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Harry Shearer on New Orleans

NPR Rejects Ad For Harry Shearer's Katrina Documentary

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, wanted the ad to say "a documentary about why New Orleans flooded," but NPR would accept only "a doc...

The Katrina Bookshelf

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Harry Shearer

As we approach the 5th anniversary of the flooding of New Orleans, it's clear that, though the city has seen a profusion of "Katrina" art and music, the major enduring presence of the catastrophe has been on the bookshelf.

Don't Want to Go Overboard With the Sympathy Thing

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

President Obama has been asked to weigh in on the portentous Colts v. Saints Super Bowl matchup.

New Orleans: What's Been Done, What's on the To-Do List

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In New Orleans, there have been notable steps forward in arts, education and entrepreneurship since Katrina. The bad news is that the "temporary" pumps installed for future floods do not, and cannot work.

Obama In New Orleans: Rebuilding Still In Progress

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

President Obama visited New Orleans Thursday morning for the first time in his presidency. His appearance focuses attention on a city that's still reb...

Shearer's Strange Broadside

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Wyskida

Harry Shearer's main criticism of The Nation's investigation into Katrina's hidden race war is that it wasn't something else. He attacked us for writing an expose about race, violence and police brutality in New Orleans and not on his preferred subject.

All Those Federal Funds: Why the New Orleans Recovery is Slow

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

For those who keep asking a variant of "why, with all the federal billions sent down there, is New Orlean's recovery so slow?", an authoritative answer is now available.

The NBA's David Stern Does Doo-Doo Diligence

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Shearer

Pardon the George Bush 41-inspired wordplay, but what can one think of the NBA's attempt to get a P.R. handle on the refereeing scandal in the league?