Articles by Cory MacLauchlin

June 9, 2015

Meet Me Under the Clock: A New Orleans Story 5

It’s the small traditions — from eating red beans and rice on Monday to meeting under a clock outside a department store — that remind them that some part of this sinking city will endure. Those reminders are sacred, even if they seem trivial to the rest of the world.

March 26, 2012

The Lost Manuscript to A Confederacy of Dunces 9

I had nearly given up on the original manuscript of Confederacy of Dunces until a year ago when I interviewed Lynda Martin, the sister of John Kennedy Toole’s best friend in high school. “The manuscript?” she said in a soft southern accent. “Yes, well I have it in my closet here at home.”