The cover story of the Winter 2017 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas explored the Creole trail riding clubs of southwest Louisiana through the lens of Jeremiah Ariaz and the words of Alexandra Giancarlo.
Other features include:
- Freedom’s Filmmaker by Katy Reckdahl: Remembering Royce Osborn, director of the classic documentary, All on a Mardi Gras Day.
- Poems from new Louisiana Poet Laureate Jack Bedell.
- Spiritual Elite by Melissa Daggett: Influential citizens were attracted to seance circles hosted by black Creoles in nineteenth-century New Orleans.
- Lost Highway by John Wirt: Fifty years after her death, reconstructing Jayne Mansfield’s last days in Louisiana.
Plus these regular columns:
- Publisher’s Column: A Message from Puerto Rico by César Rey Hernández, Director Ejecutivo de la Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades.
- Sound Advice: Commodifying Traditional Music by Ben Sandmel: The prolific, controversial career of Ralph S. Peer.
- Geographer’s Space: The French Language in Louisiana and Quebec by Richard Campanella: An interview with French Canadian Lisanne Gamelin.
- Disturbance in Your Mind: Interview with a Vampire Scholar by Alison Fensterstock: An investigation of New Orleans vampire lore.
- Lost Lit: Fatima Shaik’s The Mayor of New Orleans by Rien Fertel: Revisiting the unlikely there and back again tale of Walter Watson Lameir.
- Book Review: The Historical Section by Brian Boyles: A look at Images of Depression-Era Louisiana from LSU Press.
The Winter 2017 of Louisiana Cultural Vistas is available $5.95 plus shipping. Click here to order via email or call toll free in Louisiana 1.800.909.7990 or 504.523.4352 ext. 110.