allaboutgeorge + neworleans   18

“I Believe in Arguing”: David Simon Treme Interview Excerpts - Tuned In -
Detroit, they used to make cars, Pittsburgh, they used to make steel. Here's there's still a factory. It's manned by an underpaid, poorly represented workforce of skilled workers. And what they manufacture is moments. New Orleans is a factory that gives you moments.
neworleans  cities  television  hbo  creativity  urban 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Race Assumes Central Role in New Orleans Mayoral Contest -
“The mayor has always been the citadel of strength for the black community in this town."
NewOrleans  from twitter
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Road Movie With Director John Hillcoat - Q&A With The Road Director John Hillcoat - Popular Mechanics
I was nervous about those trees. But I was told how to deal with it: The worst thing to do is run if a tree is falling because you'll lose your bearings. Trees go deceptively so far out that you could cross its line way off in the distance and it'll get you. The experts said if anything happens, the thing to do is just to watch it carefully. You've got seconds. Just watch it, and see where it's going, and then you can sidestep it. I thought I'd pass on that information.
culture  film  geography  movies  cinema  creativity  aesthetics  beauty  neworleans  photography 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - An Eight-Bit Version of Paradise City
"That's when I realized that yes, the information age was upon us, and the world was never going back. And am I complaining? Well, I'm not sure."
neworleans  louisiana  books  writing  authors  rock  bicycling  diy 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
CJR: The Redemption of Chris Rose
“It’d be interesting if every newspaper treated its community as if it were at risk. And if you took a good look at most major dailies, they are. Not at risk of dying and being wiped off the map. But look at the state of the American city [...]"
journalism  neworleans  cities  urban  media  newspapers  drugs  alcohol  writing  nonfiction  lousiana  katrina 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
With Regrets, New Orleans Is Left Behind - New York Times
“It’s not New Orleans to me. And I find myself asking, Where are all the people? I see all the empty houses, and I knew once there was people in all those houses. Where are the people, you know? Where are the people? [...]"
neworleans  louisiana  identity  usa  hurricane  katrina  social  public  memory  black  poverty 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
33 1/3: A Céline Update
"She is condemned to a kind of pidgin otherness that gains her little in empathy or exotic allure because few know how to place it within standard North American racial and ethnic matrices."
canada  identity  feminism  language  music  politics  neworleans  katrina  hurricane 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Facing South: Racism plagues N.O. area rental housing market
"In other words, in nearly six out of every 10 transactions, African-American testers with the same jobs, credit, career paths, income, family types and rental histories as white testers were treated less favorably by landlords."
housing  neworleans  hurricane  katrina  realestate  louisiana  demography  discrimination  capitalism 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Essay: The irony of Romping Monday and Fat Tuesday - International Herald Tribune
"At carnival, the revelers are holding up the powers-that-be for ridicule. But the street-dancers are also making fun of themselves, which makes the festival noble. This week's glad interruption in time is a gift from the deep past."
neworleans  lousiana  public  social  religion  christianity  spirituality  dancing  dance 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Failed Revolution
"In the end, Republicans didn’t shrink the government. But they did degrade it. Baghdad and New Orleans are the arrival destinations of a movement based on deep contempt for governance."
iraq  war  neworleans  nyc  newspapers  republicans  gop  washington  politics 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NoLa T-P: Hell And Back
"I changed the message on my phone to say: 'This is Chris Rose. I am emotionally unavailable at the moment. Please leave a message.' "
neworleans  louisiana  hurricane  katrina  depression  health  journalism  media 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Some Defiant, Others Give Up On Return to New Orleans
"I've lived long enough to know that life is a wave; you move up and down. When you are down, you have to muster the wherewithal to face it."
neworleans  hurricane  katrina  rita  philosophy 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans
"For military officials who flew rescue missions around the city, the reports that people were shooting at helicopters turned out to be mistaken. 'We investigated one incident and it turned out to have been shooting on the ground, not at the helicopter.'"
hurricane  katrina  crime  neworleans 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
CHE: 9/23/2005: Carlin Romano's "New Orleans and the Probability Blues"
"Probability theory and risk analysis may not be the jazziest topics to wrestle with in Katrina's wake, but more should try. And not just in regard to the Gulf Coast."
neworleans  hurricane  katrina  cities  politics  psychology  futurism  urban  sustainable 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
AJR: Brian Thevenot's "Apocalypse in New Orleans"
"All I know is that few if any newspapers in history faced what the Times-Picayune did just to publish in the days after Katrina hit Monday, August 29."
neworleans  newspapers  journalism  media  cities  hurricane 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Water Lifts Its Awful Veil on Landscape of Destruction
"Other than Uptown, the rest of the city is just as vulnerable to flooding as the Ninth Ward. Do we just salvage the Tchoupitoulas-to-St. Charles corridor and the French Quarter and call it a day?"
neworleans  katrina  housing  architecture  louisiana 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
VV: My Flood of Tears by Anya Kamenetz
“You want to know what I think? Now it APPEARS, we are all SEParate from each OTHer. But that’s an ilLUsion. That’s just time, messing with you. It’s just a sign of how FEARfully we are made.”
race  identity  time  katrina  hurricane  neworleans  spirituality 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
docbrite: Moon Over Lakeview
"Bill Clinton has lunch in New Orleans on Tuesday, goes in for heart bypass surgery on Friday. Coincidence? You decide, but I happen to know he had the barbecued shrimp at Mr. B's, which contains at least two pounds of butter per serving."
clinton  food  neworleans 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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