Brian Boyles' New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hotspot examines the new New Orleans through the lens of the city's preparation for the Super Bowl 2012. His account examines the complicated interaction between government, monied interests, culture and the city and does so with a light but determined touch. Boyles lets people talks words and actions shape how we feel about them, but he doesn't let anybody off the hook.
The People Say Project examines the intersection of commerce and culture in New Orleans, and we've been fortunate to have PSP's Brian Boyles contribute the occasional story (on Lil' Boosie and Wynton Marsalis). Earlier this summer, the project hosted its third annual Backyard Cut Session--a neighborhood party with DJs including Boyles spinning their vinyl favorites.