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Vol. 55, In New Orleans: Lower 9th Ward, Post-Katrina

Posted on 11 May 2006

A Ghetto Where Figs Grew The Ninth Ward is a notorious neighborhood in New Orleans. A Slate.com article about post-Katrina Ninth Ward characterizes it as “a historic black neighborhood, home to Fats Domino, abandoned by government, and the ‘murder capital of the murder capital.’” The author, Frank Ethridge, called the Ninth Ward an “impoverished neighborhood… »

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Vol. 51, New Orleans Underwater

Posted on 20 September 2005

Oaxaca, Mexico It is 4 in the morning and it is rainy season in Oaxaca. Everyday around 5 p.m. the sky opens up and it pours. Sometimes it stops. Sometimes it goes on and on until at some point in the morning you are awakened by the sound of water on your roof and you… »

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