Last night Arnaud’s French 75 Bar hosted a blogger’s reception to kickoff Tales of the Cocktail, sponsored by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac. Naturally I was there. It’s fascinating to me that blogging still seems to be on the ascendant. I met a number of local bloggers, including people I hadn’t met before such [...]
I’m going to be making a presentation to a special interest group at the American Educational Research Association’s upcoming conference. My topic? Blogging in post-Katrina New Orleans. My idea is to recount five or so of the biggest stories to emerge from the local blogosphere since the flooding of the city in 2005. I mean [...]
After a month of cajoling on my part, I’m happy to report my co-worker Nancy Hampton has finally launched the Xavier Library Blog. Please check it out and leave her a comment.
Haven’t had much chance to read blogs lately, but I went over to Cliff’s Crib Saturday night and what I read there about his weekends post-Katrina really knocked me for a loop.
Question: When will the NOLA blogosphere finally get around to infecting Twitter? Answer: Last week. I blame Alan. PS: In the spirit of constant self-aggrandizement, I should mention that I’m editor_b on Twitter.
Last week I moderated a blogger panel. I was disappointed with the low attendance, but at certain times of the semester it’s hard to get faculty to turn out. However, I was very pleased with the actual content — the bloggers were articulate and thoughtful and passionate. It was a great discussion. A big thank [...]
Following up on yesterday’s post: Big thanks to Ashley Morris for putting together this swell interactive map of the City’s “imminent threat” demolition list. I’m not sure if it works on every browser, and it may take a while to load, but if you can view it you’ll be able to zoom in and move [...]
Why would someone burglarize the Public Integrity Bureau of the New Orleans Police Department? Speculations are welcome over at Signal 26.
A co-worker’s son spent last Friday night in jail here in New Orleans. Of course, people have to deal with our dysfunctional system all the time, and their voices are usually not heard, or they are ignored. But it just so happens that my co-worker is a writer and a blogger, so you can read [...]
I’m proud of my neighbor, co-worker and friend Michael Homan, who will testify before the US Senate on Wednesday. Go man go.
Roy Bragg writes about NOLA bloggers (including yours truly) in the San Antonio Express-News.
The most interesting thing Xy and I did over the weekend was to attend the premiere bout of the Big Easy Rollergirls at Mardi Gras World. Good thing we bought tickets in advance: It was sold out. Xy pretty much demanded that we go, and given that she’s generally too preoccupied with teaching to do [...]
I was on the local news last night — top of the ten o’clock hour. They pegged it to Nagin’s 100+3 day press conference, citing his quip about commercial blight, and then segueing to our rodent-infested grocery. They shot the interview with me yesterday afternoon. The camera operator (who bravely ventured into the grocery) turns [...]
Kalypso’s new movie is out. Watch it and get a look at New Orleans one year after Katrina through the eyes of an eleven year old girl. Well done, Kalypso. I’m proud to be your friend and neighbor.
I’m famous at last, quoted in an article on the Village Voice website by Anya Kamenetz, a former New Orleanian. “I’ve lost all sense of what’s normal,” says New Orleans resident Bart Everson. His house, which took on five feet of water, stands at a crossroads in the city’s recovery — one of the points [...]
Alan G. has some questions and criticism relating to the impending UNOP voting process, by which New Orleans neighborhoods are supposed to choose planning teams.
Everyone’s working themselves into a tizzy over the Unified New Orleans Planning process. The local blogosphere is abuzz, to the point I’m not sure where to start linking. Me, I’m getting plenty déjà vu — so I’m sitting this round out. I’ll stay engaged with the actual grassroots effort in my neighborhood, but I’ll let [...]
Imagine walking into a party full of people you’ve never met, but whom you know more or less intimately because they’ve been pouring their hearts out into their writing. That’s what the Geek Dinner was like. Although there were some programmers and other geeky types there, this event was dominated by bloggers. And as we [...]
I do hope all of you NOLA bloggers will be there at the Geek Dinner next Friday.
Xy and I were going to the library Saturday and decided we were hungry for lunch. We were passing by the Freret Street Festival and stopped there for some food. I was astonished to run in to so many New Orleans bloggers there: dangerblond, Maitri, Loki, HammHawk — I heard Ashley was there and also [...]