Articles tagged hurricane katrina

‘If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise’: The Big Not so-Easy Keeps Its Head Just Above Water

Spike Lee has proven himself adept at juggling vast amounts of information and conflicting points-of-view.

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On The Media: Photographer obscured full picture after Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — Many local institutions cracked or crumbled after Hurricane Katrina, but the journalists at the New Orleans Times-Picayune soldiered on. In the sad, chaotic

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8 Oct 2009 // 2:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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20 Questions: Terence Blanchard

The cerebral, soulful, three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard tells us how our turbulent, dynamic world inspires his beautiful music.

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‘Trouble the Water’ directors found an ideal subject for their Katrina documentary

Originally, Brooklyn-based filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin thought they’d make a post-Katrina documentary about Louisiana National Guardsmen struggling to provide disaster relief. “After

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22 Aug 2008 // 6:11 AM

Trouble the Water

Trouble the Water reveals not only the terrors of the hurricane but also the political and personal valences of its legendary mismanagement.

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Widow of R&B pioneer Ernie K-Doe directs the rebirth of legendary lounge in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS—When the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina engulfed the legendary Mother-In-Law Lounge and the National Guard rescued Antoinette K-Doe, she worried about what she

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20 Nov 2007 // 8:59 PM

1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina by Chris Rose

New Orleans columnist takes readers deep into a devastated Crescent City.

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Jam band records a hip-hop powered tribute to its broken home

In the weeks and months following Hurricane Katrina, much of the music made for and by the broken city of New Orleans was understandably mournful,

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27 Aug 2007 // 2:29 AM

Faces of the storm: how New Orleans is coping 2 years on

NEW ORLEANS—It has been a rough two years for Ricky Scales and his family, ever since Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters drove them from their

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27 Aug 2007 // 1:43 AM

2 years after Katrina, rebuilding inches along in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS—His storm survival story is chilling: As the floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina swirled and rose around his Lower Ninth Ward home, Robert

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25 Jul 2007 // 5:00 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Two years after Hurricane Katrina wreaked its destructive fury upon New Orleans, a new network television drama series is setting up shop

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With Speed and Violence by Fred Pearce

In alarming times, being an alarmist makes you right ...

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5 Jun 2007 // 2:43 AM

One New Orleans neighborhood’s recovery

NEW ORLEANS—Jocelyn Lagerman leaned against an exposed wood beam, beside a Mardi Gras bead hung over a nail. She only briefly contemplated the question:

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Sounding the Call for Equality: An Interview with Mavis Staples

Staples: "What has really changed? I'm 67 years old, and I was here the first time around and it's still not fixed. We can't let Dr. King shed his blood and die for us trying to get justice and live in a world like this."

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5 Apr 2007 // 1:54 AM

Walk around downtown and it’s almost like Katrina didn’t happen. Harrah’s casino sees a bustling crowd. Restaurants and shops do a good

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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