Ryan SparksPHOTOS, PHOTONOLA13

Photographers Recast the Main Roles of Classical Masterpieces

Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien recreate famous paintings but reassign the race and gender of the subjects in an attempt to address the rigidity of stereotypes

Ryan SparksPHOTOS, PHOTONOLA13
Southern Glossary

Southern Glossary's 2013 Gift Guide

The holidays are here, and we've put together a list of interesting gifts for the Southern art lover on your list.  

Southern Glossary
Southern Glossary's 2013 Gift Guide
Brad RhinesTHEATER, FRINGE13

Icarus [Feature Preview]

Combining aerial acrobatics with mythology, Icarus attempts to subvert the idea of knowing your limits.  Brad Rhines talks with Rachel Strickland to get the origin story of this show.  

Brad RhinesTHEATER, FRINGE13
Icarus [Feature Preview]
Ryan SparksTHEATER, FRINGE13

New 'Immersive Experience' Category Dares Performers & Audiences at N.O. Fringe

A new category at this year's Fringe invites performers to fully capture the minds of their audiences.  We take a look at three shows and how they plan to do it.  

Ryan SparksTHEATER, FRINGE13
Ryan SparksFRINGE13, Annual

Antebellum [Feature Preview]

Antebellum is one of the most anticipated shows at Fringe this year.  We discuss how its archetypes persist into today's creative consciousness with co-creator Leah Loftin.

Ryan SparksFRINGE13, Annual
Ryan SparksFRINGE13, THEATER

New Orleans History Presented at Fringe

Several shows in this year's Fringe draw inspiration from New Orleans' sordid history.  We talked with the people behind two plays--one set in the Storyville red light district and the other in a Jim Crow-era courtroom.

Ryan SparksFRINGE13, THEATER
Brad RhinesTHEATER, FRINGE13

Butcher Holler Here We Come [Feature Preview]

Fringe veterans Aztec Economy bring a new psychological drama set in the bottom of a caved in West Virginia Coal Mine.  

Brad RhinesTHEATER, FRINGE13
Butcher Holler Here We Come [Feature Preview]

Navigating the Land of Opportunity: New Platform Looks at Post-Crisis Rebuilding

A brand new experimental platform about post-crisis community (re)building in America puts storytelling, data, and calls to action in one interactive space.  We speak with Luisa Dantas, the filmmaker who has brought the site to fruition after seven years of work.

Brad RhinesART, ISSUE 10

Cohabitate with Abraham Lincoln in New Art Installation by Skylar Fein

Abraham Lincoln shared a bed with several men during his life, but his motivations are lost to history.  Brad Rhines talks to artist Skylar Fein about his new large-scale historical reconstruction installation where visitors can personally explore one chapter of Lincoln's past.  

Brad RhinesART, ISSUE 10

At the Mercy of the King Tides: Coastal Life On the Outer Islands of Yap

Justin Nobel draws parallels between coastal Louisiana and the Outer Islands of Yap in Micronesia, another place made vulnerable by rising water and provides a fascinating photo essay.

Ryan SparksPHOTOS, ART, WATER

Isle de Jean Charles Photographed by its Own Young Residents

Photographer and teacher Terri Garland visited the imperiled community of Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana this past summer to teach young kids the tools and language of basic photography, then let them loose to shoot their own home landscape.  See what they thought was worth capturing.

Ryan SparksPHOTOS, ART, WATER
Brad RhinesTHEATER, ART, WATER

Resourceful 'Possum Kingdom' is a Bayou Fable About Environmental Extortion

Brad Rhines visits with playwright Andrew Vaught, whose new play, Possum Kingdom, is an example of how theater and allegory can push us towards action 

Brad RhinesTHEATER, ART, WATER

The Scars of Our Connections: Edward Burtynsky's 'Water'

Edward Burtynsky's latest exhibition of his large-scale photography, Water, offers an almost overwhelming view of our relationship with water: the ways we rely on it, use it, revere it, and demean it.  Jill Ensley responds.  

Brad RhinesNOFF REVIEWS

'A WAREHOUSE ON TCHOUPITOULAS' IS REBUILT FROM MEMORY

Brad Rhines takes a look at a nostalgic documentary about the main stop in New Orleans during the heyday of classic rock tours.

Brad RhinesNOFF REVIEWS
Ryan SparksNOFF REVIEWS

'THE RETRIEVAL' FAILS TO CAPTURE

Two black men working for a bounty hunter are sent off to lure a freed slave in this independent film, but does the premise live up to the performers' capabilities? 

Ryan SparksNOFF REVIEWS
Ryan SparksNOFF REVIEWS

'CAN'T STOP THE WATER' WON'T STOP AFTER WORLD PREMIERE

A short documentary focuses on the lives of a Native American tribe trying to cope with their slowly disappearing homeland

Ryan SparksNOFF REVIEWS
Ryan SparksNOFF, FILM, MUSIC

THE RESURRECTION OF JAMES BOOKER

Thirty years after his death, director Lily Keber brings pianist James Booker to life again in New Orleans..  Now it's time for her to step back and let him play.  

Ryan SparksNOFF, FILM, MUSIC
THE RESURRECTION OF JAMES BOOKER