Enter the Land of Floating Tombs

The hurricane was not a major one but the sea still punched through a levee in tiny Braithwaite, 15 miles south of New Orleans and submerged citrus groves and...



The Man Who Saves Graves – How John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt and a former vintage guitar dealer named Skip Henderson helped preserve Mississippi’s Blues

Mississippi is red dirt, green fields, crumbling small towns and looping muddy rivers overhung by thick forest, like mini Amazons, but if you take a step back, or one hundred steps back, Mississippi more than anything else is tombs; it is ten thousand tiny graveyards beside ten thousand tiny churches. These cemeteries are quaint but forgettable, except that some of them contain the bones of musicians more famous than most dead presidents. Read on...


Elizabeth Pena

Actress Elizabeth Peña dies at 55

Elizabeth Maria Peña, an actress known for her versatility, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to a spokesperson, Ms. Peña...


Bonny & Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde and the undertaker.

The trail of crimes left in the wake of Bonnie and Clyde are the stuff of legends. In April 1933 the two crossed paths with a Louisiana undertaker. Read on to see what happened.












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