arts & culture

The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Authors John Biguenet and Richard Louth

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist and playwright John Biguenet, whose new work “Broomstick,” will have a staged reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. We'll also talk with New Orleans writing  marathon director Dr. Richard Louth, who'll be leading a group of writers around the French Quarter during the Festival weekend.

Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

26th Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Kicks Off in French Quarter

The 2012 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off a five-day celebration in the French Quarter.

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Inside the Arts
11:24 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Thornton Dial's "Hard Truths" Sparks Conversation at NOMA

The bold, edgy sculptures, paintings and drawings of artist Thornton Dial confront a darker side of humanity in the exhibit Hard Truths, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a look at these works, which span two decades.

SXSW: Live From Austin
11:49 am
Mon March 12, 2012

The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix

Katie Hayes Luke NPR

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 9:03 am

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SXSW is all about volume, in more ways than one. Roughly 2,000 acts perform at the four-day music festival every year, so to spend just three minutes with each in advance of the big event is to deny your friends and loved ones a solid 100 hours of your waking, undivided attention.

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Author Carolyn Morrow Long and Poet Bill Lavender

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with historian Carolyn Morrow Long, author of "Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House," and poet Bill Lavender, whose new memoir-in-verse is called "Memory Wing."

The Sound of Books
1:28 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

New Book From Award-Winning Journalist Debunks "Sybil" Claims

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the new book from award-winning journalist Debbie Nathan:  "Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case."

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Inside the Arts
10:52 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Fast Paced, Edgy Contemporary Ballet

He's hailed as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.  And now, Stephen Petronio ...

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Inside the Arts
10:09 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Thomas Mann: Mann's Mind

New Orleans contemporary jewelry artist and metal sculptor Thomas Mann is known for his trademark handcrafted techno-romantic jewelry.

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The Sound of Books
9:00 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Acclaimed New Stand-Alone Novel From "Easy Rawlins" Series Creator Walter Mosley

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the widely praised stand-alone novel by "Easy Rawlins" mystery series author Walter Mosley -- "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey."

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Inside the Arts
9:43 am
Thu February 16, 2012

2012 Mardi Gras Mask Market

The  countdown to the greatest free show on earth is upon us, and the revelry in the French Quarter will kick into high gear Friday, as the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Mask Market gets underway in the French Market. We go Inside the Arts...

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