New Orleans, La. – Each year, as the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina comes around, I think about the transformational power of the very early months of the recovery, when everything seemed to be at stake, teetering on the brink of individual decisions. I think especially of the way the actions of a few could inspire so many, and how often that inspiration happened around a kitchen or in a dining room.
New Orleans, La. – As the 6th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, award winning performance artist Jose Torres-Tama remounts his critically acclaimed multi-media show-The Cone of Uncertainty: New Orleans after Katrina. Shadowbox Theater-2400 St. Claude Avenue. Performances: Thurs-Sun: August 25-28, Sept. 1-4, & Sept. 8-11 2011
New Orleans, LA – This episode of The Reading Life: Mark Folse, author of "Carry Me Home: a Journey Back to New Orleans," and editor of "A Howling in the Wires: An Anthology of Writing from Postdiluvian New Orleans" and journalist Jordan Flaherty, whose new book is "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six." Both will be attending Rising Tide 6: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans August 27 at Xavier University.