Arts Express: The BP Environmental Apocalypse At Slamdance

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Slamdance: The Anti-Sundance Film Festival.

A conversation with New Orleans filmmaker Nailah Jefferson about British Petroleum and the environmental apocalypse in the Gulf. And the devastation and fightback of the mostly African American fishermen there all the way to crashing the London BP stockholders meeting, in Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe A La Hache.

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Arts Express Book Corner:

The link between creativity and alcoholism, as writer Olivia Laing takes a literary journey there, in The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking. Venturing into the inebriated mind in fiction, and is there such a thing as alcoholic prose. A two-part series featuring noted writers reading from their work.

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.