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daniel-wolff's picture
Apr.13.2014
              Stalking the storyline of my book on New Orleans’ recovery, “The Fight for Home,” was what you might call the fight against home. Even as the people I profiled -- Carolyn Parker, Pastor Mel Jones, and many others -- struggled...
daniel-wolff's picture
Aug.23.2013
The plan to create green space along the riverfront in New Orleans needs a new name. Its supporters have called it Reinventing the Crescent and describe the project as being “first and foremost about connection — reconnecting our city and our communities to our riverfront.” [their emphasis]...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.29.2012
  image via hollywoodreporter.com    Salvage The Bones, by Jesmyn Ward   I don’t remember why I bought this book. It probably wasn’t that it won the National Book Award for 2011; more likely that it’s about the Mississippi coast in the time prior to Hurricane Katrina. I have...
anne-lynn-jarman's picture
Nov.16.2011
Thanksgiving is here again, and it's been six years since the first Thanksgiving after Hurricane Katrina came through my city. I don't live there any more, I was lucky, I was able to leave in the December after, and moved to Richmond, Virginia with the dog and the Betta in his travel cup. It's...
kate-gray's picture
Apr.06.2011
"Get out" was what came in the door. "Fire!" the farmer yelled. Mother was leading me out of the kitchen and up the stairs for my nap. I was six years old, the youngest of six, and the rest of the family was away. After the farmer's yell, we heard the faint bell of our fire...
susan-fleet's picture
Feb.18.2011
My latest favorite is by Rosalyn Story, WADING HOME: A Novel of New Orleans.The writing is lush and lyrical and the story is totally engaging, the saga of a young man desperately seeking his father, who may have perished in the floodwaters of Katrina. Along the way he reconnects with a woman he...
holli-herrle-castillo's picture
Jan.05.2011
I have come to accept that there will always be someone in the world who does not like my work or my characters, and I have learned to get past a review I feel is not favorable.  It's all a part of being a writer, taking the bad with the good, seeing if I can learn something from it, hitching up my...
orlando-taylor's picture
Nov.14.2010
   After Kanye West's interview with the illustrious Matt Lauer many people are simply writing off his words and actions as, "Uh Oh, there he goes again.", without looking carefully at the whole story. Kanye West gas now pulled out of a concert he was going to do in conjunction with...
orlando-taylor's picture
Nov.14.2010
   After Kanye West's interview with the illustrious Matt Lauer many people are simply writing off his words and actions as, "Uh Oh, there he goes again.", without looking carefully at the whole story. Kanye West gas now pulled out of a concert he was going to do in conjunction with...
SharonWalling's picture
Aug.29.2010
I'm currently watching the weather channel - something I learned to do in the Gulf area of Texas. They are, of course, remembering Katrina. Nick, my husband,  worked for Harrahs in 2005. He was called to the Gulf about a week after she hit. He had to go to Gulfport and Biloxi and establish - or re...