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I talk with New York Times Magazine book editor, Pamela Paul

An article I wrote for Rolling Stone about the kids of Katrina. Roughly 160,000 kids were displaced by Katrina. The average child moved 7.2 times after the storm. Five years after Katrina, the average Katrina Kid was suffering four time the number of "serious emotional disturbances."

The self-fulfilling prophecy that has been the Lower Ninth Ward. Or why does the Lower Ninth look like the hurricane happened months ago and not ten years has passed.  Appearing in The Nation.

My first foray into graphic nonfiction. I worked with the artist Jackie Roche on this article about Burnell Cotlon, a son of the Lower Ninth who spent more than 5 years -- and nearly 100,000 -- trying to bring a store to his community.

FiveThirtyEight.com: “Why The Plan To Shrink New Orleans Failed

A spin-off from KATRINA that appeared in The New York Times,: Why New Orleans's Black Residents Are Still Under Water:  In which I lay out the black narrative of Katrina and the white one.

CBS “Sunday Morning,” Katrina featured in the segment titled, “New Orleans After Katrina: A Tale of Two Cities,” 8/30/15

This American Life.” Ira Glass gives me a shout-out in this report on the state of the Lower Ninth Ward, 8/29/15