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- Lake Charles Was Destroyed by Hurricane Laura. America Has Already Moved On. (The New Republic. Sept. 2020.)
- An Innovative School. An Inspiring Leader. And a Sex Scandal. (Bayou Brief. December, 2020.)
- Seven pieces from Book & Film Globe (2020): Kevin Hart, Pete Davidson, Dave Chappelle, Marc Maron, #BlackAF, “Wendy” and “Cut Throat City.”
- 133 Famous People I Have Met
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Category Archives: MPW’s published writing
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
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
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
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
On 75-year-old NOLA gospel group Zion Harmonizers (The Advocate. May 2014).
New Orleans gospel group the Zion Harmonizers was founded in 1939 by Benjamin Maxon, nine years before current group president Brazella Briscoe was born in Gretna. “Dad would play religious music when we were very little, and we heard this … Continue reading
Article & photo gallery about MPW’s recent book party (NOLA.com. May 2014).
For fans of hip-hop, bounce, New Orleans, and musings about illustrious people, Vaughan’swas the place to be on May 4 for the Hip-Hop Book Release Party for “New Orleans: The Underground Guide V.3.” and “Famous People I Have Met: Collected Works 1999-2014” — both by Michael Patrick … Continue reading
Lusher middle school principal stepping down (The Lens. May 2014).
Longtime middle school principal Brenda Bourne is stepping down, Lusher’s board learned at their monthly meeting, April 26. Bourne will finish out her year as principal then work for Lusher in an as yet unspecified capacity, Lusher’s chief executive officer … Continue reading
Profile of ‘Sunken City’ web comedy (The Advocate. March 2014).
Every New Orleans resident and visitor defines the city’s central mythologies differently. In the Web comedy “Sunken City,” three couples — ghost tour guides, a wannabe Mardi Gras king and queen, and two Internet startup kids — strive to push … Continue reading
Interview with Public Enemy’s Chuck D. PT 2 (AntiGravity. 2007).
CLICK HERE to read the first half of my interview with my hero Chuck D, conducted just after Hurricane Katrina. In PART TWO we discuss Ray Nagin, hip-hop concert technology, sampling as illegal artform, the racial implications of guitar distortion, … Continue reading
The story of evacuating Katrina with our pet goat, PT 1-3 (Houston Press. September 2005).
Between Is And Was A satellite map claims that our corner of the Ninth Ward, back by the naval base 200 feet from the Mississippi River, is somehow dry. Four of five friends who remained — and say they’ll fight … Continue reading