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Faux/Real's Lit Lineup

The book fair was rained out this wekend, but there are still plenty of oportunities to listen to some readings. Faux/Real Festival of the Arts is offering lots of local writers reading at the Cafe Faux/Real (940 Elysian Fields Avenue) and United Bakery Gallery. 

Five Questions

Author Michael Allen Zell Talks New Novel and NOLA

Michael Allen Zell’s thrid book, Run Baby Run was just published by Lavender Ink. A slight departure from Zell’s previous work, Run Baby Run is a crime novel set in New Orleans. NoDef sat down with the author to gain some quick insight into the story and its relation to the City.

Parsing the Veil

Theatre Review: Thin Walls

Here’s an insider’s tip for adventurous theatergoers: If Richard Mayer is listed in the cast, call for reservations. By day, a cheerful egalitarian booking shows for the Shadowbox Theatre (a venue that grows more valuable by the month), Mayer’s limited time onstage makes him extremely choosy about roles. Every show he’s done since his award winner, Red Light Winter, has been unusual thematically or structurally or both.

Room 220: 'The Oblivion Atlas,' Reviewed

for Press Street's Room 220

The only time a movie moves is when a shutter keeps you from seeing the picture change. What you perceive as continuous motion is actually an illusion. Persistence of vision is a tricky theory, which is why some filmmakers believe that film is a fraudulent and deceitful medium, albeit one that serves to bring its audience closer to some universal truths.

Today in New Orleans 1.8.14

Tonight, bakery owner and actor Dwight Henry guest stars on New Orleans’ own latenight talk show. The Pelicans are in the Arena playing the Washington Wizards, Matt Owen is keeping things trippy at the Howlin’ Wolf, and local author Michael Allen Zell is reading from and signing his latest novel. The Battle of New Orleans took place on this day in 1815. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Room 220: Photo Books at PhotoNOLA: A Roundup

From Press Street's Room 220: 

This year’s PhotoNOLA festival includes a panoply of offerings for lovers of photography books.

Room 220: Stray Leaves: The Raven at the Gate of the Tropics

By Michael Allen Zell, from Press Street's Room 220

Stray Leaves, a monthly(ish) column of New Orleans literary obscurities by Michael Allen Zell, is a lifting up of stones and crowing about that found underneath, led by the guiding notion that we are standing on the shoulders of writers and books that deserve their names and faces returned to the public.

Room 220: NOLA Celebrates Bloomsday with Marathon Reading of Ulysses

Press Street's Room 220

Join a bevy of local writers and James Joyce enthusiasts as New Orleans celebrates Bloomsday with a marathon reading of Ulysses beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 16, at the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.). 

Black Widow Salon Invites Five Authors

Lit lovers and anyone on the hunt for new reads should head to tonight’s Black Widow Salon gathering. The monthly event takes place upstairs at Crescent City Books (230 Chartres) and usually invites one or two writers to read and answer questions. Tonight’s reading will offer poetry and prose from five writers with strong connections to South Louisiana.

Today in New Orleans 11.29.12

This Thursday, fight the stupids at Maple Street Book Shop, or learn about social change with filmmakers from all over the world. Enjoy jazz downtown, or head to the Ogden for some after hours fun. Happy Birthday to clarinetist, bandleader, and educator Dr. Michael White, born November 29, 1954.

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