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‘Empire of Sin’ chronicles rise of seedy side of New Orleans

In Gary Krist’s latest work, “Empire of Sin,” he chronicles the rise and demise of Storyville, a mixed-race working class neighborhood downriver from Canal Street, where, in the mid-1890s, moral crusader and alderman Sidney Story and his Victorian do-gooder cohorts sought to “isolate” and thus insulate prostitution, gambling, jazz and drugs, so that the “better elements” could rest easier. Out of sight, out of mind, they thought.

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App review: Kid in Story Book Maker, helps kids on autism spectrum build communication skills

Parents need to know thatKid in Story Book Maker's price may be hefty compared to some storybook-creation apps, but it has special features that make it easy to create social stories for kids who need extra help with social and communication skills. Users can create stories from scratch or can add a specific kid into stories already included in the template, which is especially helpful for kids on the autism spectrum who may need to see themselves encountering situations, such as a visit to the dentist, in storybook form before encountering the situation in real life. Though designed for kids with autism in mind,Kid in Story Book Makercould be helpful for parents of preschoolers who want to introduce kids to a routine or ease them into a new experience.

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