Three decades after her death at the age of 101, Clementine Hunter is now considered one of the most important folk artists in American history.
In this multi-part investigative series, the Bayou Brief explores the life and legacy of Louisiana’s most consequential painter and the ways in which her work has been both rightfully celebrated and criminally exploited since her death.
Award-winning writer Jason Berry’s new book is the definitive history of New Orleans, a 300-year-old city that challenges, defies, yet still exemplifies the American mythos.
For his final article of 2018, publisher Lamar White, Jr. sat down with Berry for a candid conversation about the past, present, and future of New Orleans.
In this comprehensive analysis of the 2018 midterms, Lamar White, Jr. unpacks how an emerging generation of Southerners can learn from the past in order to reshape the future.
When I shared Sen. Hyde-Smith’s comment about being on the front row of a public hanging, I didn’t characterize it as a joke for a reason.
Two Louisiana political advisors seemed destined for an office in the West Wing, until a scandal sank Gary Hart’s campaign.
Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke has permanently changed how campaigns should be run in the age of social media, and in so doing, he has reintroduced the fundamentals of retail politics, a style of electioneering that Louisiana had once mastered more fully than anywhere else.
The African-American Caddo Parish Commissioner has championed the removal of a Confederate monument at the parish courthouse.
A small Southern Baptist college in Pineville, LA tried to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that they refused to hire a football coach because he has “Jewish blood.”
That’s just the latest chapter in the decline of a once-respected liberal arts university.
In his clashes with the press, the Kingfish used legislation, slander, and even physical force to control the message.
Louisiana’s greatest asset is its multiculturalism, but the state’s greatest liability is arguably a more defining characteristic: Bigotry and intolerance are still the most powerful organizing forces in state and local politics.