Category: Art
En Masque: Eco-friendly costuming

An important survival skill for any Louisiana native is the art of on-the-fly costuming. Sometimes, it’s an invitation to a costume-only birthday party in the middle of the holidays, or a breathless call offering last minute tickets to Mom’s Ball. Sometimes, it’s just Saturday night. I learned at an early age that a good costume can be pulled together in two hours or less. Great ones might take a little longer, but I’ve found that the more ...

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Category: Art
Graduating to a system that works

As the Christmas season gets into full swing, and we are reminded of the holiday clichés expounding the virtues of peace on earth and goodwill to men, it seems that some in our state haven’t gotten the message. Inequity and violence are as ubiquitous in New Orleans, and to a lesser degree in Baton Rouge, as the Mississippi River. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Orleans has the second widest income gap between the rich and the poor; Baton ...

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Category: Art
Art Deco Decadence in Miami’s SoBe

Devotees of architecture will drop their jaws in awe at the astounding array of Art Deco homes and hotels in Miami’s South Beach (SoBe). This quintessential beach community boasts the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the world. In what seems like a stage set, glamorous and glitzy beauties parade day and night past the pastel-painted buildings of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Scantly clad and statuesque, this cosmopolitan crowd ...

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