AUG 31 Blogger Bob Mann gives his view of the dust up between Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos recently at a press conference. He seems a little shocked that the 'journalists' there didn't get bent out of shape. Hey Bob: maybe that's because most of them aren't journalists!
AUG 31 This multi-media piece on Yahoo tells the story of New Orleans native Jon Batiste, who was selected as Stephen Colbert's band leader for the revamped Late Show, which starts on September 8.
AUG 31 The Guardian takes a look at how the leader of the free world is received in the Lower Ninth Ward. Given the "uneven recovery" since Katrina, the big cheese doesn't necessarily merit the red carpet treatment in the neighborhood.
AUG 31 Mother Jones posts this interesting perspective on what has happened in the 10 years since the levees broke, through the prism of the current issue of race and the Black Lives Matter movement.
AUG 31 This post on Indian Country Today explores what "Creole" means. Author Kyle Mays is an academic, and this article certainly has an academic bent, but it's interesting - especially for folks who claim this heritage.
AUG 31 Claire Z. Cardona, a staff writer for the Dallas Morning News, posts this essay of her memories of Hurricane Katrina. Ten years ago, she was a 15-year-old resident of Lakewood South, and the storm changed her life.
AUG 28 Here's the NYT's Taking Note blog about crazy stuff the GOPers say, this one dedicated to Bobby Jindal's statements to President Obama prior to Obama's arrival in NOLA for the Katrinaversary. Bobby didn't want Barry to talk about climate change. We're sure Obama took that to heart, because the last time Bobby made comments on an Obama speech it worked out so well. For everybody.
AUG 28 This post in Vanity Fair is about all we could handle of former FEMA chief Michael Brown, who wants to blame everybody from Anderson Cooper to Mr. Greenjeans for the feds' dismal response to Katrina - and won't shoulder a wit of the blame himself. It's an analysis of Brown's whining, self-serving, nausea-inducing post in Politico this week.
AUG 28 If you watched any of the last Food Network Star episodes to see how Baton Rouge Food Blogger Jay Ducote did, you will get a kick out of this post on Movie News Guide. In addition to celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis, there were two other constant stars of the show - Giada's boobies. They saw more air time than anybody else, especially in the finale. This post explores the prominent cleavage, as well as Ducote's loss.