Thomas Mann

H.D. Lanaux talks about how his family's business, Langenstein's Grocery, has provided service to New Orleans for decades. Plus, jewelry designer Thomas Mann discusses how food inspires his techno-romantic creations.

Ana Zorilla of the LA-SPCA discusses the organizations' latest activities; a group of panelists from Louisiana Cultural Vistas profile several stories in the latest issue; and Robert Christgau reviews Ani DeFranco's latest album.

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

This week on The Reading Life, artist Thomas Mann talks about his new how-to book, Metal Artists' Workbench: Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw, and poet Katherine Soniat drops by to read from The Swing Girl.