We’re about a month away from the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, that, you’ll recall, killed almost 2000, displaced tens-of-thousands more and caused over 100 billion dollars in damages when it made landfall near New Orleans on August 28, 2005.
This means that we’ll start seeing a whole bunch of articles on how New Orleans has or hasn’t changed since that horrific period in its history. Like this one in today’s New York Times:
Um … that’s not quite what we meant:
Brownie Old Gray Lady! More anger:
But is all this criticism fair? Probably not. The article appears in today’s paper on page D1 in the “Food” section. And as angry as folks want to be at the headline, New Orleans is a tourist town and the fact that the restaurants have bounced back is good news for the city.