New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore is best known for her vibrant mixed-media paintings, sculptures, and more, much of which can be found at her self-owned gallery on Magazine Street. From paintings of George Washington in a Supreme hoodie to hand-beaded clutches that feature empowering all-caps phrases, her work has been described as feminist pop-art, akin to that of Andy Warhol. In this interview with New Orleans Review, she talks about American culture, her work with Diane von Furstenberg, and her new coffee table book, Do Not Cook I Do Not Clean I Do Not Fly Commercial (Rizzoli).
Fred Hersch is an American jazz pianist and educator. He has performed solo and led his own groups, including the Pocket Orchestra consisting of piano, trumpet, voice, and percussion. He was the first person to play weeklong engagements as a solo pianist at the Village Vanguard in New York City. He has recorded more than 70 of his jazz compositions. Hersch has been nominated for several Grammy Awards.
When African literature is published in the West, it is all too often realist, in English, and in the spirit of Chinua Achebe. But romance, science fiction, fantasy, epic, experimental poetry, satire, and political allegory all find expression in Africa, …