An episode of television can stand on its own, as a complete work. It can tell a story that reverberates in our hearts and minds for years. The truly lasting stories are the ones that make us care about the people at the center of the saga.
Shannon McNally could be like one of those characters in Treme, the critically acclaimed HBO series about New Orleans musicians surviving in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She already knows the part by heart.
Debates about eBooks, about who gets to be publishers, and what devices they're made available for, all seem to be focused on the idea of the book as something separate. Enhanced Editions is preserving the nature of a book.
Treme seems to have come at the right moment. The city, nearly five years into a recovery many folks argued against or doubted would ever happen, has felt for much of this year as if it were almost levitating.