Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mascot Mondays

For the summer months, I am starting a new weekly blog: Mascot Mondays. Every Monday during the summer (at least until school starts) I will share an article from the Mascot. Yeah, I know today is Wednesday, so you can … Continue reading

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Happenings in New Orleans

I am blessed to have many wonderfully creative friends. And a lot of them have events this weekend! On Friday, June 1st, Kathryn Hobgood Ray aka Trixie la Femme aka Bernadette Shakey is performing the songs of Neil Young at … Continue reading

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Summer Resolutions

I am a huge proponent of resolutions and lists. I write up yearly goals every year and check them frequently. Right now I have some specific things I would like to accomplish this summer – mainly art, research, writing, house … Continue reading

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Pow! Pow!

Not being a big TV watcher, I am actually excited about the upcoming “mini-series” on the History Channel, The Hatfields and McCoys.    

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A Plague of Prostitutes

Some scholars have written that the “Mascot” was the first newspaper to suggest a legalized area for prostitution. While I have not been able to completely verify this (that would require checking all of the other newspapers), this is the … Continue reading

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Chainsaw Breath

I found my chainsaw “Tooth,” and it has been brought back to life!

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Cast Woes

It’s been three weeks now since I have been in my second round of casts. Things I forgot were difficult/impossible in a cast: typing, sleeping, peeling crawfish, walking puppies, opening jars, dancing without hitting anyone, going to Jazz Fest, using … Continue reading

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Videos from “Mascot” Lecture

For those of you so inclined… here are some video clips from my May 10th lecture at the Cabildo. I tried to break them up in clips that I thought was coherent. Here you go – in order. Also noted … Continue reading

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From my lecture’s program…

Brief History of the Mascot ┬áThe Mascot debuted on February 18, 1882. Founded by J.S. Bossier, Joseph Livesey, and George Osmond, during its thirteen-year run the weekly illustrated journal inspired multiple libel suits, frequent jail time for its editors, various … Continue reading

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Photo Recap of Cabildo Lecture

A Photo Recap of my May 10th lecture on the “Mascot” at the Cabildo.  

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