Eclectique Interview: Lolis Eric Elie, “Treme” the show, the cookbook, the food!

I became acquainted with Lolis Eric Elie when he was a writer for the New Orleans Times Picayunne and co-producer for the documentary “Fauberg Treme” that premiered on the PBS series “Independent Lens.” Lolis eventually became a writer and story editor for the HBO series “Treme” which, in the words of the series’ co-creator, David […]

That’s a Wrap….

HBO closed out the season of “Treme” with a special tribute to producer/writer David Eugene Mills, aka “Undercover Blackman” who passed away at the end of March of this year. Hat tip Camille Mosley-Pasley. Note: “Treme” received two Emmy nominations: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyric for Steve Earle […]

Do You Know What It Means…

New Orleans is hot again. I’m not talking about the impeding and insufferable summer heat that is about to descend in 2 or so months, or the high the city’s still riding out from the Saints superbowl win. Shortly after the pilot, HBO greenlighted a second season of Treme (from the makers of “The Wire). […]

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CAN, DO, TEACH, READ The Big Read cranks up in DC this week. Under the chairmanship of Dana Gioia, the National Endowment for the Arts decided to launch an initiative to support local efforts to present community reads and address what they sited as a declining readership among American adults. D.C.’s been hosting Big Read […]

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The Washington Post’s Peeps Show/Contest has become one of my favorite spring traditions. And this year is no exception in terms of creativity and talent. I never thought Peeps were food in the first place. Always left them in my Easter basket. My favorites were the chocolate anything and the colored eggs. This year the […]