I scoop even the New Orleans Times-Picayune in reporting that the city will allow residents to rebuild anywhere they like, no matter how vulnerable a neighborhood to future flooding.
Class as it was playing out in the rebuilding of New Orleans
My first of a series of dispatches following a single business as it struggled to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina
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 is the Lower Ninth Ward, 10 years Katrina.
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.
A spin-off from KATRINA that appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The black narrative of Katrina and the white one.