NolaVie Presents : Culture


Bring your own: "Oh Beautiful Storm" by Gian Smith

This story revolves around the theme “Where I’m From” and was a very special edition of Bring Your Own. At this event, the stories were scored to live music, and things got experimental. Here, Gian Smith tells a story about scrubbing Katrina off his mom’s living room floor, which led to his poem "Oh Beautiful Storm." Read More »

Up On A Pedestal: Margaret

The work: Margaret Haughery statue at intersection of Camp and Prytania streets in the Lower Garden District AKA: “Our Margaret,” “Bread Woman of New Orleans,” “Angel of the Delta” Born in Ireland in 1813, Margaret Haughery’s early life ... Read More »

Up on a Pedestal: The Fountain of the Four Winds

Welcome to “Up on a Pedestal!” I am delighted to bring you periodic tales of bronze and stone. This is the first in the series. One of New Orleans’ finest sculptors, Enrique Alfèrez, was born in 1901 in ... Read More »

Silver Threads: Humanities today

At so near the age of 80 that I’m already pondering which grand New Orleans restaurant I’ll be dining at on my birthday next month, I have a few problems remembering some things. Not the usual “what did ... Read More »

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