Storyville: Voices From The University Of New Orleans http://wwno.org en Storyville: Finding It In The Sun http://wwno.org/post/storyville-finding-it-sun <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baseball season is underway. This is a sacred time where I’m from. Sun, grass, children playing in the park, all the memories of youth rushing back. But in New Orleans, the start of baseball season is but a placeholder: some 200 days until the Saints’ opening kickoff. This city lives on its own schedule.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I didn’t know this when I moved here.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:59:34 +0000 Eric Millman 58719 at http://wwno.org Storyville: 'A Moveable Race' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-moveable-race-0 <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:11:00 +0000 Lacar Musgrove 57041 at http://wwno.org Storyville: When Jesters Have Their Day http://wwno.org/post/storyville-when-jesters-have-their-day <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The guy next to me is wearing an orange fur coat and a red feather boa; his wife is dressed as a giant grape. Someone playing the trumpet looks like a cross between a post office employee and a Mad Max road warrior. I'm wearing an inflatable alligator on my head.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Adam Karlin 43387 at http://wwno.org Storyville: 'Grieving For The Pies I've Never Eaten' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-grieving-pies-ive-never-eaten <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’m a fan of most South Louisiana specialties — crawfish, king cake, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zapp’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Potato Chips, et cetera — but a few things make me feel like a traitor to my local roots: I prefer my coffee without chicory, I’m ambivalent about oysters, and I’m pretty sure I have never in my life eaten a </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hubig’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pie.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:53:58 +0000 Laura McKnight 53515 at http://wwno.org Storyville: 'Hollerin' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-hollerin <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">In Memory of Rod and Miss Imelda</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Man, I swear you could hear Rod coming all the way from clear across Broad Ave. Laughing that big throaty Rod laugh and hollering out his “Alrights!” and “Okays!” while that old rusty bike dodged those Guv Nicholls St. potholes, squeaking up a storm. Didn’t matter if you were a stranger or not, you were gonna catch a holler from Rod.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Woodlief Thomas 52601 at http://wwno.org Storyville: 'Not Exactly A Lady' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-not-exactly-lady <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I first visited New Orleans in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as a teenager with my father. He and four of his friends coordinated their business trips to meet here several times a year. They did </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">not </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bring their wives. They wound up their various meetings by late afternoon and drifted into the courtyard at the Hotel </span>Richelieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> one by one. Loosening ties and dropping jackets on the backs of chairs, they ordered double bourbons. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:04:50 +0000 Phyllis Dunham 49948 at http://wwno.org Storyville: Thirty http://wwno.org/post/storyville-thirty <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I take a job during the summer as a weekend crime reporter.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first morning nothing happens. Mostly, I bend my ear over the police radio. I’m listening for a 30 — the code for homicide — but the numbers jumble together in a messy soup of cop lingo.</span></p><p>I have a list of police stations and call them and ask if anything is happening.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“No, we’re quiet,” the dispatchers say.</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:10:36 +0000 Dan Lawton 48525 at http://wwno.org Storyville: Repaying Karmic Debt http://wwno.org/post/storyville-repaying-karmic-debt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I tell people I’m a high school teacher in New Orleans, they look at me like I’m a few inches taller than I was before. They look at me like I’m a saint, but if they heard how hard I laughed at things I shouldn’t, they wouldn’t assume I was so pious. This past week one of students in AP Language and Composition said Drake was the type of rapper who wears a pad when his girlfriend gets her period so he can feel her pain. Inappropriate? Definitely, but it’s lighthearted compared to the vitriol I used to spit at my teachers.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:03:37 +0000 Jonathan Brown 43964 at http://wwno.org Storyville: NOLA's Petals http://wwno.org/post/storyville-nolas-petals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;Just get in your car and drive, George.&quot;</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:36:11 +0000 Maurice Carlos Ruffin 45668 at http://wwno.org Jack Hopke And UNO Professor Richard Goodman Discuss New Storyville Series http://wwno.org/post/jack-hopke-and-uno-professor-richard-goodman-discuss-new-storyville-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new </span>Storyville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series &mdash; a collaboration between </span>WWNO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the university&rsquo;s Creative Writing Department.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:05:14 +0000 Jack Hopke 44834 at http://wwno.org