Two upcoming media events that merit attention:
Left Behind: The Story of the New Orleans Public Schools
January 10th, 7:30pm
Canal Place Cinema
It’s one of the best documentaries about New Orleans I’ve seen. WTUL’s Community Gumbo (91.5 FM) will feature an interview with Vince Morelli, one of the film’s directors, Saturday, January 6th, at 9:00 a.m.
And just in time for Mardi Gras (February 20th) …
The American Experience
An interesting map on the American Experience site traces the development of New Orleans neighborhoods along with improved drainage made possible by the Wood screw pump:
That reminds me — Carnival season starts again tomorrow! Whoosh! Once again, the arrival of Carnival season comes at a time when we really could use something positive to look forward to.
P.S.: Notwithstanding the fact that I’ve been saving this post as I’ve been writing it, I’m about to make a third attempt to publish after having to retrieve lost copies by hitting the browser “Back” button and re-writing the recovered post. I’ve seen this happen enough in the past that I’m convinced now it isn’t just a passing glitch, it’s a systemic problem. WordPress.com is not succeeding lately in endearing me to them over Blogger.