Feed for September 2005

KF on the blog as narrative archive. The irony of linking this in such a narrative-free month (/year) hasn’t escaped me.

Why all that warm water is sitting in the Gulf. I’m not looking forward to this winter.

Simon Schama on Bush. The Berliner Guardian is an impressive redesign, by the way.

MeFi on Katrina. These are the threads I was glued to all last week... The approaching storm. The storm itself. Drowning New Orleans. Shoe-shopping. “It doesn’t make sense to me.” Ray Nagin lays it down. FEMA Director Mike Brown’s prior job. Convoy on the go. Cast out the wicked. Laying blame. Red Cross told to stay out. “The cavalry is coming.” How many victims forgotten? First-hand stories. More survivors. Most of the links of note are in there somewhere, like the Interdictor, the key Nagin interview and the heart-breaking Broussard interview. The New York Times has a good round-up of the week—see it now before it slips into the archives, along with this display of prescience. Ed’s post of a first-hand email account is just one of the hundreds of stories emerging online that deserve to be read... as is this story from some paramedics.

Feed for August 2005