Last summer, I broke up a fight between two men near my Los Angeles home, and last night I stood between a man and a woman who were quarreling loudly in the street outside a friend’s home in New Orleans. A few moments earlier, the man had hit his girlfriend so hard that she landed… Continue reading The Dangerous NOPD
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The Magic of New Orleans: Superman, Lucky Charms, and Bible Scriptures
This is the fourth post in a mult-part series on The Magic of New Orleans. Part I: Bon Jovi and Cats; Part 2: Saturday Night on Frenchmen; Part 3: Remarkable People. Los Angeles freeways are jammed with pricey European sports cars alongside beat-up compacts from the 1980s and the latest in hybrid technology. Yellow cabs and black Towncars fill the streets of New… Continue reading The Magic of New Orleans: Superman, Lucky Charms, and Bible Scriptures
The Fight for Charity in New Orleans
Health care in New Orleans was in a state of crisis after the city flooded in 2005, and government officials responded by permanently closing Charity Hospital, the largest pre-Katrina medical provider.
The Truths of Katrina
It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, and the average American knows almost nothing about the atrocities that occurred in New Orleans: political corruption and abuse; disaster profiteering; overt racism; and murder.
“Sissy Bounce” Sexually Liberating?
But I take exception to Times reporter, Jonathan Dee’s claim that “sissy bounce…creates an atmosphere of sexual liberation — for women.”