Storyville

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Here’s a few articles about Storyville, New Orlean’s old vice quarter. These articles include photos from EJ Bellocq, a photographer that hung out in Storville and took pictures of the prostitutes who worked it.

http://www.storyvilledistrictnola.com/portraits.html

http://www.nola.com/300/2017/02/storyville_brothels_new_orleans_photographs_0099183.html 

https://www.slrlounge.com/1912-storyville-prostitutes-new-orleans-nsfw/

 

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May’s Book: Empire of Sin

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May’s book is Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and The Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist. Copies can be picked up at the Circulation Desk to check out.

The discussion will be held on May 21st in Room H, on the 2nd floor of the library near the Reference Desk.

 

Ocean Vuong Interview

Here is an interview Ocean Vuong did with PBS NewsHour

Johnstown Flood Pictures

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Here are some photos from the Johnstown Flood Museum, borrowed from the Library of Congress, to give you an idea of the devastation.

David McCullough Interview

I could not find an interview from 1968, the year the book was published, with McCullough talking about the book. Nor have I found anything of him recently talking about the book. Instead, here’s a video from The Kalb Report interviewing McCullough.

WWI Overview

Here’s a great video that summarizes WWI from Ferdinand’s assassination all the way to the end.

Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia

Here are some pictures from Getty Images of a 100 year anniversary remembrance of WWI in Sarajevo. 

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Hellidon Windows

On page 4 Butcher describes a stained glass window memorial at St. John the Baptist in Hellidon. I emailed that church and they kindly responded with pictures!

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Interview

August’s Book: Between the World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats

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This month I’m encouraging you to listen to the audiobook version of the book. If you choose to read over listen to the book, that is fine. The discussion will be August 28. If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

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