Arts & Culture

This week on The Reading Life Joel Dinerstein talks about his new book, “Jazz: A Quick Immersion.”

And poet Gina Ferrara talks about her new collection, “Weight of the Ripened.”

Hosted by Lauren Malara and Travis Lux, Life Raft explores your questions about living with climate change.
Laura Sanders

If you’re like us, climate change leaves you with a lot of questions, and they’re not about the rate of ocean warming — they’re about practical things that affect our everyday lives. So, for us and for you, we created a podcast about it.

American Routes Shortcuts: Trudy Lynn

Oct 23, 2020
Trudy Lynn
American Routes

Trudy Lynn, born Lee Audrey Nelms, grew up surrounded by music in Houston. Duke and Peacock Records, two Black-owned labels were blocks from her home.  She saw legends like Joe Hinton and Bobby "Blue" Bland by the Club Matinee on her way to school. Her parents loved blues, and Trudy sang while her father tap-danced and played harmonica on the porch. She also sang in church, started a girl group, the Chromatics, with her school friends, became a vocalist with Clarence Green, and opened for Ike and Tina Turner. In 1989, she went solo on a recording called Trudy Sings the Blues.

Photo courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery

Conversation with gallerist Arthur Roger.

 Art in the Time of Empathy, is an exhibition of gallery and invited artists examining the year 2020 as an historical moment and a transformative time. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street, until December 19, 2020. More info is available online at 

This week on The Reading Life: Our geographer-in-chief Richard Campanella talks about his new book, “The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography.” Westwego! Algiers! Marrero! here we come!

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