Panickers in the Streets (of New Orleans) Coming This October

There will be several of us hereabouts that might be feeling a bit of that old-time certifiable panic coming on because we’re purporting to deliver papers at a litter-airy conference.

In a related story, the neighborhood gets certified:

From The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (Part 1, Ch. 7)

That’s right, you can watch the entire movie right here in the Korrektiv Old Orleans Theatre. So pop some popcorn, put your feet up, gather the wife and kids around the laptop, and try not to slip clean out of existence.


  1. Matthew Lickona says

    Hard to do in the great Somewhere that is not Anywhere that is the Internet. But good find.

  2. Jonathan Potter says

    I think Korrektiv Press should occupy a gritty old warehouse on Tchoupitoulas St.

  3. Churchill says

    Thanks for posting that. I liked Richard Basehart when I was a child. Jack Palance is a good actor.

  4. Churchill says

    I didn’t really follow the plot.

  5. Churchill says

    And I confused Richard Widmark and Richard Basehart, who I’m sure was a nicer person.

  6. Cubeland Mystic says
  7. Jonathan Webb says

    Kind of like Captain Beefheart who took on the name becaue he had a beef in his heart against the world.

    By the way, is New Orleans prepared for two conferences in town at the same time? Have they prepared for additional police presence and arranged for bus reroutes past Loyola?

  8. Cubeland Mystic says

    Who all is going on this gig?

    • Jonathan Potter says

      The entire Kollektiv, plus Amy Welborn and Betty Duffy, plus an undetermined number of spouses and chillens.

  9. Cubeland Mystic says

    Is this a private event or can anyone come?

    • Matthew Lickona says

      I don’t think it’s private. We had to apply to present papers, is all. I don’t know if it’s free, though.

    • Jonathan Potter says

      Are you serious?! The Percy conference costs a hundred bucks to register for but I’m pretty sure it’s open to anyone who wants to attend. (Follow the link in this post.) As for the joint Gerasene/Korrektiv Summit, and the revelries thereof, you are in like Quin of course!

  10. Quin Finnegan says

    Well, I’m in for sure, now, and staying at the Prytannia. And not just me. I’ll be arriving on the Crescent Express from Atlanta w/my 76 year old Uncle. And when it comes to bourbon, he can wipe the floor with all of us … not sure that’s the right metaphor, but you know what I mean. Look out, French Quarter!

  11. Cubeland Mystic says

    Hi Matthew

    I know this is off topic, but you know your screenplay? I have another suggestion. Have McManus enter and win an egg eating contest. Just a thought.

    • Matthew Lickona says

      Rector: What we have here is a failure to communicate.

      All you need to know is that the entrance to the cave Tomaso uses for his trysts is behind the outhouses, and that he seduces sensitive young souls not with his etchings, but with his exquisite illuminations of Scripture.

  12. Jonathan Webb says

    I’m compiling a list of restaurants from food shows like “American Eats” and will be visiting them systematically.

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