Prose

Select publications:

Creative Non-Fiction, Essays, Op-Eds

“Enrique Alférez murals are an essential piece of New Orleans history,” The Times-Picayune, October 31, 2017 (in print November 1, 2017)

“The River That Hangs Like a Star,” The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, Spring/Summer 2011.

Arts, Culture, and Reviews 

“International Roots, Homegrown Hospitality,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill website, August 27, 2014

“Armed and Extremely Creative: The Iconic Imagery of John Acorn,” Artsee Magazine, September/October 2011.

“Trash and Burnsville: One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Art,” Artsee Magazine, May/June 2011.

“Take Me to the River Arts District,” Artsee Magazine, July/August 2011.

“A Profile of Photographer Donn Young,” Artsee Magazine, January/February 2011.

“Sandy Tseng’s Sediment,” Carolina Quarterly, Spring/Summer 2010.

“Life at the End of the Road,” Louisiana Life, Spring 2008.

“Rebuilding after Katrina – through the Eyes of Louisiana Artisans,” Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Spring 2008.

“An Interview with F. Scott Fitzgerald Scholar Matthew Bruccoli,” The Double Dealer Redux, Winter 2004.

“In Conversation with Andrei Codrescu on Poetry,” The Double Dealer Redux, Winter 2004.

“Music ‘Made in America’: After the Fest, the Jazz Goes on at the Historic New Orleans Collection,” Living section cover story, The Times-Picayune, May 1998.

“New Deal Art a Cure for Depression,” Lagniappe section, The Times-Picayune, March, 1998.

“National ‘Anthem’: Filmmakers Stops in New Orleans on Cross-Country Search for the Spirit of America,” Living section cover story, The Times-Picayune, August 1997.

“Blues and Trouble: An Interview with Tom Piazza,” The Double Dealer Redux, Winter 1996.

Health Writing

“Expanding Public Health Education in the Years Following Hurricane Katrina,” Journal of the Medical Sciences, 2008;336(2):166-7. With Pierre Buekens and Allys Dierker.

“Revitalizing a Rural Hospital, Building a Community,” Global Health, Fall/Winter 2007.

“Providing Doctors with a Public Health Tool Kit,” Global Health, Fall/Winter 2006. With Heather Heilman.

“Food As Medicine,” Alternative Medicine, October 2005.

“Center for Evidence-Based Global Health Opens: Resources Increase for Randomized Controlled Trials and Scientific Evaluations,” Global Health, Fall 2004.

“Solving the World’s Most Critical Health Problems,” Tulane University Health Sciences Report, 2003.