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August 26, 2015 1:21 PM   Subscribe

"The hurricane lives in a complicated place. Everyone's experience is both communal and personal, obvious and hidden. The memory of the death is everywhere, buried in shallow and temporary graves." (SL Longform ESPN)
posted by roomthreeseventeen (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
That's just outstanding. Thanks for posting it, roomthreeseventeen.

Charlie Pierce also wrote about the 10th anniversary of the storm and the disaster-without-end in, “Love and Death in New Orleans, a Decade After Hurricane Katrina .”
posted by ob1quixote at 1:55 PM on August 26, 2015

I live in New Orleans, and have as of late been inundated with long, sappy think-pieces about the Katrina anniversary.

I would have either never noticed this piece on ESPN, or I would have passed it over, if it had not been posted here. This was an amazing story, thanks for bringing it to my attention.
posted by tryniti at 4:06 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

I've never been to or lived in New Orleans, but holy shit.

This is an amazing piece of journalism.

I remember reading all of the stuff where they went to a very basic website and there were people reporting who stayed and did it - I remember seeing CNN coverage and thinking "No. Wrong." That's only because of the work Chris Rose and his colleagues did on the ground.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:06 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

I live here too, and did during the storm, and this is by very far the best piece I've read so far. It's very difficult to read, but I'm also very pleased because I contributed to it in a small way and know others who did too. I'm glad it's good. Don't know what else to say.
posted by CheeseLouise at 6:24 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

“In the Shadow of the Storm,” Rebecca Solnit, Harper's, August 2015

“Busing in the band: Will New Orleans culture survive the post-Katrina boom?” Robert McClendon, The Times-Picayune, 27 August 2015
posted by ob1quixote at 5:28 PM on August 27, 2015

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