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All Writing From Lyn Archer



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