Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is a free artistic publication in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There is a new issue every four months showcasing local writers and visual artists. Sweet Tooth was born during a period of rapid growth which has now since vanished with the economic downturn. In the midst of budget cuts and lay offs, it is still imperative to the city's cultural landscape to insist that we document our eternal need to create and converse. The aim is to sustain a conversation about art and living creatively. Have your cake and eat it, too.


Big Purse
- Jamye St. Romain

Wonder If He Knows
- Juanita H. McGregor

Issue #16

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Summer Solstice Surfing
- Rose Marie Mustain


Dine Out! Save Lives!
- Timothy Young; Executive Director, HAART

How to Survive a Plague
- Paul Robert Dean

The Same Hand
- April Green-Pou

20th Century Crusade
- Rose Marie Mustain

Issue #15

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Reverse the Order
- Juanita McGregor

GYT
- Julie A. Mickelberry, Planned Parenthood

Pestilence Descended
- Angie Ledbetter


Red and Green
- Jayme St Romain

Lovers on the Bridge
- Meg G Holford

Armageddon’s Cotillion
- RM Mustain

Issue #14

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Red and Green
- Juanita H. McGregor

How to Be a Reader
- Erin Rolfs


P.Q.
- Juanita H. McGregor

Muses’ Lament
- RM Mustain

Inspiration and Aspiration
- Jayme St Romain

Issue #13

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The Paint on Your Wall Should have a Really Good Name
- Malia Krolak

Gordon Mese: Mayoral Inspirations
- Meg G Holford


At the Indian Art Fair
- Britton Estep

Buy Art
- Meg Holford

This Life As an Artist
- Robin McAndrew

Issue #12

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Thoughts on Pots
- Adrienne Lynch

An Object of Beauty
- Paul Dean

Bye Bye MBA
- Juanita McGregor


The Real Deal
- Scott Finch

I’m Not Willie Nelson
- Kate Freeman

The Patriot Act (It Is Like Coming)
- Paul Dean

Issue #11

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The Revolution of My Mind and Body
- Meg Holford

Tiki Mix Ukelele Review
- re*act*or


Radio Gaga
- Steven Babcock

Strolling into yesterday, the young of today move at a different pace
- Margaret Giles

Issue #10

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The Need to Weave at LASM
- Meg Holford

Festivals
- Clarke Gernon


I'd Really Like to Hit a Bitch
- Tracey Duncan

I Like to Drink My Friends
- Alex V. Cook

Issue #9

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There Are No Cigarettes in Ballet
- Erin Rolfs

Spill
- David Brown


A Note from the Editor
- Alex V Cook

River City Jazz Masters
- Michael Loveless

Bird & Squirrel/Edge of the Earth: the Kelleys, the Parkers (and the Wagners) and You
- William G. Osborne III

Issue #8

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Phantom Party Does It
- Alex V. Cook

The Jazz Funeral for the Arts
- Erin Rolfs

Why Robert Joy
Makes Me Feel Happy

- Malia Krolak


A Note from the Editor:
Know Thy Enemy

- Alex Cook

Crosses at Either Side
- Scott Finch

Issue #7

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The Bearded Men Have No Legs
- Tracey Duncan

Chuck Hustmyre (An Interview)
- Dave Carner


Greening Your Thumb
in Baton Rouge

- Susan Kirby Smith

Let's Roll
- Steven Babcock

Issue #6

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I Love Chelsea's
- Rebecca Marchiafava

Gonna Think About Things
- John Wygle


Sid's Sandwich
- Fred Simonson

How Does Baton Rouge Dress?
It Likes a Little Bling

- Trace Duncan

The Sound of Baton Rouge
-Fred Weaver

Issue #5




Issue #5

A Newcomer's Perspective
- Al Dixon

Blog Baton Rouge
- Anna Hirsch



Behind the Scenes at
UnCommonThread

- Maya Cook

Ezra Kellerman:
Islands in the Stream

- Alex V. Cook

The Best Way to Go Underground
- Steve Babcock

Issue #4






Teddy's Juke Joint: the Very
Best Bar (Not) in Baton Rouge
(But Very Nearby)

- Tracey Duncan

Flatbed Honeymoon's
' The Electrician'

- Fred Weaver



A Bloody Red Pole, Bullet Holes
and a Shiny Beast: Stalking the
Baton Rouge Aesthetic

- Paul Dean

How Tight the Space Feel
- Herpreet Singh

'That's What Freaks Me The F*** Out'
- Dr. Theo DeMuro,
interviewed by
William G. Osbourne III

Issue #3






Go Bike?
- Jenn Nunes

Where Do We Draw The Line?
- Anna Hirsch

Levres Rouges
- Erin Rolfs



No Poetry at the Mall
- Herpreet Singh

The Lights Are Much Brighter There
- Tracey Duncan

Welcome Home Jazz
- Anna Hirsch

Tighten Up
- Steve Babcock

Issue #2






Generating Space with Robert Moreland
- Alex V. Cook

This Place Will Be Rocking
- Mayor/President Kip Holden,
interviewed by
William G. Osborne III

Downtown Baton Rouge Needs an Independent Cinematheque
- Aharon Varady

Lasting Impressions of the Ephemeral Gallery
- Elizabeth Pratt



A League of Their Own
- Erin Rolfs

Crossing the Street
- Anna Hirsch

Signs of Baton Rouge
- Paul Dean

A Bigger Picture
- Steven Babcock

Issue #1







Ancestral Memory
- William G. Osborne

Say Something
- Britt King

The State of the Southern Novel
- Dave Carner

Navigating the Complexities in Art
- Mallory Feltz


Where To Get It

We print only 350 copies of each issue, but this limited run works to several advantages.

One: The people who find a Sweet Tooth keep the Sweet Tooth. We feel each print should be cherished as such not only out of a green sensibility but also because the designer, Paper Shrine, put some work into the layout and it is a piece of art.

Two: It drives readers to the web version where we hope they will take advantage of each article's online forum. Also, we can mail a copy directly to your home for a five-dollar donation. It's really easy and you'll be paying our dental bills, no, just kidding, you will be supporting a local, homegrown arts network.

The List!

  • LSU Art & Design Building
  • Glassell Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts
  • Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Laurel St
  • Highland Coffees
  • Time Warp
  • Inga's Subs
  • PJ's Coffee in the Shaw Center for the Arts
  • Brew Ha-Ha
  • Capital City Grocery in Spanish Town
  • Garden District Coffee (Perks)
  • Whole Foods

Contribute

There are a couple of ways other organizations, artists, community members and media outlets can help foster dialogue.

TEACHERS copy and distribute in class to high school, undergrad and graduate students. Take one day to discuss the articles and have the students write an article as a class project. Submit for publication in our next issue.

ART ORGANIZATIONS have Sweet Tooth on hand at your gallery or facility.

ARTISTS take part in letting other artists know about this opportunity to speak up. You can post the link to Sweet Tooth on your personal website and/or have copies available at your studio.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS take copies to work, slip ‘em into your co-workers mailboxes. Think about how Sweet Tooth can be a forum to express your artistic thoughts. Submit your writings for publication in the next issue.

MEDIA OUTLETS should take advantage of the opportunity to connect with an ever-increasing demographic hungry for innovative and intelligent art events by letting the public know about Sweet Tooth. If you would like to reproduce the broadsheet or editorials for print or broadcast, please contact sweettooth@culturecandy.org.

EVERYONE should post a response to one or more of the articles in Sweet Tooth. You never know, you might end up in print.

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