Author Archives: Brian R. Friedman

A+ Schools add the arts to STEM, creates STEAM


It’s a simple equation for many schools today: pressure to improve standardized test scores equals more focus on the stem subjects – science, technology, engineering, and math. And that equals less time for the arts. But research is showing there may be some flaws in that formula. George Rodrique explains why. Read More »

NOLA-set film seeks test audience

The cast of "Laundry Day" on set after a day of filming.

After moving from Los Angeles in 2006, filmmaker Randy Mack found himself most at home in the part of town where the lower French Quarter meets the Marigny triangle. The neighborhood’s people and its haunts -- Checkpoint Charlie’s, ... Read More »

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