NEW ORLEANS NEWS
Today marks the start of the 10 th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, with speakers scheduled throughout the city. One expert sees New Orleans enhancing its reputation as a place embracing change.
Democrats are having a moment. They managed to win a House seat in Republican-leaning, industrial Pennsylvania and a Senate seat in the deep-red state of Alabama. Party leaders say those back-to-back special elections are proof that GOP-friendly centrists can win as Democrats in some races, even as the party is welcoming a growing number of progressives. They hope that strategy will help them win control in Congress in 2018, but some Democrats worry a big tent identity will make it harder for...
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THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life: Time to celebrate the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival with Thomas Keith, co-editor with Peggy L. Fox of "The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin." In addition to being author and publisher, the two men shared a 40-year friendship. Keith and Fox will discuss the letters at the Festival this coming weekend. We also talk with novelist Minrose Gwin , another Festival guest who's debuting a riveting Southern novel, "Promise," about the 1936 tornado that devastated Tupelo, Miss.