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Benjamin Morris

A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is a writer whose work—poetry, fiction, plays, and essays—appears regularly on both sides of the pond. He once set off a 32,000-count firecracker in the school parking lot, and was never caught-until now. When he's not living anywhere else, he's in New Orleans. 


Articles by Benjamin Morris

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Dispatch from New Orleans

This is how New Orleans during Mardi Gras works: You're at a friend's house decorating throws for a krewe, when a call comes in during your third glass of wine. A couple of texts and a bout of phone tag later-during which a place and a time and instructions to "bring gold face paint" are somehow conveyed-and you find yourself dressed as a Wild West gunslinger pushing the queen's float for a krewe that until a couple of years ago didn't exist. But that's just how we roll.
Department: MUSIC
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ESSAY: Nick’s Icehouse

Who among us does not love a good piss? After making love, with a hasty return to the bed; hungover, after painting the town scarlet; while fishing, going straight into the bayou or the lake; or even just as a break from work, a chance to get up and stretch your legs. That feeling of release, of pent-up tension flowing from your body—how wonderful that such a pleasure is ours not just every day but multiple times?
Department: Online Exclusives
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BOOK REVIEW: Fact and Fiction in a Troubled High School

In a field awash with academic treatises, jeremiads, and ideological harangues, Andre Perry has written an unusual book about New Orleans' school system: a fictionalized tale of broken schools, narrated by a young professor who moves to New Orleans to overhaul Lyndon Johnson High.

Department: Reviews
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