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Room 220: April Toole's Day


By Nathan Martin, Room 220

As Americans read fewer and fewer books and feel generally more isolated in the technological age, there has emerged a response among lovers of literature that seems to address both issues—mass public book readings that engage attendees both literarily and socially.


Runnin' on the River

Rock n' Roll Marathon Returns Sunday (Route, Closures)



Before the debauchery of Carnival begins in full, New Orleanians are taking to the streets for a healthier parade. On Sunday (1.24), the annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon is back in town. More than 15,000 runners are expected to cover the 26.2-mile, 12.1-mile races, and new 10k races. The runs step off at 7 a.m. from Camp and Poydras St. The pounding of the pavement won't be the only sound, however, as a band will be playing on every mile of the course.


Dance, Dance Evolution (Photos)

Images from the LA Bucket Brigade's Dance Marathon



Photos by Brandon Robert

On Saturday, The Louisiana Bucket Brigade staged their annual fundraiser, the Dance-A-Thon at Café Istanbul. All ages and styles of dance were represented at the fancy footed benefit for the environmental advocacy group. NoDef's Brandon Robert was on hand to capture all of the action. Photos after the jump.


Behind the Lens: 48 Hr. Film Project


The 48 Hour Film Project kicked off last Friday evening with teams receiving their instructions and picking their genres out of a hat. The groups gathered in the ballroom of Maison St. Charles, anxious to get started, and knowing that a hectic, sleepless 48 hours lay in store. Submissions of the four to seven minute films had to be submitted no later than 7:30p.m. Sunday.

 


Today's Events: 7.16.11


July 16, the beginning of the Islamic Calendar (622), when the District of Columbia was established as the nation’s capital (1790), when the world’s first parking meter was installed, in Oklahoma City (1935), when J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye was published (1951), and when Millennium Park opened in Chicago (2004); It’s when Shoeless Joe Jackson (1888) was born, and when John F. Kennedy, Jr, his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in 1999. So wander New Orleans like it was Holden Caufield's New York, and check out the following:


Today's Events: 5.24.11


May 24, the birth of Bob Dylan (1941), “Mary Had A Little Lamb” (1830) and Julius Caesar (15). It 's the day when Gen. Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey during the Mexican War (1846), the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and the day Duke Ellington passed (1974). How to beat the most famous Roman ruler, folk singer, and Jazz musician of all time? Tres Simple:


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