Topic: culture

section of a circa 1930 postcard showing Antoine's restaurant
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Wish You Were Here

Postcards depicting travel scenes and inscribed with cryptic messages are a dwindling form of communication.

illustration of a book
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Black Studies Book Club

The Africana Studies Program has launched its new Black Studies Book Club. “Our plans are to bring in a scholar (once per semester) whose recent publication has shifted the conversation in Africana Studies to deliver a public lecture and to facilitate a more intimate, book club–style conversation,” said Mia L. Bagneris, director of the Africana Studies Program.https://tulane.it/black-studies-book-club

Tulane marching band performs in Dubai
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Marching Band in Dubai

The Tulane University Marching Band played at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai on Nov. 28, 2021. The band took the stage as the only college band to perform on U.S. National Day. Formerly known as the World’s Fair, the six-month Expo began Oct. 1 and will run through March 31, 2022. World Expo showcases innovation and culture from 192 countries, with 25 million visitors worldwide expected to attend. It had been postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.https://tulane.it/band-in-dubai

Circa 1960 photo of the Beatles with Stuart Sutcliffe
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In the Mist of Memory: The Beatles and My JYA Experience

A recollection of a ‘what-if’ rock ’n’ roll encounter in a Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn club 60 years ago.

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MONUMENT STUDY

School of Architecture professors Tiffany Lin and Emilie Taylor Welty, and Lisa Molix, psychology professor at the School of Science and Engineering, will study how members of the community react to public spaces and monuments that memorialize contentious historical figures and events. They will use their findings to develop the framework for an advanced architecture research studio that examines strategies to bridge the gap between architects and the general public.https://tulane.it/monument-study

Gentilly Days iron sign in a neutral ground in a Gentilly New Orleans suburb
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Gentilly Days

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller embarks on a road trip to pursue the meaning of class and the truth about the iconic 1960s Southern novels The Moviegoer and To Kill a Mockingbird.

choir singing in virtually
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Song of Inclusiveness

Music professor leads virtual choir in song of inclusiveness

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PORTRAIT COMMISSIONED

The Newcomb Art Museum will commemorate the life of the late Kim Boutte, a member of the Fi Yi Yi Mardi Gras Indian tribe and a longtime Sodexo employee at Tulane, through a portrait by New Orleans–based artist Brandan “BMike” Odums. The portrait, still being created, is in response to calls from the Tulane community to honor Boutte’s contribution to the cultural landscape of New Orleans and the connections she made with students.https://tulane.it/portrait-commissioned

Earl Long, 1959
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Politics, Louisiana Style

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