The last time we saw Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor, we were shaking our bones to Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers at the Jazzfest fairgrounds. Now arrives their documentary, directed by Logsdon and produced by Faulknor, telling about a storied New Orleans neighborhood that barely appears in the textbooks — even though in the [...]
A few months after Hurricane Katrina, Ed Pincus and Lucia Small went on a road trip though the South to trace the stories of Americans who had lost not just their homes but also their trust in the government in the storm. Along with heartbreaking stories of FEMA trailers, red tape, grief and loss, they [...]
A few pictures from the city I used to call home, the town where Priscilla met Elvis. More Wiesbaden facts: The thermal springs of Wiesbaden were first mentioned in Pliny the Elder‘s Naturalis Historia in 121. By 1800, there were 2,239 inhabitants and twenty-three bath houses. Among visitors to the springs were Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, [...]
Aki Kaursmäki’s Leningrad Cowboys Go America is the reason that for the last 18 years, I have not been able to buy a bag of onions without smiling. The mock heroic road movie was a formative film for me, but it’s not available on DVD in the U.S. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, [...]
How not to do local color, y’all. Director Jim McBride lays on the Louisiana stereotypes in this Southern cop romance. From the first “Where are you at?” to the last gumbo party, the New Orleans details feel second-hand to me–and I’m just a German boy who happened to live there for a little while. I [...]
A pro-shot video from my favorite concert of the year, Bruce Springsteen closing out the first weekend of JazzFest. More from the Times. Previously.
“Sometime, somewhere, a more dramatic and exhilarating confluence of music with moment may have existed,” wrote The Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis. “But in nearly 40 years of concert-going, I haven’t witnessed one.” That Times-Picayune link is dead, but now there’s YouTube! NYT Article