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FICTION: Set in the swamps of Louisiana in the early 1980s, this novel is rich with myth and mystery. "The Crocodile Bride" by Ashleigh Bell Pedersen; Hub City Press (308 pages, $26) ——— Ashleigh Bell Pedersen's debut novel, "The Crocodile Bride," takes place over the summer that Sunshine Turner turns 12. She and Billy, her father, live in Fingertip, Louisiana, in the Atchafalaya Swamp. A New ...

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The Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans are in a 2-2 series tie in the Western Conference first round. The teams meet for the ninth time this season. Phoenix is 39-13 against the Western Conference, and New Orleans is 25-27 against conference opponents.

The Phoenix Suns visit the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference first round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams meet for the eighth time this season. New Orleans is 25-27 against the Western Conference, and Phoenix is 39-13 against conference opponents.

The Phoenix Suns visit the New Orleans Pelicans for game three of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 1-1. The teams meet for the seventh time this season. New Orleans is 25-27 against the Western Conference, and Phoenix is 39-13 against conference opponents.

The Phoenix Suns host the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference first round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet for the sixth time this season. Phoenix is 39-13 against the Western Conference, and New Orleans is 25-27 against conference opponents.

DALLAS — Rosalyn Story is a renaissance woman. In addition to performing in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years, she has worked as a freelance journalist and has written several books. Her latest novel, "Sing Her Name," largely centers on Eden Malveaux, a 30-something from New Orleans struggling to provide for her and her brother in New York City after being displaced by ...

PHILADELHPIA —They were a collective of Philadelphia writers — teachers, students, newcomers to Black literary circles, others well-acquainted with rising stars from Harlem’s artistic milieu. They decided to put out a literary journal themselves. They’d call it Black Opals. Black Opals ran between 1927 and 1928, at a time when the Harlem Renaissance was in full swing. The name came from the poem ...

In spring 1864, President Abraham Lincoln invited a guest to one of his private rooms in the White House — the room he often napped and read his Bible in. His visitor was Caroline Johnson, a Black woman from Philadelphia who was known for making intricate wax fruit. While the nation was embroiled in the Civil War, the pair sat and discussed the fruit Johnson had gifted Lincoln and his wife. ...

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