The Pettiest Lies People Have Ever Told to Get Out of Plans
"I'm doing Hurricane Katrina relief work."
New Orleans Has to Work Fast to Avoid Washing Away by 2050
As climate change brings more and more extreme rainfall to the Gulf Coast, will the city take the necessary steps to protect itself from massive storms?
Fear, Flooding, Harvey, and Me
How I learned to fear the rain.
Michael Patrick Welch
Saving New Orleans Could Mean Borrowing a Lesson from Hurricane Sandy
Mobile pumping tech would make New Orleans safer as coastal weather becomes more dangerous.
A Year of Lil Wayne
The Power of Lil Wayne's Katrina Bars on "Feel Me"
"Weezy F Baby, now the F is for FEMA."
All in Your Head
Why Death Tourism Is Thriving
Could visiting the places where other people suffered be a form of self-therapy?
This Week in Storms: Typhoon Kila, Sudanese Dust, Hurricane Fred
Every day NASA satellites offer intense perspectives of global storms.
"It Was A Big 'Fuck You' to Katrina": New Orleans' Musicians Play On
Ten years after Katrina ravaged the homes of many of New Orleans' most celebrated musicians, the jazz and blues play on.
New Orleans Is Tired of Talking About Hurricane Katrina
The "remembrances" and "observations" and "celebrations" from that time and since are so intense that some residents are packing up and leaving town this weekend to get away from the media maelstrom and relentless sorrowful nostalgia.
How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
Ten years after the storm, a full-fledged community of black skateboarders is now thriving in the Crescent City.
The Lower Ninth Ward, Ten Years After Katrina
Amid bureaucracy, scammers, and confusion, the close-knit, predominately black community is a tapestry of hope and despair.
Living with My Post-Katrina Survivor's Guilt
While others lost everything, I stayed in FEMA-funded hotel rooms and lapped up pity from those who saw my Louisiana license plate. Instead of character, all I got out of Katrina was a party-friendly anecdote.