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“New Orleans is in your blood. The attitude was, we’re going to do this, we’re going to open back up, slowly but surely.”
Recurring themes of maternal abandonment, marital strife, classism, depression and addiction bob like so many buoys out in the Gulf, forming a strange dot-to-dot that somehow spells strength.
For years, Jazz Fest was the annual cathartic gathering as we all slowly came home from cross-country evacuation locations. So it's a welcome change, to be looked to as inspiration for city of resilience, rather than a worst-case scenario.
On paper, Beasts of the Southern Wild has one of the most depressing movie plots you've ever heard of. Yet somehow the film is beautiful and uplifting.
It was 2007 and the 9th Ward still looked like an overgrown prairie strewn with concrete slabs. In the years since then, Make It Right NOLA has assembled a living study in sustainable architecture for returning residents.
The Saints may have lost, but the city of New Orleans did not. It was never just about coming back but about coming back stronger.
Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the people left behind. These numbers offer some hints of what remains.
If you can't identify with the millions of hidden poor people in this country, if you blame them for their plight and consider their poverty tolerable, then you are also tolerating the continuing, systematic neglect of the cradle and laboratory of the great American art form, Jazz.
"At 4 o'clock in the morning people started getting canned food and supplies. That's when we realized it was a category 5
I will never forget the moment I realized I would follow this story as it moved from the despair of ruin to the recovery of everything that New Orleans was before the storm.
This city, not that long ago, appeared to be lost. Only five years have passed since corpses were floating through the streets
As a result, the quality of public schools in New Orleans has improved significantly. The new hybrid model, whereby charter
When President Barack Obama visits New Orleans next week to survey how its recovery is going four years after Hurricane Katrina