New HBO series from The Wire creator honors New Orleans
The Brave New Workshop drops Bush in the Katrina dunk tank
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
How could a local band help save New Orleans? You don't know Jack.
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
The NFL considers moving the Saints to LA, Exxon rakes it in, Canadian folkies try to halt the next Harry Potter movie, sexy messed-up teeth, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
After Katrina, a rough winter lies in store for Minnesota's migratory birds
An Idaho weatherman blames the Japanese mafia for Hurricane Katrina, Tom Sizemore's sex tapes, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...
Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>
A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
When they got round to laying blame for the dismal performance of governments at every level last week in New Orleans, all the reporters invoked some reference to the traditionally "corrupt and inefficient" governments of the city and of Louisiana. True enough, but New Orleans itself has always mani ... More >>
This is the perhaps the most emailed of the numerous New Orleans survivor stories making the rounds. It's already been posted at Counterpunch, Daily Kos, Steve Gilliard's news blog, and many others. But it deserves to be reproduced as widely as possible, so we'll archive a copy here too. Counterpunc ... More >>
A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>
As the Twin Cities prepare for an influx of New Orleans refugees and Prince composes a song for the Katrina disaster, the number of benefit fundraisers keeps growing. Complicated Fun has a complete calendar for September so far, with beleaguered New Orleans legends ReBirth Brass Band this Saturday a ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
Forty-five percent of Americans give the federal government a failing grade in responding to Hurricane Katrina. Just 28 percent say the government has done a good or excellent job and another 25 percent call it a fair job. Check out the rest of the numbers here.
I'm merely paraphrasing a Drudge Report headline noting Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn's futile attempt to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The linked story, from the Herald Sun, details Penn's misadventures in piloting a rescue boat that sprang a leak immediately after launch. Appare ... More >>
News outlets have carried almost nothing but Katrina dispatches and video footage since the hurricane came aground Monday morning, but in the past 24 hours they've been surreally slow to elucidate what's going on in New Orleans following the break of a critical levee on Lake Pontchartrain either lat ... More >>