The Drama of Celebrity. Sharon Marcus. Princeton University Press, 2019. 328 pages. The Drama of Celebrity by Sharon Marcus, the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, is a must read for anyone interested in an intellectual understanding of how celebrity works. Why do so many people care so much about … [Read more...] about Book Review: Brown White Black
Can the type of alcohol you drink really improve your sex life? Even your overall health? Experts say yes. Summertime is a time for casual getaways, hitting the beach and fitting into that bathing suit you’ve been eyeing up all winter. Before you head out to look for love, remember knowledge is power when it comes to giving romance a boost and … [Read more...] about Red Wine: Can it Lead to Better Sex & Health?
Let me introduce myself. I’m a primary care physician and HIV specialist. I have been in practice for 10 years and in that time a lot has changed in the field of HIV prevention and treatment. I work at Ochsner and am a staunch advocate for innovation to address health inequities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. It’s my goal, in this and future articles, to share inspiring … [Read more...] about Playing Smart – It’s About Sexual Health & Wellness
If Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards have their way, they are going to make hepatitis C history in Louisiana. The Secretary and the Governor were in New Orleans on June 26 at CrescentCare to roll out a statewide initiative with Louisiana Department of Corrections Secretary James LeBlanc and representatives … [Read more...] about Hep C treatment to become widely available in Louisiana
Now that Pride month is over and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising has come and gone, the marking of this milestone year will now be written into the history books. The most significant—perhaps “remarkable” is the better word—legacy of this year’s celebration is the official apology issued by the NYPD. Commenting on the raid that helped spark the modern … [Read more...] about Police Can Be So Adamant
This past week I had the pleasure of going to the San Diego area for a gathering of Kellogg Fellows. This group is made up of about 80 selected individuals from all over the country. New Orleans, the only city cohort, has 11 Fellows and 2 mentors, and we each have an individual coach. The idea is to improve the leadership skills of identified community leaders, and to provide a … [Read more...] about Sharing the joy and sharing the struggle SOLIDARITY!
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Founded in 1966, THNOC has grown to include 11 historic buildings making up three French Quarter campuses. The Royal Street campus, located at 533 Royal Street, serves as the museum headquarters, housing a … [Read more...] about The Historic New Orleans Collection
Take a flight of fancy with me for a moment. The scene is the 8th District police precinct in the French Quarter. It is a pre-shift meeting for beat cops. The Captain announces that since it’s Pride month, they have rainbow badges for everyone. The reaction in the room is varied. Many roll their eyes. A few make jokes under the breath. … [Read more...] about Conflicting Thoughts on Rainbow Police Badges
I have a dog. Her name is Brenda. Actually, her full name is ‘Brenda, from Accounting’. Why? Because dog owners feel obliged to engage in some sort of small talk while our hounds are sniffing each other’s buttholes. The standard, “I really don’t give a fuck” question most often asked is, “So, what’s her name?” I thought a fun response would be, “This is … [Read more...] about Is Fuchsia the new color of hate?
You will probably be reading this the first week of July, when we will celebrate the Fourth of July. Historically, freedom is the overarching theme of this holiday. We celebrate freedom in all of its forms--for the opportunity to achieve at the highest levels; to worship in any way you would choose; and freedom to be who you are, love who you love, and act … [Read more...] about The Importance of Freedom: Is Inner Freedom Like Inner Peace?