NolaVie Presents : Literature

Artists In Their Own Words: Don Brown


Q: What’s an emotion that is the most difficult to translate into a drawing? A: Heartbreak. Legitimate heartbreak is too internal; you can’t just draw a sad face. It’s hard to get heartbreak into a drawing or a painting. The great masters have struggled with it. Read More »

Tweet to win on GiveNOLA Day!

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At NolaVie, we focus on the moments. We look for the local angle; gravitate toward passionate, neighborhood conversations; highlight the quirky happenings; and give you the stories that might otherwise fall by the wayside. Keep us quirking by participating in the second annual GiveNOLA Day on Tuesday, May 5. Read More »

Weekend: Literature and lots of drama


Shane's shout-out: Friday Derrick Freeman's Smokers World Hi-Ho Lounge, 10 PM Derrick Freeman swept the hip-hop categories at the 2014 Best of the Beat awards, adding yet another accolade to the celebrated percussionist, vocalist, actor, and all around ... Read More »

April Toole's Day at Irish House


As Americans read fewer and fewer books and feel generally more isolated in the technological age, there has emerged a response among lovers of literature that seems to address both issues — mass public book readings that engage attendees both literarily ... Read More »

Room 220 picks for Tennessee Williams festers

Clockwise, from top left: John Waters, Laila Lalami, Brigid Hughes, cover of Mixed Company, Saeed Jones, Vanessa Hutchinson, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré

The 2015 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival is upon us, and as it has for the past several years offers a smorgasbord of enticing literary events. Here are NolaVie content partner Room 220’s picks for the things you ... Read More »

NOLA literary names in the news

Clockwise from top left: A picture of Canal Street the LARB editors thought evoked "crime"; tintype photograph by Kevin Kline; collage of images by Jen Renninger that accompanies "We A Baddd People"; illustration of Lil Boosie by Rory Kurtz

Editors at literary partner Press Street: Room 220 recently took a stroll across the internet, and came up with this roundup of recent New Orleans- and Louisiana-related articles: Lil Boosie longread At Playboy, New Orleans journalist and criminal mitigation ... Read More »

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