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In anticipation of Ameriville, Emerson professor Magda Romanska talks to Jed Horne, an award-winning writer and journalist and the author of Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, published by Random House. As an editor of New Orleans’ daily newspaper, The Times-Picayune, Jed Horne has had a front-row seat on the unfolding drama of the city’s collapse into chaos and its continuing struggle to survive. The Times-Picayune was…

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By Corrie Glanville FILMS Portraits of New Orleans In advance of Ameriville, ArtsEmerson  is screening three films that center around New Orleans: Les Blank’s Always For Pleasure, a portrait of street celebrations, the Boston premiere of Tootie’s Last Suit that explores the vivid Mardi Gras culture and the Academy Award nominated documentary Trouble the Water, an intimate snapshot of Katrina and its aftermath. When the Levees Broke  (2006) Filmed in the months just following Hurricane…

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By Alyssa Mulligan Creating a puppet theatre company wasn’t always the goal for the husband-and-wife duo of Phantom Limb Company.  In fact, Erik Sanko was originally a “closet puppet maker,” crafting marionettes out of papier-mâché only as a hobby.  Meanwhile, he was creating music with his band Skeleton Key, in addition to collaborating with The Lounge Lizards, John Cale and Yoko Ono.    Then in 2006 his wife and installation artist, Jessica Grindstaff, decided to include…

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By Corrie Glanville FILMS The Endurance (2000) With narration by actor Liam Neeson, this award-winning documentary on Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-16 expedition to Antarctica in an effort to be the first man to cross the entire continent includes new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of Shackleton’s crew. Along with still photos taken at the time, the documentary features archived audio interviews with expedition members.   Shackleton (2002) Using first hand accounts…

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