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OCTOBER
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SEPTEMBER

All Writing From Lyn Archer



Dec 2017

LIGHT WORK

A WORK OF ART Should we go back in now? I watch him stare out over Bourbon. If it’s… very important to you. He grinds out his cigarette butt against the heel of his dress…Read full article

PHOTOS

       

Nov 2017

ALL THAT IS EXTRA: EXCAVATING THE VIEUX CARRÉ’S STRIP CLUB DISPUTES

  Halloween weekend marks my New Orleans anniversary. I began stripping here two years ago, just after “Operation Trick or Treat,” a series of strip club raids coordinated between the ATC, NOPD, and state police….Read full article

Oct 2017

“DORIS DAY: THE SLUT VERSION” AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUELINE FRANCES, A.K.A. JACQ THE STRIPPER

There have been nights I’ve come home from the club despondent, only to laugh myself to sleep while cruising Jacq The Stripper’s Instagram, full of deep banter and comics to match. Her books, from zines…Read full article

Aug 2017

PHOTOS: LYN ARCHER

Between one night’s grind and the next exists an array of instants, shared between Bourbon Street’s working girls. Our skills are learned in real-time, on-shift. Our work is relentless, independent, and ironically isolating. So these…Read full article

Jun 2017

LIGHT WORK: WORM NIGHT, HAIR DAY (PART TWO)

MORNING At the juncture of St. Bernard and St. Claude is a wedge-shaped building, decorated with a mural of accessories and their prices. Brushes, bows, lashes; posters of women taped against the windows. I push…Read full article

Apr 2017

LIGHT WORK: WORM NIGHT, HAIR DAY (PART ONE)

At the kitchen sink I find a cockroach, his limbs sliding around the glass of last night’s popcorn bowl. The cockroach is a burnished red, but his guts are gray when I strike him with…Read full article

Mar 2017

LIGHT WORK: EGGS IS LOST

2015. I drive around behind the food bank and pull the flattened cardboard from the dumpster. Each box reads EGGS on all sides. On the drive to New Orleans, van packed full, I tabulate the…Read full article

Feb 2017

LIGHT WORK: PRETTY LADY, LUCKY GUY

During the last weekend of 2016, I noticed something I hadn’t before. New Years, it seems, has become the new Valentine’s Day, and the strip club is full of couples. Many of my coworkers say…Read full article

Jan 2017

LIGHT WORK: HOW WE PART

“Your kindness might be the difference between life and death for someone. Realize the impact of your words. The truth is, in one way or another we are all extras girls.” —Chase Kelly, Survive the…Read full article

Dec 2016

KISSING THE GLASS

“I KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT DREAD MYSELF, AND APPRECIATE THE ELABORATE SYSTEMS WITH WHICH SOME PEOPLE FILL THE VOID, APPRECIATE ALL THE OPIATES OF THE PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY ARE AS ACCESSIBLE AS ALCOHOL AND HEROIN AND…Read full article

Nov 2016

LIGHT WORK: CURB ALERT

We’ve asked Lyn Archer, who wrote “Stage Name Delta: Legislating Lust and Labor in the Vieux Carré” for our August issue, to return as a regular columnist to cover sex work and the service industry….Read full article

Aug 2016

Stage Name Delta: Legislating Lust and Labor in the Vieux Carré

  A man steps out of the Louis Armstrong Airport. He wipes humidity from his brow. In his mind, he holds a story. Maybe you know the one: about a city built upon a river…Read full article