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Wendell Pierce's new memoir 'Wind in the Reeds' explores his New Orleans roots

Actor Wendell Pierce shared excerpts from his new memoir, Wind in the Reeds, with an enraptured audience this past weekend in Brooklyn, New York.

Radio host Terrance McKnight hosted the intimate brunch, which filled Central Brooklyn’s Skylight Gallery. 682 more words


The Treme.

If you haven’t already taken the time out of your life to watch to watch the entire series called “Treme
I insist that if you are an American (or a Non-American, for that matter) with any heart, you do so as soon as possible. 108 more words

Americana Injustica: The Most Forgettable Memoir Ever Written

Moon over palmetto trees

Bike rides and walks through New Orleans.

I’m not sure what draws me to a particular place. It’s often instinct or a curiosity for something unknown—a break from the rudimentary. 1,656 more words


Writer-Director Agnieszka Holland on Early Work in 'Pictures of Life'

In her long and celebrated career, Polish writer-director Agnieszka Holland has written films for legendary helmers such as Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieslowski, and garnered Oscar and Emmy nominations for films like “Europa, Europa” as well as series such as “Treme.” This year, Holland earned raves for directing episodes of “House of Cards.” But it was her work on the Polish omnibus film “Pictures of Life” in 1976 that brought her first mention in Variety. 469 more words


Obama To New Orleans: 'You Inspire Me, And America'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. 777 more words

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Iberville Housing Projects.

They were built in 1940 as part of the Wagner Act,  a Federal plan to subsidize housing for  low-income families. They were low-rise, built of brick in the super block configurations that were considered attractive and modern in their time. 585 more words

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