Ava DuVernay​ to Direct Film About Hurricane Katrina 

In her continued effort to keep it 100% real, 100% percent of the time, Ava DuVernay's next film will be about Hurricane Katrina. » 1/26/15 4:00pm 1/26/15 4:00pm

"Be Resilient": Katrina Survivors Talk to the Northeast

SandyKatrina is a new Tumblr showcasing photos of Hurricane Katrina survivors holding up letters of encouragement for those suffering to get through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. » 11/02/12 6:45pm 11/02/12 6:45pm

Frankenstorm Is a Great Opportunity to Take a Much-Needed Hurrication

Just before the start of my second semester of college in New Orleans, of Louisiana fame, my dad, who had driven all the way from New Jersey with me, thus preventing me from listening to all the dance hall reggae I so desperately crave on a cross-country drive, had conversation with a scabrous Marriott bartender that… » 10/28/12 12:30pm 10/28/12 12:30pm

A Timeline Of Wingnut Disaster Explanations

Glenn Beck says maybe — just maybe — the recent earthquake in Japan was caused by people failing to follow the Ten Commandments. Let's take a look back at some other ridiculous right-wing claims about disasters. » 3/15/11 5:08pm 3/15/11 5:08pm

George Bush Tells Oprah How Racism Hurt His Feelings

Yesterday, the former President appeared on Oprah to discuss his memoir Decision Points. He went into detail about he could've done a better job in handling the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and how it "irritated" him to be called a racist. » 11/10/10 11:15am 11/10/10 11:15am

Crappy Huggies Ad Jokes About Hurricane Katrina

This Italian Huggies ad reads, "You called her Elisa, but perhaps Katrina would have been better." Ah yes, a baby's incessant pooping is just like that natural disaster that killed thousands of people. » 11/04/10 6:28pm 11/04/10 6:28pm

New Orleans Commemorates Katrina As Only New Orleans Could

[New Orleans, August 29. Revelers dance along Royal Street in the French Quarter durning a funeral procession commemorating the 5th Annivesary of Hurricane Katrina. Image via Getty] » 8/30/10 1:20pm 8/30/10 1:20pm

First Family Does The Time Warp For Lunch

[New Orleans, August 29. President Barack Obama with daughters Malia and Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama order lunch at Parkway Bakery on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Image via AP] » 8/30/10 9:23am 8/30/10 9:23am

Hurricane Katrina Led To Spike In Divorce Rate

Post-Hurricane Katrina, many unhappy married couples say they found it easier to start new lives, causing a 10% increase in New Orleans' divorce rate. "Instead of saying, 'I'm moving out, I'm packing,' we were already apart," explains one divorcée. » 8/23/10 5:52pm 8/23/10 5:52pm

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Condi Rice Insists That George Bush Cares About Black People

Today on The View, Sherri asked Condi Rice about Hurricane Katrina. Surprisingly, Rice became passionate when talking about how angry she is at the implication that Bush's epic fail on that disaster was race related. » 1/29/09 3:20pm 1/29/09 3:20pm

When The Levees Broke, People Lost Family Recipes, Too

Post-Katrina, a New Orleans newspaper editor is helping people restore their memories one recipe at a time. The story, from today's Times, makes us appreciate old wisdom and new technology. » 1/21/09 3:30pm 1/21/09 3:30pm

Sarah Palin Is More Than A Little Confused About, Well, Everything

With the first Presidential debates and a week of Pali-blunders under our collective belts, it was time to breathe easy and have a few drinks this weekend in honor of Maureen Dowd having been kicked off the "Straight" Talk Express » 9/29/08 10:00am 9/29/08 10:00am for talking less straight than either John McCain or Sarah Palin. But then there were…

Trouble The Water Gives One Woman's Katrina Experience Airtime

Today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and with the memoirs and films » 8/29/08 3:20pm 8/29/08 3:20pm of the wreckage left after the natural destruction and human mismanagement comes the documentary . It stands out from previous films about Katrina because it includes first-person footage shot by a woman and her husband who were living…

Hurricane Katrina, Three Years Later: A New Memoir And An Approaching…

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, there's a new storm on the horizon: The latest » 8/28/08 2:20pm 8/28/08 2:20pm on Gustav is that it could hit the coast of Louisiana — and New Orleans — with a similar impact. Earlier this week, ran an with Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc, a woman who's considered…

Former Bush Propagandist Scott McClellan's Book Uses Term "Propaganda,"…

If there was a Bush administration official who was as painful to listen to as Bush himself — and that is probably scientifically impossible but humor us for a second — it was Scott McClellan. Dana Perino is dumb but so prettily, unabashedly so, Victoria Clarke always had those insane purple suits, Rumsfeld made his… » 5/28/08 10:30am 5/28/08 10:30am