Jeanie Riess

Jeanie Riess is a writer from New Orleans. She's written for Smithsonian, The New Republic, and South Writ Large, and she lives in Brooklyn.

An illustration of dancing figures reflected in the water beneath a docked riverboat

Grooving to the Oldies at New Orleans's Temple of Uncool

A dance party on a riverboat casino highlights tensions about the city’s self-image, and its future.