BY MIMI READ
WALLACE — At Whitney Plantation, one of the antebellum estates that line the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the architectural centerpiece is a Creole-style main house where hand-painted ceilings are adorned with flowers and vines. Out front are a matching pair of pigeonniers and an alley of oak trees whose branches theatrically drag the ground.
It’s easy to imagine a typical moonlight-and-magnolias tour unfolding here, with guides in hoop skirts expounding on the antiques — except that Whitney’s owner, John Cummings, will have none of that.
“Who in the hell built this house?” Cummings thundered recently while ferrying a couple of visitors around Whitney’s 250 acres in a golf cart through the rain. “Who built this son of a bitch? We have to own our history.”
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i only got as far as ‘asian privilege’ and then i had to stop
Of all the networks to take this jump next, CBS would have been the last I’d expected. The $5.99/month service will allow you to live stream CBS and their shows.
I feel like if every network does this, if you want them all (or over 10 let’s say) that could end up being more expensive than a cable package.
wow this is crazy!!!! we truly are living in the ~future~
Photographs by Thom Sheridan
In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons, which resulted in two deaths, millions in lawsuits, and a devastating environmental impact.
my hometown :’-)
It was Jason Tugman’s first day of work. Almost a decade later, he still remembers the screams. A former circus fire-eater, he’d taken a job as a lighting technician for The Oprah Winfrey Show after burning off a chunk of his tongue. The pay was $32 an hour and he…
woke up this morning thinking about this article. such a good piece about our collective memory + the beginning of the tmz/perez hilton/youtube/24-hour news cycle era.
A+++ will read again