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The Quotable Richard Campanella

Press Street's Room 220 asks Richard Campanella, geographer extraordinaire and author of the recently released "Bourbon Street: A History", "So you think that most of the people who have recently moved here are because they are culturally fascinated?" His answer: "They're self-selected for Orleanophilia, a fascination with this place and the sense that it's undiscovered—Brooklyn and San Francisco are just crawling with people like this, whereas New Orleans is not. That's why there's a boom on, because there's a sense that it's this 'undiscovered Caribbean Bohemia.'" [NOLA Defender; previously]