- WORTH LISTENING TO AGAIN
AUG 13 NPR posts a re-run of an interview with Randy Newman, in which the composer discusses Katrina and his song about the 1927 flood. Newman, if you didn't know, came to New Orleans as an infant, spent several years there and then spent his summers there growing up. As usual, the man - who is brilliant - gives a really interesting interview.
- RED SHTICK HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD
AUG 13 In this post about the "Zen" of Donald Trump, the Red Shtick hits the proverbial nail on the head in explaining his attraction to (depending on which poll you believe) a whole bunch of GOP voters. There's a lot that's valid in here, but one part is particularly on point: he speaks to "a large swath of conservatives who have been conditioned to react viscerally rather than think rationally." That is some profound shtick, there.
- DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO
AUG 13 Blogger Tom Aswell could probably write a book about the hypocrisy in the Jindal administration. (Wait - maybe he is...?) In any event, here's another story about Bobby Jindal coming down hard on one guy and then letting another one slide - for the same alleged offenses.
- GILL: FORGET THE HEAT, GET RID OF IT
AUG 13 Columnist James Gill has an even better idea than making Death Row cooler: how about we dispense with Death Row? We'd have to give up our membership in that club - you know, the one that only countries like Iran, Iraq, Indonesia and China belong to - but hey, we wouldn't have to worry about such barbaric things as Angola's death row, either.
AUG 13 Here's a yummy post on Bon Appetit that lists 10 'unexpected' dishes in New Orleans. Sure, everybody's heard about gumbo and shrimp creole and all that, but these are non-cliched dishes that are pretty spectacular as well.
- WELL, THAT'S NOT SEXIST AT ALL
AUG 13 NOLA Defender brings us up to date on the latest stupid things that Bobby Jindal has said in his continuing desperate attempt to break 2 percent in the GOP nomination race. Now he's advising Hillary Clinton to ask Martha Stewart about living in the pen. Huh.