arts & culture http://wwno.org en The Reading Life With Katy Simpson Smith And Nicholas Meis http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-katy-simpson-smith-and-nicholas-meis <div class="ii gt m147ff43a3bab48ea adP adO" id=":bj"><div class="a3s" id=":bi" style="overflow: hidden;"><div bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on The Reading Life, host Susan Larson talks with historian turned novelist Katy Simpson Smith, whose gorgeous </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">The Story of Land and Sea</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the big fall debuts this season.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And we'll hear from Nicholas Meis, author of </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Hurricanes from the Start.</i></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Susan Larson 66869 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: Anais St. John-Last Dance; Culture Collision; Herlin Riley http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-anais-st-john-last-dance-culture-collision-herlin-riley <p></p><p><span style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><i style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts</i><span style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">, jazz vocalist Anais St. John brings back the disco era with </span><i style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">Last Dance: A Tribute to Donna Summer</i><span style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">. St. John talks with us about her high energy performance.</span><span style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 66862 at http://wwno.org Deutsches Haus Can Keep German Design http://wwno.org/post/deutsches-haus-can-keep-german-design <p>The Deutsches Haus can look German, after all.</p><p>The New Orleans City Council has overruled a planning commission decision that told the German cultural organization to dial-down the Germanic design. The commission wanted a new design that would blend into the Bayou St. John neighborhood.</p><p>The New Orleans Advocate reports that Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who represents the district where the building is proposed, called the commission’s actions “a bit misguided.”</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:41:35 +0000 Eileen Fleming 66680 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Michael Pitre And Gina Ferrara http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-michael-pitre-and-gina-ferrara <p>This week on The Reading Life: Michael Pitre, whose splendid new novel of the Iraq war is called <em>Fives and Twenty-Fives.</em> We’ll also hear from Gina Ferrara, whose new collection of poems is titled <em>Carville.</em></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Susan Larson 66519 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: Nine Lives Commemorates Katrina Anniversary, Tracy Letts' BUG, Cindy Scott Sings http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-nine-lives-commemorates-katrina-anniversary-tracy-letts-bug-cindy-scott-sings <p></p><p><span style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">Coming up on Inside the Arts,&nbsp;</span><i style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;">Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans</i><span style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.5;"> commemorates the 9th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina at Le Petit Theatre. We talk with guitarist Paul Sanchez.</span></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 66495 at http://wwno.org Ain't Dere No More: Sydney Besthoff Reflects On K&B http://wwno.org/post/aint-dere-no-more-sydney-besthoff-reflects-kb <p></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 66267 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: Sleepover The Musical, Saints And Sisters Radio Drama, And Batiste's Indelible Mark http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-sleepover-musical-saints-and-sisters-radio-drama-and-batistes-indelible-mark <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>Inside the Arts</em>, &nbsp;girl talk, pillow fights and pranks close out the summer season of Crescent City Lights Youth Theater with the musical <em>Sleepover</em>.</span></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:09:58 +0000 Diane Mack 66266 at http://wwno.org Please, No More Mason Jars: Judy Walker And Brett Anderson On 'Southern Food' http://wwno.org/post/please-no-more-mason-jars-judy-walker-and-brett-anderson-southern-food <p>What makes Southern food what it is? Why is it becoming such a national restaurant trend? Why do they serve all the cocktails in Mason jars?</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162886652&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:49:55 +0000 Jason Saul & Alison Fensterstock 66227 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Film Prize pared down to 20 finalists http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-film-prize-pared-down-20-finalists Organizers of the Louisiana Film Prize narrowed the field of films vying for the $50,000 prize to 20 finalists during an event Tuesday evening at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 66222 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Todd Bol And Jeffrey Cohen http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-todd-bol-and-jeffrey-cohen <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">This week on The Reading Life: Todd </span>Bol<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">, founder of Little Free Libraries, and Jeffrey Cohen, whose new children’s book is </span><i style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever.</i></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Susan Larson 66175 at http://wwno.org