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New Books in the American South: Interview with Jason Berry

With Emily Ruth Allen | New Books Network In City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), Jason Berry delivers a history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Beyond its ancient…
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Where Bolden boldly fails, City of a Million Dreams enchants

By Quin Hillyer | Washington Examiner With 2019 being the year of movies celebrating British-originated rock music of the 1960s (Beatles) and 1970s (Elton John and Queen), Americans should take time to view a film about our own most indigenous…
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A Father, a Daughter and a Film

By Kim Singletary, Biz New Orleans Author and filmmaker Jason Berry’s latest project hits especially close to home. In honor of Father’s Day this month, I thought I’d share the story of a father and daughter I’m honored to know…
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Bayou to Beltway: May 8, 2019

This week Bayou to Beltway talks with author and historian Jason Berry. Mr. Berry became well-known for his pioneering investigative reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic church, which he first covered in the Times of Acadiana and then in…
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Editorial: George Weigel, wrong then, wrong now

by NCR Editorial Staff The Catholic University of America decided to give the final guest speaker spot in its commendable series of four programs examining the priest sex abuse crisis to George Weigel. That was unfortunate, because his long-discredited narrative…
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New York Review of Books: City of a Million Dreams

By Garry Wills | The New York Review of Books The City That Wouldn’t Die Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005, devastating an area seven times the size of Manhattan, flooding 80 percent of the city, ruining buildings, forcing…
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PRX: IdeaSphere with Jason Berry

Host Guy Rathbun In his book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300, author and documentarian Jason Berry opens his story with an iconic New Orleans funeral in 2015. He then juxtaposes the lavish…
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Kansas Public Radio:
Conversations with Jason Berry

by Dan Skinner | Kansas Public Radio On this edition of Conversations, Jason Berry talks about his latest book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. Berry is an award-winning writer, investigative reporter, and…
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‘City of a Million Dreams’ is a Lucid, Lyrical Masterpiece

By Lamar White, Jr. | The Bayou Brief Award-winning writer Jason Berry’s new book is the definitive history of New Orleans, a 300-year-old city that challenges, defies, yet still exemplifies the American mythos. For his final article of 2018, publisher…
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Catholic history of New Orleans highlighted during 300th anniversary

By Christopher White | Crux Thirty years ago, investigative reporter Jason Berry pioneered new territory by covering clerical sexual abuse in Louisiana. Since then, his name has become synonymous with the crisis that continues to loom over the Catholic Church today.…
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‘City of a Million Dreams’ a love letter to New Orleans

By Ed Conroy | Houston Chronicle In his poem “Gulf Music,” former poet laureate Robert Pinsky writes, “The past is not decent or orderly. It is made up and devious. The man was correct when he said it’s not even…
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The Wall Street Journal Review: City of a Million Dreams

‘City of a Million Dreams’ Review: Every Day a Parade A bold, witty, character-driven history of New Orleans, just in time for its tricentennial. Before Benjamin Latrobe could see New Orleans, as his passenger ship cut through dawn fog in…
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Publishers Weekly Review: City of a Million Dreams

Berry (Lead Us Not into Temptation) delivers an evocative, character-driven narrative history of New Orleans, highlighting its multiculturalism, love of spectacle, and resilience through fires, floods, and wars. In a detailed, novelistic style, Berry underscores the city’s influential inhabitants, including…
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Here and There with Dave Marash

The creation of a global constituency of ethically demanding believers who want a Catholic Church with zero tolerance for sexual abuse of children or for those who enable or protect the predators has been the work of a little less than half a lifetime for our guest today, Jason Berry.

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Kirkus Review: City of a Million Dreams

Confederate center, strategically important port, birthplace of jazz, setting of tragedy and disaster, and now a site of gentrification: Berry nimbly covers New Orleans in all its aspects over 300 years, “a map of the world in miniature, a blue city floating against the odds of sea rise and climate convulsions, blue forever in its long sweet song.”

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On the Fly Interview with Jason

Jason Berry cannot and will not stop heaping trouble on the Vatican. In 1987 he exposed rampant pedophilia in the American Catholic priesthoods. Now, in his recently published expose Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic…
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On the Fly Interview with Jason

Few reporters, and even fewer Catholic reporters have spent as much time and effort investigating the Roman Catholic Church as Jason Berry. In 1987 he exposed the pedophile priest scandal in the US. Here he is going after The Vatican…
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