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Harry B. Silver (1922-2022), CenLa’s Most Celebrated Civic Champion Dies at 100

On Sept. 6, 1948, a little over two weeks after Harry Bernard Silver, a 26-year-old lawyer from East Orange,...

Losing Ground: How a Model of the Mississippi River Could Reshape the Future of Louisiana

A little-known building a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River has the potential to help people living in coastal communities across the globe.

Louisiana Redistricting: Awards Edition

"We’re saying we haven’t evolved at all. And that’s okay. We’ll continue to be dead last."--Rep. Barry Ivey

Get Out Your Red Crayons

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Huey P. Long III

An excerpt from the book "Fishing for Kings: The Last Hurrah of Huey P. Long."

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Part Two of our limited series on the "Dashing Despoiler"

The Dashing Despoiler

He came on to her gently, complimenting the high...

Two Shorts, Two Features: The 2021 New Orleans Film Festival Review Revue

Last week, the New Orleans Film Society wrapped up the 32nd annual New Orleans Film Festival, showcasing a diverse...

The Battle Lines of the Neutral Ground

CJ Hunt's powerful new documentary The Neutral Ground chronicles the sound and the fury over the removal of four Lost Cause monuments in New Orleans and reminds us why that represented only a first step in reclaiming the city's built environment from the vandalism of white supremacy.

A-Haunting We Will Go

Every region has legends of haunted locations; from the Winchester Mansion in San Jose, California, to the Stanley Hotel...

‘City of a Million Dreams’ Chronicles the Dangers and Mystic Pleasures of Living on the Threshold

In exploring the history and the meaning of jazz funerals, the uniquely New Orleans ritual that transforms a cortège into a celebratory parade, Jason Berry’s documentary reveals a powerful allegory about the spiritual core of America’s most fascinating city.

Corpus Precori: The Peculiar Custom of Petitioning the Dead

What do a 12-year-old leukemia victim from rural Cajun...

Who ARE These People? Sue Lincoln Returns and Is Taking a Look Around SWLA

A newer model silver pickup drove past me as an older guy behind the wheel offered a friendly wave,...

Holes in the Story: Huey P. Long, Carl Weiss, and the American Spectacle of Conspiracy

Featuring exclusive, previously unreleased photographs and reports that have been either buried with time or kept hidden from the public, this sweeping conclusion to the Bayou Brief's trilogy on the assassination of Huey P. Long unpacks a conspiracy theory that has persisted for more than 86 years and challenges the portrayals of his alleged assassin, Dr. Carl A. Weiss, Sr., as an innocent victim of a corrupt cover-up.

Book Review: Backrooms and Bayous by Robert Mann

Is Bob Mann the Zelig or Forrest Gump of Louisiana politics? Find out in Peter Athas' review of Mann's memoirs.

Losing Ground: How a Model of the Mississippi River Could Reshape the Future of Louisiana

A little-known building a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River has the potential to help people living in coastal communities across the globe.

Louisiana Redistricting: Awards Edition

"We’re saying we haven’t evolved at all. And that’s okay. We’ll continue to be dead last."--Rep. Barry Ivey

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Harry B. Silver (1922-2022), CenLa’s Most Celebrated Civic Champion Dies at 100

On Sept. 6, 1948, a little over two weeks after Harry Bernard Silver, a...

Losing Ground: How a Model of the Mississippi River Could Reshape the Future of Louisiana

A little-known building a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River has the potential to help people living in coastal communities across the globe.

Louisiana Redistricting: Awards Edition

"We’re saying we haven’t evolved at all. And that’s okay. We’ll continue to be dead last."--Rep. Barry Ivey

Get Out Your Red Crayons

It’s been nearly two years since I wrote to y’all, telling you I was...

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Losing Ground: How a Model of the Mississippi River Could Reshape the Future of Louisiana

A little-known building a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River has the potential to help people living in coastal communities across the globe.

Louisiana Redistricting: Awards Edition

"We’re saying we haven’t evolved at all. And that’s okay. We’ll continue to be dead last."--Rep. Barry Ivey

Get Out Your Red Crayons

It’s been nearly two years since I wrote to...

Huey P. Long III

An excerpt from the book "Fishing for Kings: The Last Hurrah of Huey P. Long."

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Losing Ground: How a Model of the Mississippi River Could Reshape the Future of Louisiana

A little-known building a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River has the potential to help people living in coastal communities across the globe.

Louisiana Redistricting: Awards Edition

"We’re saying we haven’t evolved at all. And that’s okay. We’ll continue to be dead last."--Rep. Barry Ivey