The Week: Most Recent Natural Disasters:New Orleans Rising recent posts.en-usMon, 30 Aug 2010 13:49:00 -0400http://theweek.com Recent Natural Disasters:New Orleans Rising from THE WEEKMon, 30 Aug 2010 13:49:00 -0400New Orleans: The miracle is it's 'still here'<img src="" /></P><p>The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is triggering familiar nightmares, says Jarvis DeBerry in the New Orleans <em>Times-Picayune</em>. The increased news coverage, one therapist says, is reminding people "what happened when their whole world was ripped away" by a relentless barrage of 100-plus-mile-per-hour winds and an unstoppable wall of water. We were powerless to stop it. And we're powerless still, writes DeBerry. The next huge hurricane could come any time, and we know &mdash; from experience &mdash; that if it hits head on, it could rip through "what's left of our wetlands," then "drown the...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 30 Aug 2010 13:49:00 -0400New Orleans: 5 years after Katrina<img src="" /></P><p>Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating assault on New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast. Politicians of all party affiliations and at all levels of government promised to rebuild the Big Easy. Five years later, how is New Orleans faring?</p><p><strong>New Orleans is smaller, whiter, and wealthier<br /></strong>Despite residents' worst fears, "New Orleans has not become a Disneyfied version of its former self," says Bruce Nolan in <em>The New Orleans Times-Picayune</em>. But it has changed. The city's population has shrunk by 22 percent, the African-American majority has dropped from 67 percent to...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 27 Aug 2010 07:00:00 -0400The latest Tweets about 'Hurricane Katrina'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 26 Aug 2010 09:35:00 -0400BP spill: The 'Obama's Katrina' squabble<img src="" /></P><p>Is the BP oil spill "Obama's Katrina"? Yes, say conservative pundits such as Rush Limbaugh, who's slammed what he considers the administration's sluggish reaction to the environmental disaster &mdash; echoing criticisms levelled at President Bush after Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005. Though <em>The New York Times </em>is also reporting that the Obama administration missed early chances to tackle the disaster, are Katrina parallels justified? (Watch a CNN report about the "Obama's Katrina" debate)</p><p><strong>Obama was as unprepared as Bush was:</strong> Every flack in the White House was "deployed to squelch comparisons...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 05 May 2010 11:23:00 -0400'Treme': TV's instant classic?<img src="" /></P><p>After only one episode,&nbsp;<em>Treme </em>&mdash; a new HBO series about post-Katrina New Orleans &mdash; was renewed for a second season. The show was created by David Simon, whose drama<em> The Wire </em>regularly tops critics' lists of the best TV shows of all time. But if the tone of early reviews &mdash; the second episode aired over the weekend &mdash; are any indication,<em> Treme</em> could someday be vying with<em> The Wire</em> for that title. Here's a sampling of what critics love about Simon's new show: <br /><br /><strong>It's unique:</strong>&nbsp; Treme is unlike "any fiction series I've ever seen made for TV, HBO included," marvels James Poniewozik...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 19 Apr 2010 19:10:00 -0400