Author Spotlight

Tom Piazza

Tom Piazza is the author of twelve books, including the novels The Auburn Conference and A Free State, the post–Hurricane Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, and the essay collection Devil Sent the Rain. He was a principal writer for the HBO series Treme, and he won a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey.

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I Vitelloni: A Trip to the Station
In the long dream of image and spectacle that was Federico Fellini’s career, I Vitelloni occupies a nodal point. Filmed in 1953, between the brilliant but somewhat superficial The White Sheik (1952) and his first fully characteristic work, La Strad…

By Tom Piazza

All That Money Can Buy: The Devil Gets the Best Lines

Director William Dieterle’s 1941 film adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benét’s short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” is a melodramatic fever dream, a hallucinatory tour de force.

By Tom Piazza