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Linked by Tragedy of Disaster-Revived by Music

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

The Louisiana Gulf Coast and New Jersey Shore stand out as two American regions most traumatized by hurricanes in the last few years. Yet, while the losses for many will be lasting, the mood of tragedy is being gradually lifted by a refreshing storm of culture, particularly in music.

New Orleans to unveil Claiborne expressway options in September

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the August 5, 2013 edition.) In community meetings last winter and spring, New Orleans reside...

New Orleans Launches Its Loyola Streetcar, With Another Leg Awaited

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Spacious, solar-lit shelters on the new Loyola Ave. streetcar line, opening on Jan. 28, will accommodate Super Bowl fans in New Orleans. But elsewhere, commuters huddle under less protection.

Lance Gould

Paul Simon On Underserved Kids, Politics, More

HuffingtonPost.com | Lance Gould | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact

Underprivileged children suffer enough medical problems as it is, but PTSD? Even years of funding and observing health care for needy kids didn't prep...

6 Years After Katrina, Lower 9th Ward Still Bleak

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 10.28.2011 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- In New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, the grasses grow taller than people and street after street is scarred by empty decaying houses, the li...

Charlie Sheen, The Cocktail

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Inspired by the one-man demolition team himself, this drink, served at Ninth Ward in New York City, consists of the prerequisite two and a half parts ...

Brian Bordainick, New Orleans Teacher, Working To Build 'Field Of Dreams' In Ninth Ward

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

New Orleans high school teacher Brian Bordainick, at only 24 years old, is making a lifetime's worth of difference in the city's Ninth Ward. After a y...

Avatar: An Anti-War Film Challenges Us to "Be All That You Can Be"

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

An avatar is a being of matchless integrity, and every culture has examples like Abraham, Moses, Miriam, Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed, Fatimah, Chief Joseph, Nan'yehi.

Judge: Hurricane Katrina Flooding Was Caused By Army Corps Of Engineers' Negligence

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive...

New Orleans: The Corps Defends the Future

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

I'm preparing to make a documentary film on the causes of the flooding of New Orleans, and so I decided to attend one of the community outreach meetings the Corps of Engineers holds.

Rocky Road: Time Defends McCain's New Orleans Gaffe

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Senator McCain's tossed off semi-proposal to "tear down the Ninth Ward" if needs be is redundant at best. The tearing down was already done by a massive federal levee failure almost three years ago.