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All Writing From Holly Devon

Mar 2017


CODE ORANGE FOREVER (ROADRUNNER) When Code Orange signed to Deathwish, I was very impressed to learn that the average age of its members was 18. I began obsessively watching their output due to how much…Read full article

Jul 2016

Overdue: Irvin Mayfield vs. The New Orleans Public Library

Even Irvin Mayfield’s detractors would be hard-pressed to deny that the Elysian Trumpet, which the musician commissioned in 2007, is magnificent. Brushed with a 24-carat pure gold finish, its soft exterior glow seems to emanate…Read full article

Mar 2016

Finally Free: The State of Louisiana vs. Albert Woodfox

The secret is out: we are men! But the blunt, open articulation of this secret has frightened the nation to death. —James Baldwin, “An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y. Davis” A Cold War-era…Read full article

Jan 2016

A Transplant’s Guide to Bringing up Gentrification at Happy Hour

It’s four o’clock on a Wednesday at Sidney’s Saloon, and happy hour is in full swing. Like most afternoons, a loyal band of regulars has gathered to drink and unwind. They range from recent arrivals…Read full article

Aimée Argote of Des Ark: Waking Up Early

If you call up D.I.Y. punk veteran Aimée Argote on the telephone to ask about her music, it’s likely you’ll find yourself an hour in without having touched the subject. As a conversationalist, she’s light…Read full article

Nov 2015

AG Report on Sexual Assault in New Orleans

At around three o’clock in the morning of October 3rd, after an ordinary night out, an Upper Ninth Ward resident and two of her male friends biked to her home on France Street, where the…Read full article

Oct 2015

Reviews, October 2015

ANN PEEBLES GREATEST HITS (HI RECORDS/FAT POSSUM) With the Hi Rhythm Section backing her up, Ann Peebles released seven albums for Hi Records over the course of the 1970s. While her labelmate Al Green became…Read full article

Sep 2015

Reviews, September 2015

Books KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD GARY RIVLIN (SIMON & SCHUSTER) Put Douglas Brinkley’s The Great Deluge (published in 2006) and Gary Rivlin’s Katrina side by side. Deluge, intent on telling in detail the story of the…Read full article

True Orleans Film Festival: Celebrating the Art of Truth

The discovery of a severed foot after a storage unit auction, a warm-hearted but volatile French chef, and the redevelopment of New Orleans after Katrina were just a few of the disparate themes drawn together…Read full article