Tag Archives: New Orleans

Spike Lee Interview

Update, August 26: Full interview is here. Original post: It’s been a fascinating couple of days culminating in the premiere of Spike Lee’s new documentary last night, If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise. Highlight for me personally …Read more…

“Even with a $67 million hole in the city’s budget, not many of the financial issues facing Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration are actually visible from space.”

I’m particularly proud of the lede graf on today’s Times Picayune story about New Orleans police cars and other city vehicles languishing at a city repair plant amid the city’s budget woes. Pride comes before a fall, but I do …Read more…

"West said the officer on the scene told him, "I opened the door and this Oompa-Loompa is standing there," referring to the brightly-colored characters from "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."…"

Oh, Jesus. I heard about this story last night and had to do that thing where you pull out your iPhone in the bar, just to Google something. Every paragraph is like opening a new sickly gift.