Topic: New Orleans

Earl Long, 1959
New Orleans

Politics, Louisiana Style

Angus Lind recalls colorful Louisiana politicians and other assorted characters, and a few memorable quotes from the state’s history.

New Orleans

Deep Dive In The Jazz Archive

New Orleans jazz is a living, breathing, evolving force, but its origins in the early 20th century require special preservation. That is the job of the Hogan Jazz Archive.

Cuba by Shutterstock
New Orleans

The Cuba Connection

Angus Lind explores the cultural ties between Cuba and New Orleans, sometimes described as “Latin America’s most northern city.”

New Orleans

Empire Exhibit

If one could enter a door that leads inside a mind full of historic memories, that experience might feel the same as walking through the EMPIRE exhibit at the Newcomb Art Museum.

Wave of the World. Photograph by Crista Rock
New Orleans

Feminists in the Visual Arts

Lynda Benglis created The Wave of the World when she won a contest sponsored by the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans. Owned by the city of Kenner, Louisiana, The Wave of the World sat in disrepair for years after Katrina until the Helis Foundation funded its restoration. The sculpture/fountain is now on display in a City Park lagoon by the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Bryan Batt with Pontchartrain Beach memorabilia
New Orleans

Bryan Batt: Actor & Author

Actor Bryan Batt (A&S ’87) knows that a career in show business can have as many twists and turns as a carnival ride.

Convocation 2018
New Orleans

My New Orleans Moment

When did you first know you were a New Orleanian?

Watercolor image of Thomas Beller
New Orleans

Gathering Moss

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller reflects on arriving to teach at Tulane 10 years ago and making New Orleans his home. 

While All-American running back Eddie Price (pictured) did not actually appear in the 1949 film Father Was a Fullback, the Tulane team scored a mention in the movie. Price led the Green Wave to the Southeastern Conference football championship that year, for real. (Photo of Eddie Price Courtesy Tulane University Archives)
New Orleans

Gridiron Glory in the Movies

As the regular college football season transitions into bowl season, and then into “Wait till next year!” mode, all the football fan can do is hope his/her team is going to a bowl game — or in desperation satisfy a craving by watching a favorite football movie or game replays.

Monique Cola
New Orleans

Monique Cola: Scientist & Principal

Monique Cola (G ’04) trained as a neuroscientist, then pivoted to an academic career — for the love of research. Now, as principal of Sci High, she encourages high schoolers to be STEM-literate and to consider STEM careers.