• Alexander Nehamas, The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault
  • Christine Korsgaard, Creating the Kingdom of Ends
  • Gregory Vlastos, Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher
  • H.D. Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
  • John Rawls, Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy
  • Jonathan Lear, Freud
  • Julia Annas, J.S. Mill, Dale E. Miller, An Introduction to Plato's Republic
  • Maimonides, A Guide for the Perplexed, Volume 1
  • Raymond Geuss, The Idea of a Critical Theory: Habermas and the Frankfurt School
  • Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins, What Nietzsche Really Said
  • Sean Homer, Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism
  • Tad Brennan, The Stoic Life
  • Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia
  • Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law
  • W.F.R. Hardie, Aristotle's Ethical Theory
mar 7 2017 ∞
mar 7 2017 +
  • Chartres St

Start the walk in the Marigny with a bite at the Cake Café & Bakery . When you're done, head 'up', which is to say 'upriver' (west), on Chartres St and cast your eyes on surrounding blocks, which are largely built up of Creole cottages and shotgun houses, and other forms of living residential historical architecture.

  • Chartres & Elysian Fields

At 2215 Chartres St you'll see a single-shotgun home (a row of rooms lacking a connecting corridor); 2211/3 Chartres is a double shotgun (two adjacent shotgun singles combined into one house). At 2209 Chartres is a Creole cottage – essentially, a square home subdivided into four squares on the interior with a steeply gabled roof. All of these places are private residences.

  • Lower Quarter
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • 2727 Prytania St., The Garden District Book Shop

A stellar collection of national and regional titles, with many signed editions, makes this bookshop an appropriate kickoff for a Garden District tour. The historic property was built in 1884 as the Crescent City Skating Rink, and subsequently acted as a livery stable, mortuary, grocery store, and gas station. Today “the Rink” also offers a coffee shop, restrooms, and air-conditioning (crucial in the summer). Across Prytania Street, you’ll find:

  • 1448 Fourth St., Colonel Short’s Villa

This house was built by architect Henry Howard for Kentucky Colonel Robert Short. The story goes that Short’s wife missed the cornfields in her native Iowa, so he bought her the cornstalk fence. But a re...

mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • FiveThirtyEight:
    • Elections and Politics
    • What's the Point?
  • Vox:
    • The Weeds
    • The Ezra Klein Show
  • Politico:
    • The Nerdcast
  • NPR:
    • It's All Politics
  • The Washington Post:
    • Can He Do That?
  • The New Yorker:
    • The Political Scene
  • Out Loud
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • Alison Stone, An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
  • Alon Harel, Why Law Matters
  • Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice
  • Bernard Williams, In the Beginning Was the Deed
  • Carol C. Gould, Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice
  • Charles Griswold, Forgiveness
  • Charles W. Mills, The Racial Contract
  • Christian Enemark, Armed Drones and the Ethics of War
  • Claudia Card, The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil
  • Cornel West, Democracy Matters
  • David Edmonds, Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
  • Ethan Nichtern, One City: A Declaration of Interdependence
  • F. M. Kamm, Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War
  • Frances Kamm, Ethics for Enemies
  • Frances Kamm, The Moral Target
  • Frederich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Tales 'Gathered and Retold' - Lawrence Millman
  • The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault by Charles Perrault - Angela Carter
  • The Devil's Pretty Daughter and Other Ozark Folk Tales - Vance Randolph
  • Chinese Gouls and Goblins - G. Willoughby-Meade
  • Negro Folktales in Michigan - Richard M. Dorson
  • Jokelore: Humorous Folktales from Indiana - Ronald L. Baker
  • Tales Told in Togoland - A.W. Cardinall
  • Myths and Legends of the Swahili - Jan Knappert
  • Folktales of the Irish Countryside - Kevin Danaber
  • Modern Greek Folktales - R.M. Dawkins
  • Burmese Law Tales - Maung Htin Aung
  • Folk-Tales of the Mahakoshal - Verrier Elwin
  • Arab Folktales - Inea Bushnaq
  • Afro-American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World - Roger D. Abrahams
  • Russian Fairy Tales - Norbert Guterman
  • Chinese Fairy Tales and Folk Tales - Wolfram Eberhard
jun 17 2011 ∞
mar 6 2017 +

This could very well go on forever and ever, but I will be cutting it short for your own sake.

  • the Battle of Waterloo
  • the 1920s, undoubtedly.
  • the execution of Marie Antoinette
  • Regency balls
  • Napoleon's coronation.
  • anywhen Victorian.
  • the Edwardian era.
  • oh, the Fourties and Fifties!
  • Pre-Revolutionary France.
  • Tudor! Anne Boleyn and I could be best friends.
  • the Salt March with Mahatma Gandhi
  • when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the Church door
  • the signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • the destruction of the Berlin Wall
  • the Golden Age of the Roman Empire
oct 18 2010 ∞
oct 18 2010 +
  • Narnia
  • Middle Earth
  • Hogwarts
  • Unlundun
  • Alternate universes
  • Mt. Olympus
  • Underworld
  • Amestris
  • Andalasia
  • Angria
  • Atlantis
  • Tortuga
  • Davy Jones' Locker
  • Earthsea
oct 10 2010 ∞
oct 18 2010 +
  • Goodrich-Stanley House

At 1729 Coliseum St , this historic double-gallery home was built in 1837 by the jeweler William M Goodrich. Goodrich sold the house to the British-born merchant Henry Hope Stanley, whose adopted son, Henry Morton Stanley, went on to gain fame for finding the missing Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone and uttering the legendary question, ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?'

  • Grace King House

At 1749 Coliseum St , behind a handsome wrought-iron fence, this papaya-hued house was named for the Louisiana historian and author who lived here from 1905 to 1932. It was built in 1847 by banker Frederick Rodewald, and features Greek Ionic columns on the lower floor as well as Corinthian columns above. Not open to the public.

mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • 339–343 Royal St., Rillieux-Waldhorn House

Now the home of Waldhorn and Adler Antiques (est. 1881), the place was built between 1795 and 1800 for Vincent Rillieux, the great-grandfather of the French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. The wrought-iron balconies are an example of excellent Spanish colonial workmanship.

  • 333 Royal St., Bank of Louisiana (Police Station)

Across the street, this old bank was erected in 1826, and its Greek Revival edifice followed in the early 1860s. The building suffered fires in 1840, 1861, and 1931, and has served as the Louisiana State Capitol, an auction exchange, a criminal court, a juvenile court, and an American Legion social hall. It now houses the Vieux Carré police station Cross Conti Stree...

mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • Sazerac, Sazerac Bar
  • Brandy Milk Punch, The Bourbon House
  • Vieux Carre, Carousel Bar
  • Absinthe Frappe, Old Absinthe House
  • French 75, Arnaud's French 75
  • Ramos Gin Fizz, Broussard's
  • Frozen Irish Coffee, Erin Rose
  • "Best cocktail in the US", SoBou
  • Pimm's Cup, Napoleon House
  • Hurricane, Pat O'Brien's
  • Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • Bacchanal Wine
  • Bar Tonique
  • Bouligny Tavern
  • Dragon's Den
  • Kajun's Pub
  • Mimi's in the Marigny
  • Oak Wine Bar
  • Pals
  • The Saint
  • Twelve Mile Limit
  • NOLA Brewery
  • Urban South
  • Monkey Board
  • Tchoup Yard
  • Sazerac
  • LaFitte's Blacksmith Shop
  • Sylvain
  • Lost Love Lounge
  • Freret Street Publiq House
  • d.b.a.
  • French 75
feb 22 2017 ∞
mar 11 2017 +
  • "Musee des Beaux Arts", "In praise of Limestone" - W.H. Auden
  • "Sonny's Blues" - James Baldwin
  • Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
  • Beowulf - rec. trans. by Seamus Heaney
  • "The Overcoat II", Water Music, World's End - T.C. Boyle
  • Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner
  • Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll
  • Nights at the Circus, Wise Children, The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter
  • "Cathedral" - Raymond Carver
  • The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
  • "The Gingerbread House" - Robert Coover
  • The Bridge - Hart Crane
  • The Remorseful Day - Colin Dexter
  • The Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow
jun 16 2011 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • 23 years old
  • lives in California
  • has 2 brothers
  • has 10 cats + 2 dogs
  • INTJ
  • avid reader
  • writer
  • godless communist
  • music lover
  • curious
  • romantic
  • likes pretty things
  • introvert
  • single
  • wears glasses
  • likes shopping
  • "hipster"
oct 11 2010 ∞
mar 30 2018 +
  • 1995 - OJ Simpson trial,
  • April 1995 - Oklahoma City Bombing
  • 1996 - Reelection of Bill Clinton over Bob Dole, Republican senator from Kansas.
  • 1997 - Death of Princess Diana in car accident in Paris in August, death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Sept.
  • 1998-1999 - Allegations of sexual misconduct of president Clinton, lying to a court that he had an affair with a White House intern, leading to his 1999 Impeachment trial, found not guilty and not removed from office.
  • 2000 - Fear of Y2K bug making computers fail on 1/1/00. The election of George W Bush, son of former President and Texas Governor over Al Gore, VP under Bill Clinton. Closest US Presidential election in history and decided by a court in Florida over disputed ballots.
  • 2001 - 9/11 attacks, 4 planes, into into...
oct 9 2010 ∞
oct 18 2010 +
  • CSED
    • 5130 Chartres Street

Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development’s focus is to make sustainable, resilient decisions informed by community engagement that will help uplift our neighborhood.

  • Global Green USA Holy Cross Project
    • 401 Andry Street

A national environmental nonprofit, Global Green USA constructed the Holy Cross Project as a sustainable model for the development and rebuilding of New Orleans. The project’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center is open for tours Mondays and Friday, 11 am - 4pm and Saturdays, 10am

  • The Guerilla Garden
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • 1850 house
  • african american museum
  • audubon aquarium
  • backstreet cultural museum
  • degas house
  • house of broel doll museum
  • house of dance and feathers
  • jazz historical park
  • le musee de f.p.c
  • lower ninth ward museum
  • madame john's legacy
  • mardi gras world
  • mckenna museum of african american art
  • musee rochon
  • national shrine of blessed francis xavier seelos
  • new canal lighthouse
  • old u.s. mint
  • pharmacy museum
  • sculpture garden
  • southern food and beverage museum & cockt...
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • 2023 Esplanade Ave., Charpentier House

Originally a plantation home, this house was designed in 1861 for A. B. Charpentier and now operates as Ashton’s Bed & Breakfast.

  • 2033–2035 Esplanade Ave., Widow Castanedo’s House

Juan Rodriguez purchased this land in the 1780s, and his granddaughter, Widow Castanedo, lived here until her death in 1861 (when it was a smaller, Spanish colonial–style plantation home). Before Esplanade Avenue extended this far from the river, the house was located in what is now the middle of the street. The widow tried and failed to block the extension of the street. The late-Italianate house was moved to its present site and enlarged sometime around the 1890s. It’s been split down the middle and is inhabited today by ...

mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • Alva Noe, Out of Our Heads
  • Bernard Williams, Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002
  • Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy
  • Charles Taylor, The Malaise of Modernity
  • David Edmonds and John Eidenow, Rousseau's Dog
  • Dnaiel Deneett, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
  • Gary L. Hardcastle and George A. Reisch (eds.), Bullshit and Philosophy
  • Hilary Putnam, Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life
  • Isaiah Berlin, The Fox and the Hedgehog
  • J.L. Austin, How To Do Things with Words
  • Jason Stanley, How Propaganda Works
  • Jonathan Lear, Love and Its Place in Nature
  • Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Collected Letters
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero, Treatise on Friendship
  • Peter Goldie, On Personality
  • Peter Sloterdijk, The Art of Philosophy
  • Ramin Jahanbegloo, Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
  • Razmig Keucheyan and Gregory Elliott, The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Contemporary Theory
mar 6 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  • Godfather Pt. II (1974)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Being There (1979)
  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Zelig (1983)
  • Cabaret (1972)
  • Paper Moon (1973)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • All The President's Men (1976)
  • Eight and a Half - 8 1/2 (1963)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Days of Heaven (1978)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • Road Warrior (1981)
mar 5 2017 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street, (1-7)
  • A Room With A View
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Airplane!
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • All About Eve
  • Alphaville
  • Amélie
  • American Beauty
  • American Psycho
  • Atonement
  • Back To The Future (1-3)
  • Bambi
  • Bande à Part (‘64)
  • Batman, (‘89)
  • Batman Forever, (‘95)
  • Batman Returns, (‘92)
  • Beauty and The Beast
jun 16 2011 ∞
mar 6 2017 +
oct 9 2010 ∞
oct 18 2010 +