New Orleans

City of a Million Dreams – The Film

Through vintage photos and films, historical re-creations and filming of modern-day jazz funerals, the documentary traces the evolution of the tradition — and the city — from the late 18th century to today.

Just Released

City of a Million Dreams – The Book

Beyond its Mardis Gras, po boys, and jazz lies a richer and more complex New Orleans than anyone imagined. This history puts the emphasis on culture, and it marshals fascinating and seemingly disparate details and characters into a coherent, compulsive whole.

The Church

Render Unto Rome

An investigation of epic financial intrigue, Render Unto Rome exposes the secrecy and deceit that run counter to the values of the Catholic Church.

Plays

Earl Long in Purgatory

Earl Long in PurgatoryIn May 1959, Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long had a nervous breakdown while battling legislators to preserve the voting rights of black people. Committed by his family to three mental hospitals in the ensuing weeks, he finally…
New Orleans

Up from the Cradle of Jazz

Up from the Cradle of JazzNew Orleans Music through World War II New Orleans has always been a city of music and divergent cultures, where aristocratic French and Spanish colonists, working-class Irish and the African slave culture combined to produce…
The Church

Vows of Silence – The Film

Vows of Silence – The FilmWith location shoots in Rome, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milwaukee and New Orleans, the film tracks Maciel’s rise from war-torn Mexico, gaining the support of the Spanish dictator, Franco, and cementing…
The Church

Vows of Silence – The Book

Vows of Silence – The BookThe abuse of the papacy of John Paul II Vows of Silence is an anatomy of the Vatican justice system, following the haunting saga of Father Marcial Maciel, who won the favor of Pope John…
Books

Last of the Red Hot Poppas

Last of the Red Hot PoppasLast of the Red Hot Poppas is part ribald whodunit, part social satire, and part “spiritual comedy,” as Berry calls it. It’s a chaotic romp through the many levels of “Looziana,” but above all, it…
Non-Fiction

The Spirit of Black Hawk

The Spirit of Black HawkThis book portrays the Indian spirit Black Hawk as known to the Spiritualist Churches in New Orleans. Black Hawk is a 19th century Midwestern Indian warrior especially dear to the heart of African-American spiritual faith in…
Non-Fiction

Louisiana Faces

Louisiana FacesSince the late 1970s, Louisiana a state long known for outrageous politicians has witnessed a blossoming of the arts and their enthusiastic reception by a national, and even world-wide, audience. From John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces to…
Non-Fiction

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Lead Us Not Into TemptationWinner of a Religious Public Relations Council Wilbur Award and a Catholic Press Association Book Award In a shocking, graphic expose, New Orleans journalist Berry documents scores of cases of sexual abuse of boys by Roman…
Non-Fiction

Amazing Grace

Amazing GraceWith Charles Evers in Mississippi Amazing Grace is an absorbing account of the dramatic Charles Evers’ gubernatorial campaign in Mississippi. It is another story too; that of a young white Southerner who had the courage to jump right into…
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