Category Archives: Research

All Saints’ Day in New Orleans

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of walking around St. Louis No. 3 with the lovely Poppy Tooker to talk about the cemetery for her fabulous radio show Louisiana Eats. Poppy’s love of New Orleans extends outside of … Continue reading

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Tales from the Crypt & Deep Sea: Marie Laveau’s Tomb and the Evening Star

I am VERY excited about my lecture “Tales from the Crypt & Deep Sea: Marie Laveau’s Tomb and the Evening Star” at the Louisiana Humanities Center (938 Lafayette St) this Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. Here are … Continue reading

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Dual Book Release Party!

My new book Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans is almost here! It will officially be available October 19th. WOO-HOO! The Book Release Party is Saturday, October 24th from 6pm to 9pm at Treo located at 3835 … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – Prohibition Lecture Today!

I have been so busy finishing my next two books and working on this lecture that I have not had time to promote it. But here it is – just in case. I will be delivering a lecture on New Orleans’ … Continue reading

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Let’s Rename New Orleans

I strongly approve of renaming the racist Lee Circle and tearing down the Robert E. Lee statue. I have complied a brief list of other streets, statues, institutions and buildings that also need to go. First off, let’s rename the … Continue reading

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The Day After Mardi Gras

THE DAY AFTER MARDI GRAS ‘Twas the day after Mardi Gras. All through the house Not a creature was stirring – not even a mouse. For the master and Madame were still yet a-bed, And the cook o’er the stove … Continue reading

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C-Span2 & BookTV

Right before I was scheduled to tape my lecture for C-Span’s BookTV at the Louisiana Book Festival, I got a text from a dear friend telling me that they were leaving their job to start producing porn. I know some … Continue reading

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WRBH Interview

In the spring, I did an interview with S.L. Alexander for the Writer’s Forum on WRBH 88.3 FM. Fun interview! Sherry and I were on a panel together at the Tennessee Williams Festival this year and it was great fun … Continue reading

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Louisiana Book Festival

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS! What could be better? I am very honored to take part in the 11th Annual Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge this Saturday, November 1st from 10am to 5pm at the State Library of Louisiana, the State … Continue reading

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National World War II Museum Lecture

I am very excited and extremely honored to be lecturing at one of my father’s and brother’s favorite museums – the National WWII Museum. Even though my brother Bill lives in Seattle, he has a membership and visits the museum … Continue reading

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