All Parts of City to Rebuild Under New Orleans Plan

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.

Rich Neighborhood, Poor Neighborhood

Class as it was playing out in the rebuilding of New Orleans

Cash Now, Questions Later

My first of a series of dispatches following a single business as it struggled to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina

The Lasting Effects of 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 Corner Store After 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.

Why New Orleans’s Black Residents Are Still Under Water

A spin-off from KATRINA that appeared in The New York Times Magazine,  The black narrative of Katrina and the white one.

Still Underwater Ten Years After Katrina

The story of New Orleans through the eyes of a banker I would shadow off and on for the better part of a decade.

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