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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 08/2010

Burlesque Dancers Give Shirts off Their Backs to See What's in the Water

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Green

Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana Founder Joanie Hughes called in some favors to raise funds for testing coastal rainwater after the oil spill, and Burlesque for the Bayou was born.

Begin Again: Notes On a 5 Year New Orleans Evacuation

| Posted 08.21.2010 | Travel

To talk about the last five years post-Katrina without mentioning what happened this summer would be to ignore the elephant in the room. The big, oily...

Martha's Vineyard: Notes On a Five-Year New Orleans Evacuation

| Posted 08.22.2010 | Travel

With tragedy at home, we were living by a beach with rainbow colored clay cliffs while deciding where to go and what to do.

I'm Having a Personal Crisis, Can I Take Your Order? Notes On a New Orleans Evacuation

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Travel

Post disaster coverage is a tale of the sacred and the profane. There are the beautiful efforts of caring individuals, and there are counterproductive wombats you want to smack on the head with a pan.

5 Years Post Katrina: In Which I Move Back to the Prairie

| Posted 08.26.2010 | Chicago

My life began to split into two very separate lives after 8/29. I took the road less traveled on, and also the road more heavily traveled. It has involved a great deal of driving.

With A Little Help From Our Friends: A 5 Year Katrina Evacuation

| Posted 08.27.2010 | Impact

When you've lived through it, hearing anyone call a disaster someone's Katrina is like hearing a pundit speculate on Obama's That Time Your House Burned Down when you're the one whose house burned down.

Author William Gibson on New Orleans: "The City They Couldn't Disneyland"

| Posted 08.28.2010 | Books

Acclaimed cyberpunk author William Gibson was kind enough to describe what it is about New Orleans that draws travelers from around the world and when they have to leave, what draws them back

Redefine 8/29: 10 Images of New Orleans Recovery

| Posted 08.29.2010 | Travel

If you've been following this five-part series on my journey post-Katrina, you're as ready to move on to another topic as I am, so I'll wrap it up quickly and move on to 10 pictures of rebirth and recovery.