Hey guys, Ryan Sparks (@ryandsparks) here. I just finished helming the @BeingNOLA account for a week. I had a lot of fun, and hopefully I introduced you to a few things about the city you didn't know or at least entertained you. Here's a recap of my recommendations in case you missed them all. Except for music. There's just too much to mention there.
Check them out and come back soon to see the next Southern Glossary issue all about the complexities of Bourbon Street. Have questions? Follow me and send me a DM. Interested in writing for Southern Glossary? E-mail us!
Bienville's Dilemma - Richard Campanella records the geographic history of New Orleans from the formation of the delta through the Katrina recovery in 60+ detailed essays.
Bourbon Street - Richard Campanella's brand new book is a history of New Orleans' most famous street and how its culture and image has changed through the centuries. We will have an excerpt from this book in our next issue!
1 Dead in Attic - Chris Rose - At the time of Katrina Chris Rose worked for the Times-Picayune as a columnist. This book collects his post-K columns which are full of agony, anger, and emotional surveys of the tiny steps toward recovery. My recommended "Katrina Book."
Coming Through Slaughter - Michael Ondaatje - A fictional account of Buddy Bolden, a cornet player who had a major influence on New Orleans' jazz at the turn of the 20th century. The Storyville photographer EJ Bellocq is also a character. Humid, poetic prose.