Category Archives: MPW’s published writing

NOLA Police brutality protest in wake of Ferguson (LA Weekly. Aug 2014).

Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to express their outrage with out-of-control police violence in Ferguson, Mo., New Orleans, and beyond. Amid cries of “Justice for Mike Brown!” head … Continue reading

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Local writer publishes children’s book (The Advocate. Aug 2014).

Local writer and graphic novelist Gabe Soria loves issue No. 13 of the “Batman 66” comic book series from D.C. Comics — partly because Soria wrote the story, illustrated by renowned New York artist Dean Haspiel. “Batman 66 is a … Continue reading

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[radio piece] The Root Progression: Teaching In A Uniquely New Orleans Way At The Heritage School Of Music (WWNO/NPR. July 2014).

This fall, the 24-year-old Don Jamison Heritage School of Music will move into its first permanent home on Rampart Street, across from the French Quarter. The building’s façade is being sanded and painted for a December opening. “All the classrooms are gonna … Continue reading

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My Wife With Goats (Narratively. July 2014).

This part of the park was just recently choked with vines so dense you couldn’t see sunlight between the trees. Now light blasts through the electric fence into an area so bare, it’s like a bomb went off. Thousands of … Continue reading

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On the Goats of Y’Herd Me Property Maintenance (Dark Rye [Whole Foods]. July 2014).

Chauncey no longer works for us. By now he is too old. He has retired. He lives out back of our house in New Orleans, puttering about alone, eating beaucoup fresh grass and fallen plums. At 12 years old, he’s … Continue reading

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Live Review: Prince at Essence Fest 2014 (Consequence of Sound. July 2014.)

I love U baby But, just not like I love my guitar Uh uh, not like I love my guitar — Prince, “Guitar” Ground lights shine up at the New Orleans Superdome, changing the stadium’s color scheme to reflect each … Continue reading

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Charter Schools Assn. seminar, ‘how to avoid employee lawsuits’ (LA Weekly. May 2014).

On May 8, the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools along with the Top Shelf charter assistance organization hosted a presentation for charter school leaders and board members on how to avoid employee lawsuits, especially when terminating a charter school … Continue reading

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