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How Many Katrina Retrospectives Are Too Many?

It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, and you probably already know this is because seven million writers all descended upon the town this summer to craft their own meditations on what it all MEANS. The most notable of these pieces was the 25,000-word (!) epic written by Wright Thompson that will take up the… » 8/27/15 4:34pm Thursday 4:34pm

Actually, Hurricane Katrina Was Not Super Cool

If you squint hard enough at this nasty number from last week, in which the Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary wrote glowingly of the great civic good Hurricane Katrina visited upon the city of New Orleans a decade ago and of her fervent desire for Chicago to meet a similar fate, you can almost interpret the outline… » 8/17/15 5:10pm 8/17/15 5:10pm