Keith Spera
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Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans
18 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

New Orleans' history is fraught with tragedy and triumph. Both are reflected in the city’s vibrant, idiosyncratic music community. This excerpt tells of but one of the city's musicians captured in this fine book; the somewhat curmudgeonly, terribly talented Gatemouth Brown.


After Hurricane Katrina, the Band Plays On: 'Groove Interrupted'
14 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

These profiles of some of the leading figures in New Orleans music capture the strength and faith they summoned to keep the music going after Hurricane Katrina.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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