne Carr examines not the early days of the band but its impact […]

Stax in the ’70s

Concord Records has been reissuing the Stax Records catalog since acquiring it in 2004, but if it’s releasing them in a systematic way, the system has eluded me. Nonetheless, I […]