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5:26 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

The End Of Summer Means The End Of 'Snowballs' In New Orleans

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4:19 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

St. Charles Streetcar Line Named National Historic Landmark

An historic Perley Thomas 900 series streetcar still in operation on the St. Charles Line, one of nine new national historic landmarks announced Tuesday by the Department of the Interior.
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The St. Charles streetcar line is one of nine new national historic landmarks announced Tuesday by the Department of the Interior.

The St. Charles Line has been in operation since 1835, making it the oldest continuously working street railway in the country.

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Inside the Arts
2:13 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Inside The Arts: JFK's Nephew Speaks At Loyola, John Biguenet's Broomstick, Art For Arts' Sake

Mark Kennedy Shriver

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with JFK's nephew, Mark Kennedy Shriver. He'll speak about Sargent Shriver, his legendary father, in a guest appearance at Loyola University.

Then, we catch up with acclaimed writer John Biguenet. His latest play, Broomstick, opens the new season for Southern Rep Theater.

And Art for Arts' Sake kicks off Saturday. We talk with artist Deedra Ludwig about her new exhibit, Art, Environment & Observations at LeMieux Galleries.

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The Reading Life
1:31 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

The Reading Life With Gregory Benford And Ralph Adamo

Gregory Benford

This week on The Reading Life: Award-winning science fiction writer Gregory Benford, whose most recent novel, co-authored with Larry Niven, is Shipstar. He will be the featured speaker at this weekend’s ContraFlow, the fourth annual science fiction and fantasy convention.

And poet Ralph Adamo talks about his new book, Ever: Poems 2000-2014.

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Inside the Arts
8:22 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Inside The Arts: An Iliad Starring Denis O'Hare, MASNO's Cara McCool, Samuel Beckett's Endgame

Cara McCool, MASNO's new executive director

This week on Inside the Arts, Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare opens the Contemporary Arts Center's season with An Iliad. This adaptation of Homer's The Iliad focuses on what it means to be a nation at war today.

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Reading Life With Baskerville Studios And James Nolan

Baskerville Studios Press

This week on The Reading Life: Book artists Amelia Bird and Katie Wollan of Baskerville Studio talk about classes and workshops coming up at their nonprofit letterpress printing and book arts pied-à-terre.

James Nolan debuts his new book, You Don’t Know Me: New and Selected Stories.

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DerpyCon South
6:15 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

These 'Little Ponies' Draw Out The Bronies

Laura Ducros as a glowing, rainbow sword-bearing armored cartoon pony at this year's DerpyCon South, a "brony" convention held in New Orleans.
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Bronies — members of an unexpectedly vibrant culture celebrating the animated series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” — will tell you that New Orleans got 20 percent cooler this weekend thanks to DerpyCon South.

Why 20 percent? Because that’s how Rainbow Dash, a character in the Hasbro toy company’s animated series, would describe it. The show has spawned an Internet phenomenon.

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5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Jambalaya For 100? No Problem.

Cooking huge quantities of jambalaya is more complicated than it looks. Jay Grush crowdsourced and created the Jambalaya Calculator to help cooks scale up jambalaya recipes up to 25 gallons.
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A good cook can spend years getting the flavor and seasoning in a single pot of jambalaya just right.

But when there are lots of portions to serve — like a tailgate party or big family gathering — scaling up a classic and complicated recipe like jambalaya can get tricky.

That’s where Jay Grush comes in. Grush goes by the name “StadiumRat” on an LSU sports message board called A few years ago, he started a dialogue with other food aficionados on the site’s Food and Drink discussion board.

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3:57 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

New Orleans Student Receives Nation's Top Honor For Young Poets

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a poetry reading in honor of the 2014 National Student Poets (from left: Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, Julia Falkner and Weston Clark) in the Blue Room of the White House.
White House

Michelle Obama has introduced the newest class of National Student Poets, including a student from New Orleans — Madeleine Lecesne, 18, of Lusher Charter School.

The five 15- to 18-year-old poets will promote the reading, writing and appreciation of poetry during a year of service as literary ambassadors, particularly among young people.

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5:26 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Two New Minors For Loyola University Students

Loyola University has launched two new minors — social media and environmental communication.
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The Loyola University School of Mass Communication has launched two new minors — social media and environmental communication.

Courses in the social media minor include social media strategies, communications writing, digital communications, photography and videography.

The environmental minor is intended for students studying hard sciences, due to an increasing demand for scientists who can clearly communicate complex issues to the public.