George Bishop’s Night of the Comet is Heartbreaking, Relatable
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George Bishop’s Night of the Comet is Heartbreaking, Relatable

If you’ve ever felt as though you’re living a life you weren’t supposed to live; if you’ve ever felt ashamed of your family; if you’ve ever felt that love is something reserved for fairy tales; if you’ve ever felt uncertain of the laws that govern your universe; heck, even if you’re just fascinated with astronomy; … Continue reading

Banned Books Week Wrap Up
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Banned Books Week Wrap Up

This past week, we’ve been celebrating Banned Books Week, which is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The theme for this year was “Books That Shaped America.” The event takes place during the last week of September and brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of … Continue reading

Susan Larson’s Revised Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans is a Must-Buy for New Orleans and Book Lovers Alike
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Susan Larson’s Revised Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans is a Must-Buy for New Orleans and Book Lovers Alike

“Don’t you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour – but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands – and who knows what to do with it?” ~ A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams I can tell you what I did – I … Continue reading

The 27th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival: The Pretentious Comic Con
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The 27th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival: The Pretentious Comic Con

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” These famous words of Tennessee Williams’ donned my t-shirt each day at the 27th annual Tennessee Williams Festival, which took place March 20-24 headquartered at The Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter. In my festive t-shirt, I attended panels … Continue reading